After Challenge Cup Final weekend, normal service resumes in Super League giving us a feast of rugby league action to dig our teeth into.
We have two Super League games to watch, two Championship games to digest and a range of top line NRL action which gets the weekend underway on Thursday as Gold Coast battle North Queensland in a Queensland derby.
Later that day, instead of the usual Super League action a Championship game takes centre stage at midday with it being a bank holiday.
The game in question is a basement battle between Workington and London with a hugely important two points up for grabs.
Super League action begins on Friday night with a massive game between two struggling giants Warrington and Leeds with both sides needing a win far below the heady heights they set a decade ago when they contested the Grand Final.
On Saturday there is NRL action between Manly and New Zealand Warriors before exciting Super League action on Channel 4 as Castleford play Wigan. Can the Tigers exploit a Challenge Cup hangover from the newly crowned cup winners?
Then on Sunday, there’s more NRL action between the Green Machine Canberra and Sydney before the week’s rugby concludes with a Yorkshire derby between Featherstone and Bradford with the Rovers looking to recover from their shock 1895 Cup Final defeat to Leigh with a game against Newcastle before that to make matters tougher on Brain McDermott’s side.
Gold Coast Titans vs North Queensland Cowboys – Sky Sports Arena 10:50
Workington Town vs London Broncos – Premier Sports 1 12:00
Warrington Wolves vs Leeds Rhinos – Sky Sports Arena 19:30
Manly Sea Eagles vs New Zealand Warriors – Sky Sports Arena 10:35
Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors – Channel 4 13:30
Canberra Raiders vs Sydney Rooster – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena 07:00
Featherstone Rovers vs Bradford Bulls – Premier Sports 2 19:15