Hull KR will return home on Monday night when they face Catalans Dragons at Craven Park.
Rovers have not played on home soil since comfortably beating Salford Red Devils on June 11.
Here, Hull Live looks ahead to KR’s latest meeting with the Dragons.
Rovers hold all the cards
After seven consecutive postponements during a six-week period that tested the patience of everybody connected with the club, the Robins will return to some kind of normality tomorrow.
Tony Smith’s side were due to travel to Salford on Thursday night only to be left frustrated by yet another coronavirus outbreak in the opposition camp.
The positive from the most recent postponement is that KR have had nine days to prepare for their latest clash with Catalans.
By contrast, the Dragons hosted Wakefield Trinity on the same night and have had just three days to recuperate before jumping on a plane to England.
Steve McNamara’s side made it 11 straight Super League wins against Trinity but they have had a bit of a wobble in recent weeks, giving Leeds Rhinos a big head start twice and doing likewise when Rovers visited Perpignan.
Even in the victory over Wakefield, Catalans had to overcome a shaky start before clicking into gear.
It would be a stretch to say they are there for the taking but it does feel as if they are on the brink of losing their long winning record.
The Dragons will travel without Tom Davies, Julian Bousquet and Matt Whitley after they joined the likes of Benjamin Garcia and Jason Baitieri on the sidelines, with Romain Franco set to make his debut on the wing.
Rovers showed they can compete with the Super League leaders in the previous two meetings in 2021, losing by a combined three points.
Catalans are top for a reason but make no mistake, tomorrow is a big opportunity for Rovers to get their season back on track.
Fans can have big say
As well as having the edge energy-wise after playing just once in six weeks, the Robins have home advantage which is massive in the circumstances.
Craven Park will be 100 per cent red and white in a role reversal from last week, when the Dragons benefited from a partisan crowd.
It is KR’s first home game in front of an unrestricted crowd and it should be an atmosphere to savour.
Rovers fans have been starved of live rugby for the best part of 18 months and this is their opportunity to release all those pent-up emotions.
The players who joined in the off-season have had a taste of the Craven Park atmosphere but Monday night will be on a different level.
If it is another close match between the teams, the supporters could give Smith’s men the one or two per cent that was missing in the previous games and inspire their side to a fifth straight home win in Super League.
Little room for error
Rovers have remained in the top six despite their inactivity but they have a real fight on their hands to stay there.
Leeds have won six of their past eight games and will leapfrog the Robins with a victory over Warrington Wolves.
It appears to be two from three for the final play-off places with Hull FC on the slide ahead of a date with defending champions St Helens on Monday night.
The points percentage system complicates matters with every result keenly felt, particularly for a Rovers side that have played only 11 games.
KR’s percentage swings will be more dramatic than those of their rivals.
For instance, by close of play tomorrow the Robins could either be on 58.33 per cent or 50 per cent.
It is a huge game for Rovers, as they all are between now and the end of the season as the club look to end their eight-year wait for a play-off campaign.