Five things to look forward to: Final Super 8 showdowns, Qualifiers set for dramatic conclusion, NRL Grand Final

Alex Yoxall

St Helens v Castleford Tigers

With both Semi-Finals already decided, many have been quick to overlook the significance of this weekend’s Super 8 fixtures.

St Helens have recently rediscovered the form that has seen them top the table – and they will certainly be looking to keep the momentum going in the lead up to the Semi-Final against Warrington Wolves.

Castleford have gone somewhat under the radar throughout the year and similarly to their opponents, will want to keep the ball rolling in preparation for their Semi-Final against Wigan Warriors.

With Saints’ star man Ben Barba now officially due to move back to the NRL with North Queensland Cowboys, he will be looking to savour every moment wearing the famous red-vee.

Who do you think comes out on top?

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Leeds Rhinos v Toronto Wolfpack

The Qualifiers have been nothing short of scintillating in recent weeks – and this weekend’s fixture is sure to continue this pattern.

The Rhinos are a win away from officially confirming their Super League status for 2019.

The Wolfpack however must win to stand a chance of automatic promotion and a loss will see the Million Pound Game a possible destination.

Who do you think will win?

The Wolfpack lifting the Championship League Leaders Shield

London Broncos v Halifax

The Broncos have given a brilliant account of themselves this year and their impressive form has continued into the Qualifiers.

With a spectacular upset win last week against Salford Red Devils – Danny Ward’s men will be looking to secure themselves a spot in the penultimate Million Pound Game.

Halifax have been the only part-time team within the Qualifiers and despite failing to win a single game, have impressed with their brave displays.

Who will win? Can the Broncos make their Super League dreams come closer?

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Doncaster v Workington Town

With a spot in the Play-Off Final on the line – both teams will be itching to put in a performance on Sunday.

This also acts as a rematch of last week’s game that finished 44 – 32 to Doncaster, this time however the fixture will be available on Sunday at 15:00 LIVE on the OuRLeague app.

Leon Pryce’s Workington Town will be looking to give a better account of themselves this weekend, in what promises to be a thrilling encounter.

Who do you think will prevail this time around?

Photo belongs to Workington Town

Sydney Roosters v Melbourne Storm

The NRL Grand Final, the ultimate stage, the final push to glory.

The 2018 NRL season will come to a close this weekend and if the rest of the season is anything to go by – we are in for a sensational spectacle.

Melbourne will be delighted with the confirmation that retiring hero, Billy Slater, will not receive a ban for a shoulder charge.

The Roosters will be hoping star halfback, Cooper Cronk, will pass a last minute fitness test and be available to play a part in the final.

Who do you think will be crowned Champions?

Will the Storm prevail once again?