St Joseph's are braced for their biggest home test of the season so far.
The men from Fartown have made a steady start to their Pennine League Championship I campaign and are up to third in the table, with three wins out of four.
And after last week’s comfortable 20-4 triumph at Odsal Sedbergh, Joes will be confident of getting the better of second-placed Dewsbury Moor in a vital top-of-the-table clash on Saturday.
At the same time, Joes will be hoping arch Huddersfield rivals Newsome Panthers can do them a massive favour.
The Panthers are entertaining unbeaten leaders Doncaster Toll Bar, and if both results go the way of the Huddersfield clubs, St Joseph’s will finish the day joint top and Newsome will be in touching distance of the leading pack.
It’s been a different story for First Division Lindley Swifts, who find themselves third bottom with one win from five.
But if they can start turning their narrow defeats into wins they could rise rapidly up the table, with hopes that process can get under way at Victoria Rangers this weekend.
Underbank Rangers got their Division II title challenge back on track with last week’s 24-6 home triumph over Hunslet Parkside, and that will be re-inforced with another win at The Cross over West Craven Warriors.
Emley Moor’s solid start to their Fourth Division campaign will be tested to the full at Eastmoor Dragons, while Slaithwaite Saracens will be confident of continuing their climb up the Division V table with victory at Brighouse Rangers A.
And Division VI West side Meltham All Blacks will be expected to maintain their title challenge with a home win over King Cross Park A.
This weekend’s rugby league action does, in fact, get under way tomorrow night, when Huddersfield YMCA’s Laund Hill ground hosts its first Master Floodlit matches.
Games will be taking place on Fridays throughout for rugby league players over the age of 35, with the action getting underv way at 7.15 and players asked to arrive at 6.30.
Four teams will be taking part in the first competition of its type, with Emley Masters, Huddersfield Intertown, Huddersfield RL Players Association and Leeds Masters ready to do battle.
All four clubs are expected to be strong, with those named in the Huddersfield RLPA including the likes of former Super League stars Paul Reilly, Lee St Hilaire, Marcus St Hilaire and Darren Fleary.