Five things to look forward to: Warriors Grand Final surge, NRL Finals kick-off, St Helens seek revenge

Alex Yoxall

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Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Trinity

It has been quite the fortnight for Wigan fans – with wins over Challenge Cup champs and table toppers St Helens.

Tonight they face a Wakefield side fresh from a convincing victory over the resurgent Huddersfield Giants.

A win for Wigan will aid their quest for another Grand Final appearance.

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has tipped the Warriors to go all the way.

Who will win tonight?

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Melbourne Storm v South Sydney Rabbitohs

The 2018 NRL Finals series kick off on Friday night with a scintillating encounter between the 2017 premiers, Melbourne and joint 2018 table toppers, South Sydney.

The NRL in 2018 has been one of the tightest contests in sporting history, seeing four teams top the table on 34 points and a mere 2 points separating eighth from first.

This guarantees one thing – those who watch on Friday, are in for some fantastic rugby league football.

Will you be watching?

Catalans Dragons v St Helens

The 2018 entertainers St Helens, have struggled to replicate their regular season form so far in the Super8s.

Their only win against Wakefield being sandwiched between defeats to Huddersfield and arch rivals Wigan.

Catalans, the 2018 Challenge Cup winners, will be looking to finish their season on a high.

Challenge Cup Semi-Final revenge or repeat?

Salford Red Devils v Toronto Wolfpack

Salford will host Toronto at the AJ Bell stadium on Saturday, in a game that promises to entertain.

Both sides have been in positive form and could both secure automatic Super League status – avoiding the dreaded Million Pound Game.

However, with only two points separating first from fifth – anything could happen.

Who will top the Qualifiers table come Saturday?

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York City Knights set sights on top of the table promotion

The Knights have enjoyed an enthralling 2018 campaign that sees them sitting pretty atop of the League 1 table.

However, with title rivals Bradford Bulls breathing heavily down their necks – they will not take their position for granted.

Three games remain for York, the first of which against Oldham on Sunday.

Can they go all the way?