Salford Red Devils players have been warned they must prove they are worth a place in the squad ahead of next season.
Paul Gallen has hinted about a move to Super League in 2017, with Salford believed to be interested in the Australia prop.
Wigan Warriors will kick off the inaugural Super 8s at home to Huddersfield Giants on Thursday, August 6, live on Sky Sports.
Now the regular season has finished, the 24 Super League and Championship clubs have split into three Super 8 groups.
Danny Craven's drop goal a minute from time secured a 21-20 victory for Widnes against Salford.
Leeds will have home advantage against St Helens and Wigan after finishing top of the regular Super League season.
Salford have secured the services of Reni Maitua and centre Iain Thornley on deals until the end of the season.
Barrie McDermott and Terry O'Connor are back with their predictions for Round 23 of Super League.
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