The reason why there are no Super League games broadcast on Sky Sports on Thursday

People may have noticed that there are no Super League games broadcast on Sky Sports tomorrow night.

Instead, Castleford Tigers will host Warrington Wolves on Saturday afternoon with Daryl Powell set to make to the trip to the Jungle for the first time as an away coach since making the move to the Cheshire club.

Friday night’s Sky Sports fixture will see St Helens host Huddersfield Giants as the race for the top four spots heat up, but some rugby league fans have been questioning why there is not a game being scheduled for tomorrow night.

The truth is, after contacting a Super League spokesperson, Serious About Rugby League understands that because of the six teams that played games on the Sunday at the Magic Weekend, to entertain the potential thought of a Sunday/Thursday turnaround will have been detrimental to player welfare.

Hence, why a Saturday game has instead been chosen to be broadcast rather than a Thursday night one.

For that Saturday game between Castleford and Warrington, both sides are clamouring for that final play-off spot with the Tigers sitting sixth on 18 points and Warrington currently ninth on 14 points.

However, just four points separate six teams who are all fighting for those last two play-off places with the top four basically confirmed already despite a long way to go until the end of the season.

Hull FC occupy fifth spot on 18 points, above Castleford on points difference with Leeds Rhinos sitting seventh on 15 points.

Then, three teams – Hull KR, Warrington and Salford Red Devils – all sit on 14 points with only points difference placing Salford above Warrington and Hull KR.

Meanwhile, at the bottom of the table only two points now separate Wakefield Trinity in 11th and Toulouse Olympique in 12th following the French side’s big win over Trinity at the weekend.

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