It is Rugby League Challenge Cup weekend and alongside some mouth-watering ties it is a good time to take stock of the big issues currently affecting the Super League clubs.
Castleford Tigers are one of only a couple of teams to not fill the salary cap in Super League this season and are currently without a coach after the departure of Ian Millward.
Now further misery has been heaped on the side with the news England stand-off Rangi Chase could be on his way out after the club admitted he was keen on a return to the NRL.
Chase has been branded irreplaceable by ex-coach Millward and his departure would be a major blow to an already small squad.
At least Tigers are showing some fight on the back of a brilliant comeback to win the game against Widnes Vikings last weekend. The match finished 28-26 and was enough to lift Tigers off the bottom of the table at the expense of Salford City Reds.
Hull KR's Twitter woe
Castleford Tigers are not the only team potentially facing life without its star player. After Huddersfield Giants' 50-30 win over Hull KR last week pressure on coach Craig Sandercock is growing.
Hull Kr fans are rightly concerned about the team's ability to defend and a cringe-inducing interview after the game by Sandercock was a futile attempt to pass off blame to the officials instead of his own team's failings.
However, Sandercock potentially leaving the club could leave it significantly weaker after forward Cory Paterson revealed on social network website Twitter he had a clause in his contract that would make him a free agent if Sandercock was to leave the club.
Easter weekend in the Super League saw a number of local derbies but the fourth round of the Challenge Cup provides another chance to see local rivalries in a different setting.
Wigan Warriors, the current pace-setters in the Super League, have looked superb recently with Pat Richards and Sam Tomkins tearing teams apart as an attacking force.
They will be relishing the chance to face local rivals Leigh, a team just a few miles down the road, for the first time since Leigh were relegated from the Super League in 2005.
The odds on a Wigan win will be extremely short and Leigh will be using the game as a good test for their younger squad but if an upset were to happen this will be the one that will catch the headlines.
Speedway to return to Bradford?
Away from the Challenge Cup there was confusion at Bradford Bulls after an application was submitted to bring speedway back to the Odsal Stadium for the first time since 1997.
The application was submitted this week but the RFL, which holds the lease to the stadium in order to secure Bulls' future, says it knows nothing of the news and would need to approve it before the plans can go ahead.
Meanwhile Bradford Bulls chairman Omar Khan says it would be a 'great thing' for the city and would help the stadium make money - which will benefit all parties.
Wigan Warriors are the favourites for the 2013 Challenge Cup but there are a number of sides hoping for a cup run. Below is the full cup draw for this weekend.
Wigan v Leigh.
Hemel v Wakefield.
Hunslet v Catalan Dragons.
Rochdale v Bradford.
Batley v Huddersfield.
Hull v North Wales.
Sheffield Eagles v Dewsbury.
London Broncos v Featherstone.
Halifax v Barrow.
Widnes v Doncaster.
Keighley v Warrington.
Leeds v Castleford.
University of Gloucestershire v Salford.
York v Toulouse.
Whitehaven v Workington.
Hull KR v St Helens.