Featherstone Rovers will be hoping to finish off their Betfred Championship regular season on a positive note when they play host to the lowly Sheffield Eagles.

French side Toulouse have secured top spot in the standings with a 100 per cent record, with Rovers in second place – having lost only one of the 20 fixtures they have completed to date.

The Eagles have a mere five wins to their name, with only Oldham Roughyeds and Swinton Lions lying below them in the standings.

The Roughyeds are in action when they across the Pennines to take on the Dewsbury Rams – who are looking to make it three wins in a row – while the Lions play host to a Widnes Vikings side who will be disappointed to be out of the reckoning for a top-six finish.

Bradford Bulls welcome a Whitehaven side who are just outside the play-off places in seventh ahead of the action on Sunday, with the currently sixth-placed London Broncos facing a potentially tricky trip to York City Knights.

Yorkshire rivals the Halifax Panthers and the Batley Bulldogs go toe-to-toe, with the latter looking to head into the play-offs on the back of an improved display, following defeats in their last two home games.

A victory could, potentially, see Batley finish as high as third in the standings and set up a home match in the first round of the play-offs, meaning head coach Craig Lingard is well aware of the importance of putting on a strong showing.

He told reporters: “With the last two performances we have had, we just need to concentrate on improving this week. Our focus is on improving the performance and hopefully the victory will come.

“We are really conscious that we don’t want the season to peter out after how well we have done so far. We want to go into the play-offs on the back of a victory.”

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