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Rhinos take on Stars live on Sky Sports in Monday Night Netball

There are just a few weeks to go in the Vitality Netball Superleague before the Grand Final on 5 June.

However, there’s still plenty to play for, with the race for the play-offs and top eight still going strong as clubs look to finish the season.

Here’s how to ensure you stay up to date with all the action this weekend.

Saracens Mavericks v Surrey Storm – Hertfordshire Sports Village, Saturday 2pm – buy tickets here  

Mavericks’ hopes of a top four finish took a hit with defeat to Sirens in Round 17, as the Scottish side edged them 57-50. 

It puts them three points behind Team Bath, though they do have a game in hand which would take them level on points but with an inferior goal difference.

They face a Storm side also looking to bounce back from defeat, after they lost 49-48 to Leeds Rhinos.  

It was a result that probably put their play-off hopes to an end, though they are not mathematically out of the picture and will hope the goals of Peace Proscovia will fire them to victory against Mavericks and take them level on points with their opponents.

With both sides needing a win, this one should be a cracker.

Strathclyde Sirens v London Pulse – Emirates Arena, Saturday 4pm live on Sky Sports – buy tickets here  

Saturday sees the Sky Sports cameras head north to cover Sirens’ battle with London Pulse.  

Sirens halted a run of defeats with a seven-goal win over Mavericks last week and will want to build on that result against visitors Pulse.

It won’t be easy against a Pulse side riding high and looking to edge even closer to a first-ever top-four finish.

The Londoners have caught the eye this season, with four of their young stars recently named in Jess Thirlby’s Roses programme and will be looking to extend their winning run to five games.

Wasps v Loughborough Lightning – Coventry Building Society Arena, Saturday 7pm – buy tickets here  

Wasps have seen an upturn in results in recent weeks and arrive at their game with Lightning looking to make it a fourth win on the bounce.

Celtic Dragons were the latest victims, going down 46-45 to Wasps in dramatic fashion in Round 17 and Mel Mansfield’s side will want to keep that momentum going against second-placed Lightning.

Loughborough have already secured a play-off place but kept up their regular pace with a 52-46 win against Team Bath last Monday and will undoubtedly be Wasps’ toughest test for a while.

Manchester Thunder v Saracens Mavericks – Belle Vue, Sunday 5pm live on Sky Sports – buy tickets here  

Mavericks take to the court for the second time in the weekend as they travel to Manchester to take on Thunder in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Thunder kept their unbeaten season going with another mammoth total, this time putting 84 goals past Leeds Rhinos in front of a packed First Direct Arena.

This game will be Mavericks’ game in hand over Team Bath Netball in the race for the top four and will be hoping to pull off a shock victory to put themselves in the driving seat for that final place ahead of the last two matches.

Leeds Rhinos v Severn Stars – EIS Sheffield, Monday 5.30pm live on Sky Sports – buy tickets here  

Monday Night Netball comes to Sheffield as Rhinos take on Stars at the English Institute of Sport.

Rhinos ended Round 17 with one win and one loss from their two games, as a one-goal victory over Storm was followed up with defeat to Thunder, leaving them seventh in the table and six points off the top four.

While their play-off dreams look slim, Rhinos will want to finish as high up the Vitality Netball Superleague table as they can, starting with victory over Stars.

Stars lost out to Dragons in Round 17 after victory against Sirens the week before, and will want to get back to winning ways in Sheffield as they look to move closer to the top eight.

Celtic Dragons v Team Bath Netball – Sport Wales National Centre, Monday 7pm – buy tickets here  

Round 18 wraps up in Wales, as Dragons welcome Team Bath to Cardiff on Monday.

Dragons agonisingly missed out on a second win in a row as they were denied by a buzzer-beater by Wasps after a 57-51 win against Severn Stars.

Team Bath will know what they need to do to ensure they stay in fourth, with Mavericks having played twice before they take to the court this weekend.

However, Bath will want nothing but a win from the game to give them the best chance of extending their season.

Thunder and Lightning dealt blows to their top four hopes with successive defeats, and Anna Stembridge’s side will want to get back on track with victory in the Welsh capital.

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