Week two of the Super 8s are fast approaching as the business end of the season resumes.
Another four tough games are set to unfold in the race for Old Trafford, find out whether your club will be on the winning side this week!
Wakefield Trinity RLFC Vs Leeds Rhinos
First up is a tasty tie as Wakefield Trinity host Leeds Rhinos in their final ever meeting at the historic Belle Vue.
Wakefield have Jacob Miller and Max Jowitt back from injury, but Mason Caton-Brown misses out.
The Rhinos meanwhile are unchanged from their comprehensive home win against Wigan.
Another interesting clash between these two rivals; all to play for after all in the race for the top four.
Wakefield know a win is a must as they may slip away. Having Miller back will be crucial as it sets Trinity with a healthy attacking combination alongside Sam Williams, Liam Finn and Kyle Wood.
Something every team needs against the Rhinos as, let’s face it, attack is the best form of defence and as dangerous as Leeds can be, this is what Wakefield need consistently throughout.
Miller’s side-stepping may prove a handful, as will Wood’s acting half running and on top of that, Finn and Williams’ kicking game.
But half-back are nothing without a forward pack to lay the platform down and with David Fafita and the ever-dependable Danny Kirmond named, Leeds will be busy.
However, never count out the former champions as it’s no fluke they sit second in the table.
The Rhinos have their full selection of pivots available in Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow, Liam Sutcliffe and Matt Parcell.
All of whom can cause any defence trouble, especially as they have the likes of Adam Cuthbertson, Stevie Ward and Jamie Jones-Buchanan to lay the platform down.
Both clubs look evenly matched in all departments, even the back line as Kallum Watkins against Ben Jones-Bishop will also be interesting.
Therefore, this game will be won on maturity and confidence rather than skill alone, which is where Leeds have the advantage.
Leeds as we know possess much more experience being at the top and given their bounce back to winning ways against a Wakefield side in some disarray, its hard seeing past them winning yet again.
No doubt that Trinity will provide a stern test in what should be a close call, but purely on attitude, Leeds will see out this one and continue their revival towards Old Trafford.