Hull FC and the Wigan Warriors are both looking to restore national pride after Leeds’ loss when they play St George Illawara Dragons and South Sydney Rabbitohs respectively.
The two Super League sides have already played each other in Australia last Saturday, where the Warriors triumphed 24-12.
Hull FC’s injury worries increased after that game with Danny Houghton and Scott Taylor set for extended spells out, Bureta Faramio went off with a head injury as well.
They are looking to beat a Dragons side rejuvenated by the signing of James Graham, adding to the formidable talents of a team that includes Gareth Widdop.
As for Wigan, they have had an amazing start to the season with two wins from two and will have all the momentum as they face a Rabbitohs side full of changes after Michael Maguire departed the club in the off season.
It will be a formidable test for both sides as the gulf between the NRL and the Super League has already been highlighted this week. Wigan proved last year that the Super League teams can do it, by beating the Cronulla Sharks at the DW Stadium.