The penultimate round of the Qualifiers is also upon us, with it all still to play for involving half the clubs!
But the obvious question remains of, who will survive and who won’t?!
Find out below the possible developments of week six who will find themselves deeper in trouble than others!
Hull Kingston Rovers Vs Catalan Dragons
First up is another view of the newly promoted Hull Kingston Rovers, this time hosting the troubled Catalan Dragons.
The Robins have made a whole host of changes from their hard-fought win over Widnes Vikings last week that regained them their Super League status.
Adam Quinlan, Andrew Hefernan, Thomas Minns, Jamie Ellis, Shaun Lunt, Nick Scruton, Lee Jewitt, Danny Addy, Maurice Blair and Mose Masoe are all rested, with them set to field an array of youngsters.
The Dragons meanwhile, have made one change as French International Remi Casty misses out, with the experienced Paul Aiton returning.
Potentially a tough game but the Robins may experience hangover from their promotion back to Super League so they may take things easy, whereas Catalan have it all to play for, so they’ll be desperate.
True, KR shouldn’t be underestimated; they retain Jordan Abdull and Chris Atkin as attacking options plus have brought in Zack Docker-Clay for energy around the ruck.
Furthermore, they have experience in the front row in James Greenwood and Chris Clarkson remaining in the side.
But of course on top of the aforementioned hangover effect, there’s the transition of so many changes that takes some getting used to and here, it will undo them.
Looking at Catalan, Luke Walsh and Richie Myler are starting to find some form and with Thomas Bosc and Aiton to back up as extra pivots, the Dragons may develop an exciting attack on the night.
Plus they have Sam Moa and Julian Bousquet for size in the front row as well as Jason Baitieri and Louis Anderson in the back row for added measure.
Plus, they should increase their efforts regardless under Head Coach Steve McNamara as their Super League status hangs in the balance and as a result, they will come out on top.
Maybe not as much as their previous visit to KCOM Craven Park but their pivots will dictate and get on top, especially if their experienced pack do the business by adding passion into their attack.
So yes, the Dragons should make it three consecutive wins and take that one step towards safety, but this is rugby league, where anything is possible!