The summer is definitely as the country is experiencing scorching conditions, making life difficult for the players quite so easily.
However, the action continues as our hero’s battle on for the historic place at Old Trafford.
June is almost at a conclusion in what is proving to be a quick campaign and below we look at how all 12 clubs will finish and enter July as the Super 8s approach!
Widnes Vikings Vs Leigh Centurions
Kick-starting the weekend is a relegation four-pointer as Widnes Vikings host Leigh Centurions in what should be a dress rehearsal of a Super 8s Qualifiers clash.
The Vikings have brought Chris Bridge, Joe Mellor, Lloyd White and Eamon O’Carroll after all sat out the defeat at St Helens a fortnight ago.
The Centurions meanwhile are without Gregg McNally but loanee Nick Rawsthorne has been named.
A tough one to call as both clubs have improved in recent weeks in a bid to survive relegation.
Widnes, home advantage and all, should start as favourites despite the fact they lost last time out and Leigh won.
Widnes have remained strong at home this season and having a selection of pivots available, they’ll be difficult to contend with.
Rangi Chase, Aaron Heremaia and Lloyd White’s will have to click from the word go.
All of whom having excellent handling and kicking games that can keep Leigh occupied throughout.
However, they’ll have to link up with the likes of Gil Dudson and Jack Buchanan, having such forwards lay the platform down for the pivots to have the freedom to attack.
They’re Widnes’ dangers, as for Leigh, they’ll pose a threat as they should be full of confidence from battering Wigan last time out.
Though they may be rocked following the news of Willie Tonga’s departure but landing Hull rising star on loan Nick Rawsthorne provides Leigh with another flowing scorer.
Rawsthorne can add support to the squad as it gives Leigh more attacking options.
Options the likes of Ben Reynolds and Josh Drinkwater can utilise as the two have improved in recent weeks to become a dangerous threat.
Then there’s Liam Hood and Eloi Pelissier at hooker to provide speed up front that has kept clubs occupied.
To call a winner though, it’s quite close but Widnes look to have the advantage here.
Not only are they at home but they have more size in every department as well as youth whereas Leigh’s aging squad will probably come back to haunt them once again.
Widnes to return to winning ways here but Leigh will make a tough go out of it.