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A win for Featherstone Rovers would see them leapfrog Bradford Bulls and Batley Bulldogs to take a place in the all important top four, but Halifax had a chance of joining Fev' and the Bulls on eighteen points if they could get the two points.

When these two sides met at the beginning of April it was a narrow one-point win for Halifax thanks to a last minute Tyrer penalty after a seventy-ninth minute Lilley drop goal.

The stage was set for a mouthwatering finale to a Summer Bash which had promised, and delivered, a superb weekend of rugby. No-one was prepared for what would unfold.

After a superb nip and tuck game between Dewsbury Rams and Batley Bulldogs saw the Bulldogs emerge with the two points to put them up to third, attention switched to the bottom half of the table when Oldham Roughyeds took on Swinton Lions in the fifth game of the Blackpool Summer Bash.

A win for Oldham would see them overtake Swinton and grab ninth spot but a win for Swinton, would see them go above Sheffield Eagles into seventh spot in the Kingstone Press Championship.

This was the first Summer Bash for both teams, having both been promoted to the Championship at the end of last season.

After a disappointing loss in Newcastle, the Catalans Dragons were looking to get back to winning ways, and join Warrington and Wigan on twenty-two points with a win over struggling Hull KR. Despite four wins in fifteen outings the Robins still had an outside hope of a top eight finish but a loss to day would make the middle eights look increasingly likely.

Both sides were without key players, KR missing Campese and Catalans without Myler and Mason, but there were enough stars on the field for an intriguing match.

The Championship Summer Bash got underway at Bloomfield Road in Blackpool with the high flying London Broncos up against a Sheffield Eagles side who weren't quite ready to give up all hope of a top four finish and the middle eights.

The kick-off was delayed by thirty minutes after the Eagles team coach got stuck in traffic, but by kick-off there was already a jamboree atmosphere fuelled by the crowd having just witnessed Keighley beat York in the iPro Sport Cup Final.

A win for Warrington Wolves would see them end the evening back on top of Super League, a win for the Rhinos, however unlikely, would still see them end the round at the bottom of Super League.

Warrington were back at the Halliwell-Jones after being stunned by Castleford in Newcastle last weekend and looking to get back to winning ways. The Rhinos were hoping for just their fourth win in sixteen Super League XXI outings.

Both sides made numerous changes from last weeks sides but the bookies could only see one winner.

The Mend-a-Hose Jungle was the venue for Castleford Tigers against Wigan Warriors in what was arguably the game of round sixteen of Super League XXI.

Both sides emerged from the Magic Weekend with good wins, the Tigers with a sensational fightback against Warrington and Wigan comfortably over the hapless Leeds Rhinos. Wigan had a chance to back to joint top while the Tigers were looking for the two points to get themselves up into sixth spot ahead of near neighbours the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

The bookies were struggling to pick a winner with Wigan slight favourites.

While Super League grabbed all of the headlines with its Magic weekend in Newcastle the important business of the Championship continued unabated with the race for the top four places ahead of the split into three divisions.

Round fifteen saw two Friday games at Halifax and Sheffield while the rest of the round completed on Sunday with fixtures at Dewsbury, London, Swinton and Workington.

The grand finale of the Magic Weekend in Newcastle pitted the red and white, against the black and white sides of Hull as FC took on KR.

Hull FC were big favourites to win the game, a feat which would see them ending the weekend all alone, two points clear at the top of the Super League table. A win for KR would give their supporters the bragging rights but would also give them an all-important two points to get them to within a point of the top eight.

One half of Hull would be going home happy.

Two sides came into Magics' game five with two very different motivations. A win for the Saints would see them join four other sides on twenty points at the top of the pile, but a loss for the Giants would mean that it would be very difficult for them to make the top eight ahead of the split.

Saints had won their last three in Super League but none of them convincingly whereas Huddersfield narrowly lost to the Dragons last week after consecutive victories over fellow strugglers Leeds.

Day two of a magical weekend saw the mouthwatering prospect of the clash of two Super Leagues two form teams. Wakefield Trinity Wildcats had the chance to go back into sixth spot but the bookies favourites were the Catalans Dragons who had a chance to go two points clear atop the top of the table.

Both of these sides have shown fantastic form over recent weeks with the Catalans registering nine wins in their last ten outings in all competitions, while Wakefield have won eight in their last nine games.

The Newcastle stage was set for a belter.
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