A SUPER six games are remaining as the North Wales Crusaders battle to secure promotion to the Championship.

In what will be a pivotal spell of the campaign, four of these games for the second-placed Crusaders will come against fellow top-six sides as the play-off picture begins to become clearer.

Starting this testing run is tomorrow’s home meeting with Hunslet, who find themselves in sixth spot.

“Hunslet are setting their intentions out to probably wanting to get promotion and thinking they’re doing it quietly,” said Crusaders’ head coach Anthony Murray.

“We have got to make sure we are at our best and make sure we are competitive in that game.”

Defeats on Sunday for Oldham, Midlands Hurricanes and London Skolars mean that North Wales cannot be dislodged from the top-six between now and the end of the campaign.

The on-the-up Crusaders have won three games on the bounce to get their League 1 campaign back on track, including a thumping 76-4 success at West Wales Raiders last time out.

Crusaders overcame sweltering conditions and a long trip to claim win number 11 for the season.

“It was a good win, especially to travel all the way there in those conditions,” added Murray.

“It was boiling. When we got there it was red hot and it was a fair way.

“It was a real professional display. They went there and got the job done.

“Even more pleasing was the fact we only conceded one try.”

Hunslet defeated North Wales 30-22 last month in the first league meeting between the sides this season, while the Crusaders won a Challenge Cup tie against the same opposition earlier this year.

“I think it’s the nature of the league, you’ll probably see quite often anybody can beat anybody,” added Murray.

“There’s a bit of a gulf started from the top-six and them at the bottom.

“But all the games are relatively close. I think it’s a case of us doing what we need to do.”

Ben Moore has a foot injury and Pat Ah Van is suffering with a calf strain, so both are doubtful for the meeting with Hunslet.

Crusaders will keep a close eye on Jordy Gibson and Matt Fletcher, who both sat out the win over West Wales Raiders.

It’s a busy day in Colwyn Bay tomorrow, with three matches taking place.

At 11am is the North Wales Rugby League Grand Final between Flintshire Falcons and Conwy Celts.

The last meeting between the clubs came less than a month ago, with Conwy coming out on top 34-16.

Ben Sheppard, Billy Forrester and James Jackson grabbed the Flintshire tries.

Wales U16s will play Cumbria U16s at 2pm, with Crusaders’ clash with Hunslet kicking-off at 5.30pm.

Keighley Cougars, who are four points clear of the Cru after winning all 13 of their games, head to Midlands Hurricanes on Sunday while fourth-placed Rochdale Hornets host London Skolars.

The bottom two will both be looking to make home advantage count tomorrow.

Rock-bottom West Wales Raiders host Oldham while Cornwall welcome Swinton Lions.

Super League leaders St Helens complete the weekend action with a trip to Wakefield on Sunday.

Hull hist Castleford tonight while Hull KR make the trip to Warrington.

Tomorrow: Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield; Toulouse v Salford.