On the back of a rugby league buffet last week with the first round of NRL action, the Challenge Cup and Super League all hitting our screens, it’s time to turn our attention to what’s available to watch this weekend.
More top-class action from both sides of the world are coming our way with more rugby league to stick our teeth into.
So, here’s every match you can watch on TV this week.
Melbourne Storm v South Sydney Rabbitohs – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena 9:00
Melbourne were given a bit of a freight last weekend when a Wests side featuring Jackson Hastings and Oliver Gildart took a 14-4 lead against them. But a Jahrome Hughes inspired comeback led them to victory. This weekend they face last year’s Grand Finalists Souths who didn’t get off to the ideal start losing to Brisbane in Round One.
Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers – Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Arena 19:30
Two teams on the back of defeat meet in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Thursday night. This is perhaps Wigan’s biggest game of the season so far after their defeat on Saturday. Matt Peet will be hoping for a response to ensure that the Warriors don’t slip as they did last year after defeat to Catalans. Meanwhile, Castleford will be hoping to take their second half performance against Huddersfield and turn it into an 80-minute showing.
Sydney Roosters v Manly Sea Eagles – Sky Sports Arena 9:00
Sydney Roosters were shocked by Newcastle Knights last weekend as former Huddersfield Giants youngster Dom Young scored. This week, the Roosters take on another top team who suffered defeat in Round One in the shape of Manly as both look for a first win.
Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos – Sky Sports Arena 19:30
Most wouldn’t have expected Salford to go into the fixture above Leeds, however the Red Devils have two wins to Leeds’ one so far this season and after an encouraging performance against Hull KR will be hoping to pile further misery on the Rhinos. Richard Agar will be hoping for a response from his Leeds side as they look to get things back on track following a fourth defeat in five against Hull FC last week.
North Queensland Cowboys v Canberra Raiders – Sky Sports Arena 8:30
Two sides on opposite sides of close matches last weekend meet in Round Two. The Cowboys lost by just 2-points against Canterbury whilst Canberra had just enough to edge Cronulla. This fixture will shed further light on how these teams will fair in 2022.
Warrington Wolves v Wakefield Trinity – Channel 4 12:00
Wakefield picked up a first win of the season last week against Toulouse but they’ll have to be at their best if they want to make it back-to-back wins at Warrington’s expense. After an unbeaten start to the season, the Wolves have lost the last two but to last year’s Grand Finalists. They’ll want to get back on track this week.
Halifax Panthers v Leigh Centurions – Premier Sports 19:15
After a week off during Challenge Cup weekend, Halifax will hope to put that rest to good use and end Leigh’s winning run. After a topsy turvy start to the season from the Panthers, beating Leigh would be a major statement and lift as the Centurions continue to chase Featherstone at the top.