The final round is finally here as the clubs prepare for their ultimate fate in the controversial Super 8s system.
For some, it can be considered “the final problem” as it will ultimately decide who will have the easier and tougher run towards Old Trafford whereas others aim to survive relegation.
Once again, another set of possibilities lay below, find out how the clubs may begin their Super 8s journeys respectively.
Warrington Wolves Vs Widnes Vikings
Kick-starting the weekend is the Cheshire derby as Warrington Wolves face off against Widnes Vikings.
The Wolves have made two changes as Kevin Brown and Matty Russell return in place of Kurt Gidley and Ben Pomeroy.
Widnes are without Aaron Heremaia but in come Alex Gerrard and Tom Armstrong.
Mainly pride at stake in this clash as both clubs prepare for their fate in the Qualifiers.
The Wolves should start as favourites, home advantage and all, plus they possess far more experience than the Vikings with respect.
Gidley is a big loss but Brown back and alongside Daryl Clark and Stefan Ratchford as attacking pivots, the Vikings may be against more than they can handle, especially given the Wolves’ recent form.
Then of course there’s the ever dependable Chris Hill to graft the hard yards on top of Irish International Ben Currie returning from injury and already having a significant impact last time out.
In response, Widnes have flashes of experience in Corey Thompson and Joe Mellor to attack but without Heremaia, Rangi Chase and Rhys Hanbury, they will struggle.
Widnes’ chance of remaining competitive is up front; Gerrard, Jack Buchanan and Manase Manuokafoa will provide some strength in that department.
This will give Widnes hope but when forwards have laid down the hard yards, you need attackers to come into play otherwise they will tire and this is where Widnes will falter.
So the Vikings may produce bouts of resistance but it will prove futile as Warrington look set to enter the Qualifiers on winning terms.
They hold all the cards and have the advantage arguably in every way; rugby league is full of surprises but not this time.