Five things to look forward to: Local rivalries, classy Cas and Challenge Cup action

There are a lot of games in Super League, Championship and Challenge Cup this weekend so there are lots to look forward to.

Warrington and Wigan derby

It’s a local rivalry that goes back many years – before Super League was even a thing. Games between Warrington and Wigan have provided us with a lot of entertainment over the last couple of seasons. Liam Marshall scored four tries in just his second Super League appearance in this fixture last year so hopefully we are in for a similar treat on Friday. It may not be one of the best Warrington and Wigan games ever because the Wolves are yet to hit peak form while the Warriors only touched down in the UK on Monday morning from their Australia trip but it still has the ingredients of being a good game.

Saturday games

We are being treated to not one, but two, live games on Sky Sports on Saturday afternoon. A highly-anticipated clash between Castleford Tigers and Hull FC kicks off at 3:15pm while Catalans Dragons host Wakefield Trinity after it at 5:15pm. Both games look appetising, with Catalans still looking for their first win of the season but they face an impressive Wakefield Trinity outfit in Perpignan. Crack open a beer and enjoy the action Super League has to offer on Saturday afternoon!

Challenge Cup action

Despite Betfred Super League and Betfred Championship fixtures being played this weekend, we can’t forget about the Labrokes Challenge Cup! It is the third-round of the famous competition and there are three all-amateur ties. Kells take on the British Army, Normanton Knights welcome Batley Boys and Millom travel to Pilkington Recs. League 1 sides such as Whitehaven, Bradford Bulls, Workington Town and Hunslet are also in the third-round. If you aren’t doing anything this weekend, then why not show some support to your local club and get cup fever?

Two mouth-watering Championship clashes

We’ve spoken about how competitive the Betfred Championship is plenty of times already this year but we have more fantastic games to look forward to. Title favourites Leigh Centurions haven’t had the best of starts to life back in the second tier and it won’t be easy on Sunday as they welcome fellow full-time outfit Toulouse Olympique to the Leigh Sports Village. The game of the Championship weekend though is surely going to be between London Broncos and Toronto Wolfpack in the capital. The Wolfpack haven’t found it easy so far and the Ealing Trailfinders Sports Club is a very tough place to go.

Can Castleford be classy again?

Castleford Tigers were, arguably, the most entertaining team in Super League last year. They won the 2017 League Leaders’ Shield and only fell short to Leeds Rhinos in the Grand Final. However, they have been on a little bit of a rocky road in 2018 so far, losing heavily at St Helens and beating Widnes Vikings 13-12 at home. Daryl Powell’s side were a joy to watch last season and they will be determined to find that renowned ‘classy cas’ form against Hull FC on Saturday.

What are you looking forward to this weekend? Let us know in the comments below.

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