TWO former Super League players are going head-to-head in a series of events ahead of their old teams lining up against each other on Easter Monday.

Mark Smith played for the Widnes Vikings from 2005 to 2010 and Paul Sculthorpe featured for St Helens from 1997 to 2008.

They recently met up at Oulton Park Circuit to pit their wits against each other in four separate disciplines which have been caught on camera.

The pair had competitions to find out the quickest to change a tyre, how many rugby balls they can throw in a moving car, a mastermind quiz while being a passenger in a rally car, and a test to see who could race the fastest lap time.

The first three videos have been broadcast on Youtube so far.

The fourth one, the fastest lap challenge, is set to be added online tomorrow, Good Friday.

The Vikings and St Helens meet at The Halton Stadium in Widnes at 3.05pm on Monday with the winner crowned champions of the Karalius Cup.

Co-captain of Widnes Vikings Joe Mellor said: “The Vikings vs Saints game is always a special one, with some fantastic battles on the field over the years.

"We are excited to be playing for the Karalius Cup and for the big atmosphere that will be created.

"I hope that supporters of both teams come down in numbers for what is set be a brilliant Easter Monday derby day.”

The game is sponsored by car finance company Motorpoint, who organised the challenges between Smith and Sculthorpe.

The company will offering a range of experiences for fans including a Vikings Easter Egg hunt at its Widnes showroom on Derby Road on the day.

It is also hosting a competition to give one supporter the chance to present the Karalius Cup to the winning team.

General manager of Motorpoint in Widnes, Kevin Cartwright, added: “Widnes Vikings vs St Helens is one of the signature Super League fixtures so we are delighted to have the opportunity to help add some extra excitement around this special game.

“As a business that is proud to play an active role in its community, we are committed to supporting the things that are important to local people, especially our hometown team – Widnes Vikings.

"We hope that these efforts help build a big crowd for what is set to be a fantastic game and give the loyal supporters a real day to remember.”