Well rested after the scheduling conflict, all of the Betfred Super League clubs return for another normal week of action, with the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-finals coming up.
Before that however, the 12 must face-off once again in preparation for the Super 8s.
This round is dedicated to State of Mind rugby league, focusing on people and player’s welfare with the sport and below are the previews per game, will your team triumph?!
Leigh Centurions Vs Wigan Warriors
Kick-starting the weekend is the battle of the borough as Leigh Centurions take on Wigan Warriors at the Leigh Sports Village.
Leigh have Glenn Stewart back for the clash whereas Wigan have been dealt a triple blow as Liam Farrell is suspended plus Sam Powell and Sean O’Loughlin sustained injuries against Hull.
A match that may only see one winner but Wigan are undergoing further transition due to their injury crisis plus history isn’t on their side as they lost their first and only clash at Leigh, in the Cup against Hull KR.
As well as their winless run, perhaps this is the match where such history can be amended as their top four hopes hang by a proverbial thread.
They still have George Williams and Thomas Leuluai to lead in attack and with their exciting youngsters, will remain a threat.
Scoring six tries at Hull in the end retained hope of them defending their Super League title but it will be a big ask, including this fixture.
Derbies can be a different kettle of fish, where form can be dismissed and Leigh may just capitalise.
The Centurions have a strong squad to choose from but it is whether they have the confidence and energy reserve as the recent schedule may still have hindered their aging team.
Stewart returning is important and with strong runners such as Cory Paterson and Danny Tickle, will have to get on top of Wigan and quick.
Eloi Pelissier’s inclusion is important as his quick running will be needed to keep Wigan at bay from acting half.
However, in spite of all this, it is hard seeing past a Wigan win as they can be competitive with anyone, no matter who they field.
Their youngsters have come in and scored plenty of tries, combining well with their pivots throughout 2017 and this game will be no different.
Leigh will provide stern resistance but Wigan will have their day and return to winning ways, unless Leigh are capable of something truly special.