Crucial Super League fixture moved

Over the weekend  we had some huge games as Leeds Rhinos battled Hull KR, Wigan Warriors defeated Warrington Wolves and Huddersfield Giants impressed against Wakefield Trinity setting up a big game between Castleford Tigers and Hull FC on Saturday.

There was another big game as Leigh Leopards met Salford Red Devils on Sunday.

All of this came after a classic on Thursday between St Helens and Catalans Dragons.

We’re at a fascinating juncture in the season and Sky Sports have selected two Round 22 fixtures for live coverage next month – and they could be crucial matches at both ends of the Betfred Super League table.

On Saturday August 19, it’s a meeting of the teams currently occupying the top two positions, as Leigh Leopards host Catalans Dragons – in a game that will kick off as scheduled at 3pm.

That will be Leigh’s first home match for more than a month, and will give both clubs the chance to reflect on the progress they have made since they met at the same venue in the sudden-death Million Pound Match in September 2017 – when Catalans 26-10 victory condemned Leigh to relegation.

The previous night, the Betfred Super League will return after a two-week break for the Challenge Cup Final with a Yorkshire derby between Wakefield Trinity and Castleford Tigers – when the old local rivalry could have an extra twist, as the clubs are currently separated by only two points at the bottom of the table following Wakefield’s recent revival.

That game had been scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday August 20, but has been brought forward 48 hours as one of the most anticipated matches of the round.

This isn’t the only fixture moved.

Salford’s Betfred Super League clash against Wakefield Trinity, at the Salford Stadium has been moved to Friday 25th August, at 7:45pm.

In what is turning out to be the closest regular season in history, every result is vital and Paul Rowley’s side will be targeting a top six spot come the end of September.

The Red Devils were beating by the side currently bottom of the Super League table a fortnight ago, so it will be a chance to bounce back when they make the trip over the Pennines.

In their previous meeting at the Salford Stadium, Marc Sneyd’s drop-goal in golden point was the difference in a 14-13 victory.