A new month and new digs for some players and clubs as the preparations for the Super 8s are well and truly in motion.
Some signings to assist in Super League survival whereas others to gain promotion to the big division but not everyone can triumph despite such action.
Life continues nonetheless and below are the potential outcomes from all six fixtures in round 20.
Leeds Rhinos Vs St Helens
First up is a meeting between two famous rivals as Leeds Rhinos host St Helens.
The Rhinos are without Danny McGuire due to suspension but similar circumstances befall St Helens’ Mark Percival, who received a one match suspension for other contrary behaviour.
A tough match to call as both clubs possess their fair share of experience and youth and having such a mix can produce the very best of rugby on the night.
This one could well be won in the forwards, but it is difficult to see who has the advantage.
Adam Cuthbertson leads by example in terms of being a battering ram but in response, the Saints have their own juggernaut in Alex Walmsley; this arguably being the tussle of the match.
However, in attack, both sides have been playing differently; Leeds have been attacking as a unit rather than relying on pivots, whereas the Saints haven’t.
This is what has put Leeds higher up in the table and progressing in the Cup; the ability to adapt anyone as an attacker, namely Joel Moon, to come in and do such a job.
Then there’s the attacking forwards in Matt Parcell and Liam Sutcliffe, the latter rotating from the backs to loose-forwards has caught opposition off guard throughout 2017.
Let’s not forget their dangerous back line too in Kallum Watkins, Tom Briscoe and Ryan Hall, all of whom possess plenty of speed and power.
Leeds look to be the favoured side but don’t write off the Saints just yet.
They heroically came out of the darkness last week and fought back to edge Salford at the death but they’ll need a far better start and more consistency throughout should they wish to topple Leeds.
It is whether the Saints can play as a unit in this game. Matty Smith, Theo Fage and James Roby will need to work well with their pack to generate any sort of attacking rhythm.
However, it looks the impossible task to start such form here when you have the Headingley faithful against you as well as a talented Leeds side.
Leeds will remain favoured and should attain the win purely on consistency and their superior ability to adapt together this season plus home advantage.
The Saints will force them to work hard but Leeds have done so on numerous occasions in the past, why not again here?