11th September 2018, 12:00 | super8
Wigan Warriors host Warrington Wolves live on Sky Sports in Round 5 of the Betfred Super League Super8s in what may well be a dress rehearsal for a Super League semi-final or the Grand Final in the next couple of weeks.
If their last game against each other is anything to go by, then we’re in for one great game. The two teams could only be separated by one point - a last minute Josh Woods drop goal the difference between both sides.
The last match was a milestone for Ben Westwood, playing his 500th career match. This weekend’s game will be seen as a must-win game for Wigan who will be looking to confirm at least a second place finish to guarantee a home fixture in the Super League semi-finals.
Wolves are come into the game after back to back wins since their Challenge Cup final loss; last week they beat Huddersfield Giants in a closely contested game to book their place in the top four - there was also a welcome return to the starting line-up for Ryan Atkins, after his absence from the team due to injury.
Warriors made it five wins in succession with a 25-10 win against Wakefield Trinity, two late tries by Morgan Escare and Joe Greenwood secured the win to rule out Bill Tupou’s try.
The race for the top five in Super 8s The Qualifiers is heating up with three Betfred Super League teams currently holding the top three spots; Salford Red Devils, Leeds Rhinos and Hull KR. Below them on four points each are three Championship sides; Toronto Wolfpack, London Broncos and Toulouse Olympique XIII.
Salford travel to Leeds on Friday night in the battle for top spot, but will be without Jackson Hastings who faces a two-match ban for a red card against Toronto.
The game of the week will see Toulouse travel to Canada to face a Wolfpack side that slipped to defeat against Salford last week.
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Toulouse lost against Championship rivals London, which levelled three teams on four points in the race to play in the Million Pound Game.
The winner of Toronto and Toulouse will separate the teams by two points as they will race to finish in the top three or a home tie in the Million Pound Game.