The Super 8s are all set to unfold for the third consecutive year as all eight clubs prepare to converge on Old Trafford.
This year though arguably sees all eight clubs current have a strong chance of securing the top four spot come the end of September though that can all change in the blink of an eye.
It’s sure to be an exciting few weeks and below are the possible and probable tips for each club as the race begins!
How many of you can guess where these will finish?!
Castleford have been dominant and fantastic all season and being ten points clear, are red hot favourites to attain the League Leaders Shield as well as a first trip to Old Trafford in their Super League history.
They’ve performed superbly all season, even when they’ve had causalities, they produce the goods and there’s no doubt more to follow.
Missing out on a trip to Wembley should only hasten their desperation for the other two pieces of silverware and it looks very unlikely they will be stopped.
Luke Gale and Ben Roberts’ combination in attack has been the pick of their quality this season and should be at the top of their game once more.
Then of course there’s forwards such as Mike McMeeken, Jesse Sene-Lefao and Grant Millington to dictate play up front, all of whom have been strong in attack and defence consistently in 2017.
The Tigers to finish first is quite obvious but whether they will end up as the champions remains heavily in question.
So close to relegation last season, the Giants nearly headed down that path again, until a revival later on in the season saw them secure survival automatically.
New additions such as Jordan Rankin and Martyn Ridyard have helped, especially given Ryan Brierley’s sudden departure to Toronto Wolfpack midway through the season.
Pay credit to the rest of the Giants’ squad, they’ve stuck together under Head Coach Rick Stone and managed to grind out enough wins to get them into the eight.
Though the task of breaching the top four may be too huge for them as starting five points behind is a mountain to climb.
Unless they produce something special and manage to win all seven games then they could qualify but how many can see that happening? Really?!
They should provide strong resistance but that’s as good as it will get from the Giants as the task of rebuilding to become one of Super League’s top dogs is still ongoing.