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Warrington versus Wigan was last year's Grand Final.
Now it's two teams desperate to salvage something from their season.
Incredibly, both are in the bottom half of Super league with pressure building on the head coaches.
But a Challenge Cup quarter final gives both a chance to lift the gloom, as David Chisnall reports.
Once again there'll be a lot of expectation on Warrington in this year's Super League after they've recruited well.
One of their biggest signings is Widnes Vikings' Kevin Brown. So what does that do to both clubs' ambitions?
Chris Hall has been finding out.
Warrington Wolves fans have had the chance to get their first glimpse of Kevin Brown in the team's colours, after one of the most high profile signings in Rugby League.
The former Widnes half back replaces the controversial Chris Sandow, who broke his contract to return to Australia at the end of last season.
By contrast, Brown says he previously put club loyalty ahead of moves to St Helens and Australia.
Wigan Warriors prop forward Dom Crosby has left the club to join rivals Warrington Wolves.
The 25-year-old broke into the first team at the DW Stadium in 2013, playing in four consecutive Grand Finals and making 102 appearances for the Warriors.
Wigan chairman Ian Lenagan said the club were unable to commit to a new and improved contract for Crosby.
After internal discussions, it was felt that the team had more than enough strength in the front-row to allow Dom to leave. The arrival of Romain Navarrete and the promising future for Academy graduate, Joe Bretherton, is a cost-effective and highly promising pairing for the future which, together with our existing 7 senior middles, gives us more than enough coverage in this position.
Having handed Dom his debut in 2012 it has been a pleasure to watch him grow and mature both on and off the field. Dom has enjoyed success at the Wigan Club winning two Grand Finals and playing over 100 games. He endured a difficult spell at the start of the year because of injury but bounced back well and deservedly walked away from Old Trafford last week with a winners' ring.
This was a difficult decision but one that we felt was right for all parties. Everyone at the Club wishes Dom well.
Wigan face Warrington in the climax to the rugby league season at Old Trafford. Chris Hall looks ahead to the Super League Grand Final.
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