After a jam-packed week of rugby last week, I hope you’re ready for more as the very best from Australia and England hit our screens this weekend. So, without any further ado, here’s every game you can watch live this week.
10:45 Sky Sports Arena – Manly Sea Eagles v Canberra Raiders
Manly have enjoyed some spectacular form as of late largely done to the brilliant Tommy Turbo at fullback. Currently fifth in the league, they’re dark horses for Grand Final glory in 2021. They’re taking on another side many fancied to be in and around the top four in the shape of struggling Canberra. Since the George Williams debacle, things haven’t been the same in the capital. Play-offs are still on the cards for the Green Machine but they need to find some form soon.
10:45 Sky Sports Arena – South Sydney Rabbitohs v North Queensland Cowboys
Souths, like Manly, are another forgotten title contender. The Bunnies are third on the ladder and are breathing down both the necks of the top two. They come into this game in good spirits too following a 38-22 win over Wests. They’re taking on a Cowboys side in desperate need of a win to push them inside the top eight.
19:30 Sky Sports Arena – Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons
For the first time since their fiery play-off clash last year, Leeds and Catalans do battle. The Rhinos are in season-best form having won four in a row including victory over the free-scoring Warrington Wolves last time out. With Luke Gale back in the side the Rhinos could be formidable opposition. That said, they’re coming up against the league leaders and the competition’s in form team who’ll come into the contest as favourites. It should be a classic encounter.
7:00 Sky Sports Arena – Cronulla Sharks v New Zealand Warriors
The battle between Shaun Johnson’s current and future clubs. The ex-Warrior is headed home at the end of this year and has a chance to show them what they’ve been missing as two play-off hopefuls go toe-to-toe. The Sharks sit just inside the top eight but a win for the Warriors would see the two sides end the week level on points.
14:30 Sky Sports Arena – Wigan Warriors v Huddersfield Giants
Two of the competition’s current struggles do battle on Sunday afternoon. Both sides were tipped for big things in 2021, yet recent poor form has derailed their campaigns. Neither side can buy a win at the moment making this a huge chance for both teams to turn their seasons around.