Yes! Super League returns and it has experienced a mid-week of twists and turns from clubs and players alike.
With some deciding an abrupt exits, check out below whether them involved will start out on new beginnings as well as whether others will continue with life in the Betfred Super League, here in round six!
Huddersfield Giants Vs Hull Kingston Rovers
Another risky move by the sport to televise two struggling teams yet again?
Huddersfield Giants take on Hull Kingston Rovers down at the John Smith’s stadium for all to see.
Danny Brough Vs Danny McGuire
First up the two ‘grandfathers’ of either team in Danny Brough and Danny McGuire.
Brough as we know has always possesses an exponential kicking game and currently as Scotland international Captain, should produce similar superlatives here.
As for McGuire though, the current Super League all-time top try scorer and eight time champion, need we say anymore?!
A very interesting battle between two legends of the sport that will be aiming to dictate throughout the clash.
Dale Ferguson Vs Maurice Blair
The pack and it may surprise some but here are two back rowers in Dale Ferguson and Maurice Blair.
Ferguson has been in fine form, having bagged a place in the Team of the Week on two occasions, owing to his fierce running and tight defending.
But Blair, despite his side struggling, is always a threat. His sheer power and ball handling being enough to trouble any opposition.
They both have similarities in terms of being able to adapt but differences by their style of play that could prove the deciding factor.
Jermaine McGillvary Vs Justin Carney
The backs and this should hardly bewilder fans as Golden Boot contender Jermaine McGillvary faces the controversial powerhouse Justin Carney.
McGillvary amassed the highest amount of metres last season for a back in Super League with 3883.
But Carney, since arriving from Salford, has proved a hit with the KR faithful, quickly winning them over with his excellent contributions to their clashes.
Two extremely powerful wingers who should line-up directly against one or another. No doubt either will bring back the ‘biff’ in this all important match!
A match that could be considered tough to call; the Giants have not been all that consistent but then again, KR have been no better and if not worse, hence their current table ranking.
The Giants look a strong side on paper; having Jordan Rankin, Kruise Leeming and Ryan Hinchcliffe to rotate with Brough between the pivots should stand the Giants in good stead.
Brough, as aforementioned with his kicking, can guide the Giants around the park but so can Leeming and Hinchcliffe from the ruck and of course Rankin with his handling skills and support play.
Let’s not forget Jake Mamo, who is able to ‘chime’ into the line if needed from full-back, having already produced some impressive performances in his tenure thus far.
The Giants do have some potent attackers, but it is whether they can come together as a unit and be capable of working with their three-quarters and forward pack.
Adding to McGillvary, Aaron Murphy and Jordan Turner have a lot of experience and quality and then there’s Darnell McIntosh, the Giants’ latest upcoming prospect.
That’s their back line, as for the pack, Dream Team player Sebastine Ikahihifo with all his power, Paul Clough and Ukuma Ta’ai add to Ferguson.
Quite a team the Giants possess and of course they make it difficult for anyone down at the John Smith’s stadium.
This game will be no different for KR, but this is possibly where it might come good for them. Or will it?!
McGuire and Chris Atkin need to step up and lead by example in attack as the Robins have only scored over 20+ in a game once this season.
But then again, their forwards also have to improve if they want to amend such an area.
Nick Scruton, yes has been injured, but has to make himself count in the front row with Samoan Mose Masoe, who had yet to take Super League by storm.
Yes, they have performed well in the past but have to do it now as it matters most.
They do have back up from James Greenwood, James Donaldson and Ben Kavanagh, but the same situation befalls them.
Looking at their backs, Ryan Shaw, Thomas Minns and Andrew Heffernan may thrive and perform well but they also face stiff opposition that could cause them plenty of problems.
Overall, the Giants have to be favoured and should make it back-to-back wins.
They look the stronger, more experience, composed and have home advantage plus are playing more entertaining rugby league.
The Robins are still struggling to adapt to life back in Super League, a factor that hits any newly promoted club hard and this is no different.
The visitors should provide some stern resistance but it will ultimately prove futile as a Huddersfield win is imminent.