Midway through the Super 8s, with promotion to Super League remaining wide open for all eight clubs in the Qualifiers.
This is where things could take a drastic turn whereas other clubs could effectively seal a spot in Super League for 2018, find out who could come out on top in week four!
London Broncos Vs Warrington Wolves
First up will see the Sky cameras head down to the Capital as London Broncos prepare for a make or break fixture with top of the table Warrington Wolves in Ealing.
The Broncos are without Junior Rociqa for the clash, but Michael Channing returns to the frame.
Similar changes for the Wolves as Ben Westwood is absent, but returning is Joe Westerman.
Quite the banana skin possibility here as the Broncos have been plucky opposition at home this season and the Wolves’ away form in Super League hasn’t exactly been easy on the eye.
London of course have the talented duo William Barthau and Jarrod Sammut to turn to for attacking options; both of whom have been consistent all season, hence why they finished the best attacking Championship club for tries scored.
How they’ve managed this? Rather obvious, they’ve worked well with a talented forward pack, such as Jay Pitts, Mark Ioane and Matt Garside to name a few.
That and being a full-time team means that London aren’t put at an immediate disadvantage so they are more than capable of a potential upset, one that is desperately needed as they have yet to win.
However, despite having all that, they remain up against it as the Wolves have retained a strong team, one that is seeking redemption for a drastic season.
Westwood out, along with Daryl Clark, may have an impact, but they have retained figures such as Chris Hill and Andre Savelio for go forward.
That and with sizeable players like Ryan Atkins and Peta Hiku out wide, the Broncos have a lot to handle in such an area in defence.
Then of course there’s trio Stefan Ratchford, Kevin Brown and Kurt Gidley to combine fluently, proving the Wolves with a healthy kicking game, side-stepping and even support play.
The match could very well be nip/tuck but it is hard seeing past another win for Warrington, due to the amount of experience they have in their squad, on top of superior confidence given their recent form.
London also can’t seem to escape the habit of going down narrowly; true, it is admirable to push big clubs close but falling short isn’t enough, especially in this competition.
There’s no reason why all that should change this week so it’s looking like the same old story for the Broncos as their chances of promotion continue to fade as the Wolves look to race back to Super League!