HUDDERSFIELD Giants and Warrington Wolves have been involved in some epic Super League battles over the years.
In September last year the Wolves edged a full-blooded McAlpine encounter 25-12 in front of the Sky TV cameras to hammer the final nail into Huddersfield's play-off coffin and confirm Warrington's place in the top six.
Then on May 2 this year, the Giants gained sweet revenge with a 26-20 victory at the new Halliwell Jones Stadium in another clash not for the faint hearted.
And there is little to suggest tomorrow's latest McAlpine meeting (6.00) - again in front of the cameras - will be different.
Both sides are still eyeing a top-six play-off spot and are coming into the contest desperate to make up for disappointing defeats the week before.
While the Giants were suffering a shock 24-20 defeat at bottom club Castleford Tigers, Warrington were just down the road losing 32-26 at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.
The Wolves' defeat has punched a massive hole in the club's bid to secure a top six finish for the second successive season and a defeat tomorrow night could end all hopes.
That's bound to make the Wolves a desperate side who are fighting for their play-off lives.
And Giants coach Jon Sharp knows the Giants can't afford to see his side drop their guard for a second successive week.
"A week ago, we went to play a Castleford side who are battling to keep hold of their place in Super League," said Sharp.
"It was reflected in the way they played, and in the second half we failed to match their hunger and desire.
"And tomorrow night, we face a Warrington side who know they can't afford to lose if they want to remain in the play-off hunt.
"It is something we must not forget.
"After last week's setback it's vitally important we don't slip up again.
"We have remained in the top six for all 19 rounds and we're obviously aiming to stay there."
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