Castleford Tigers head in to a West Yorkshire derby this weekend against Wakefield Wildcats still in with a chance of finishing top of the Super League for the first time.
Warrington's victory over St Helens last night set up a nail biting finish to the league campaign.
With Tigers pushing for top spot and Wakefield still in with a chance of making the play-offs Daryl Powell told Chris Dawkes the game is one of the biggest derbies in recent years:
Wakefield have appointed much-travelled former Great Britain forward Lee Gilmour as assistant coach on a two-year contract.
The 35-year-old former Wigan, Bradford, St Helens, Huddersfield and Castleford second rower, who joined the Wildcats on loan in May and has played in their last 11 matches, will join head coach James Webster and Stuart Dickens on the club's backroom staff from 2015 but will continue to be available to play.
"I've been really pleased with what Lee has offered in his time here," said Webster, who stepped up from the role of assistant coach when Richard Agar left the club in June.
Dewsbury-born Gilmour, who was out of the game for almost 12 months with shoulder and knee injuries before making his comeback with the Wildcats, is not yet ready to hang up his boots but is keen to get into coaching.
Wakefield will be without captain Danny Kirmond for the rest of the seasonafter he was booked in for operations on both hands and a knee.
Ali Lauitiiti has become the latest man to extend his stay at the Wildcats after penning a two-year deal that will keep him at the club until the end of 2016.
The 35-year old signed for Trinity ahead of the 2012 season and has been an influential figure for the club in his 60 Super League appearances.
A former New Zealand international, Lauitiiti has made the second highest number of offloads for the Wildcats in 2014 despite only making 14 appearances having sustained a knee injury at the home of former club Leeds Rhinos in April.
Wakefield coach James Webster has returned to Perpignan to make his latest signing for 2015.
Tonga prop Lopini Paea, 30, is to follow his Catalan Dragons team-mate Mickael Simon in swapping the south of France for West Yorkshire after signing a 12-month contract with the Wildcats.
Paea, whose brother Mickey plays for Hull, has made 76 Super League appearances since joining the French club from Sydney Roosters in 2011.
"He's an experienced player and been a pivotal part of what is a very big and aggressive pack at Catalans," said Webster. "We're extremely happy to have him with us for next year."
The 16st 3lb Paea, who captained Tonga in the 2008 World Cup, is Wakefield's fourth addition to their squad for 2015 following the acquisition of Simon, Craig Hall and Matty Ashurst as Webster prepares for his first full season in charge.
Wakefield loose forward Danny Washbrook has agreed a new 12-month contract to remain with the Wildcats in 2015.
The 28-year old has been a mainstay in the team since joining from Hull in 2012, appearing in all but three of a possible 78 Super League appearances in that time, and is the club's leading tackler this year.
Wakefield threequarter Reece Lyne has committed his future to the Wildcats by signing a new three-year contract.
The 21-year-old former England academy international, joined from Hull 18 months ago, had over a year left on his current deal but has opted to extend his stay at Wakefield until the end of2017.
Wakefield have signed Hull KR centre Craig Hall on a two-year contract.
The 26-year-old former Hull player will join up with the Wildcats at the end of the season when his contract with the Robins runs out.
"I've had four good years at Rovers and now I want to take my experience to a fresh start at Wakefield," said Hall.
"I've loved every minute at Rovers. It's the club I supported growing up so it's been a proud four years for me. Hopefully we can pick up some good results between now and the end of the season then I can have a good rest and really rip in to pre-season and have a big year next year."
Hall has spent his entire career on Humberside apart from a five-game loan spell at Widnes where he played alongside Wakefield head coach, James Webster.
"I'm delighted to get Craig on board for 2015," said Webster. "Craig is a player that possesses great speed and we feel that his all-round game and versatility will add plenty to our current squad."
Hull KR chief executive Mike Smith said: "I'd like to thank Craig for everything he has done for the club over the past four seasons.
"With Darrell Goulding joining us for next season and adding to the likes of Kris Welham, Liam Salter and Macauley Hallett who are already in the squad, we have plenty of options in the centres and can appreciate Craig's desire for regular first-team football at this stage of his career."
Leeds Rhinos captain Kevin Sinfield has been named in the 19 man squad to face Wakefield Wildcats on Friday.
The 33-year-old missed Sunday's victory over Catalan Dragons.
The Rhinos will be without Carl Ablett (shoulder) and Mitch Achurch (groin) who both picked up injuries in Sunday's dramatic win.
They join Ian Kirke (concussion), Jamie Jones-Buchanan (calf), Chris Clarkson (Achilles), Rob Burrow (collar bone) and Zak Hardaker (suspension) on the sidelines.
Head Coach Brian McDermott has recalled youngsters Robbie Ward and Elliot Minchella to the squad whilst Luke Briscoe could feature against the team he played for on loan at the start of the current season.
Wakefield Wildcats have resigned former player Tim Smith on loan for the remainder of the season.
The 29-year-old moved to Salford Red Devils last August and has since made 12 appearances, scoring two tries.
He returns to Trinity for a second spell after playing an integral part in their push to the 2012 playoffs.
That season Smith racked up 38 assists and won the club's Man of Steel and Members' Player of the Year awards.
Wakefield coach Richard Agar has stepped down from his post and been replaced by assistant James Webster with immediate effect, the club have announced. He led the Wildcats in 75 games making him the longest serving coach in the club's history .