First Utility Super League Round 22 got underway with a Thursday night thriller between Hull FC and high-flying Castleford Tigers.
This opener saw fourth take on twelfth with the Tigers travelling to the KC Stadium on the back of their 24-24 draw against Leeds Rhinos. Final score 18-18, after Castleford pulled back the points after an initial lead from Hull FC..
Friday night sees two matches; Widnes travel to Saints with Salford hosting Leeds. The north-west derby should make for an interesting game with both sides going in on the back of a win. Widnes are currently sitting in eighth spot after their win over the Wolves last weekend and will be keen to keep the pressure on as the play-offs creep closer. League leaders Saints are edging it at the moment but with just a few points separating the current top six the top places are very much open.
Leeds will be without captain Kevin Sinfield when they head to in-form Salford. The Red Devils took a win away from the KC Lightstream Stadium last week continuing their recent winning run. The Rhinos sit in third as the battle at the top continues to get interesting.
London have just six games left in which to grab their first win but will face tough opposition in the Robins on Saturday. Currently occupying ninth position Hull KR have everything to play for to break into the play-off spots. And with the Broncos' fate already sealed they will have a battle on their hands this week.
Warrington’s game against Wakefield is one of three Sunday matches. Bradford will also welcome Wigan to Odsal and Catalan travel to Huddersfield. The Giants and Dragons will see a battle between sixth and seventh with the Bulls playing for pride against second placed Warriors. The top-spot is up for grabs should results fall in favour of Wigan but it will still come down to the wire come play-off time.
Match tickets for Sunday’s game against Wakefield are on sale in WolfWare, at WolfWare Online and on 08448 11 11 76 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) with both teams looking to bounce back from last week’s defeat there is everything to play for come Sunday afternoon.