Preview: Round 14
Midweek fever hits Super League this week with five matches across three days. We have all the information you need ahead of a big week of action on Sky Sports and Our League...
Tuesday 29 September
Salford Red Devils v Warrington Wolves (17:30) - Sky Sports Arena
Salford Red Devils and Warrington Wolves both make wholesale changes for Tuesday's match at the AJ Bell Stadium.
The two will meet again in the second of Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-finals, so they use the Super League contest as an opportunity to rest players.
Red Devils bring new signings Tom Gilmore and Olly Ashall-Bott into their squad - both of whom could make their debut for Ian Watson's side, alongside academy products Connor Aspey and Luis Roberts.
Steve Price's 21-man squad also has a youthful feel to it.
Cole Oakley, Nathan Roebuck, Kyle Shelford and Connor Wrench are all included and are in line for first team debuts while youngsters Riley Dean and Josh Thewlis could make their first Super League appearances since June 2019.
Stefan Ratchford returns after being rested for the win over Catalans Dragons.
Salford Red Devils: Krisnan Inu, Tui Lolohea, Lee Mossop, Ryan Lannon, Pauli Pauli, Tyrone McCarthy, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Greg Burke, Luke Yates, Chris Atkin, James Greenwood, Rhys Williams, Elliot Kear, Connor Jones, Jack Ormondroyd, Connor Aspey, Luis Roberts, Andy Ackers, Kallum Watkins, Tom Gilmore, Olly Ashall-Bott.
Warrington Wolves: Sitaleki Akauola, Matty Ashton, Keanan Brand, Jason Clark, Matt Davis, Riley Dean, Eribe Doro, Luis Johnson, Samy Kibula, Leilani Latu, Ellis Longstaff, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Cole Oakley, Declan Patton, Stefan Ratchford, Ellis Robson, Nathan Roebuck, Kyle Shelford, Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker, Connor Wrench.
Referee: S. Mikalauskas
Wigan Warriors v St Helens (19:45) - Sky Sports Arena
With Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Leeds Rhinos in mind, Adrian Lam has made 10 changes to his Wigan Warriors squad for Tuesday's derby.
Umyla Hanley, Kai Pearce-Paul, Ben Kilner and Sam Halsall are all included in Warriors’ 21-man squad for the first time.
Jake Shorrocks, Joe Bullock and Dom Manfredi are recalled after recovering from injuries.
Saints will be without Mark Percival. The centre, who limped off in the Challenge Cup defeat to Warrington Wolves, is replaced by Matty Costello. Joe Batchelor is in for Jack Ashworth in the only other change to Kristian Woolf's squad.
Tommy Makinson serves the final game of his five-match ban.
Wigan Warriors: Chris Hankinson, Sam Powell, Willie Isa, Ben Flower, Joe Greenwood, Joe Bullock, Liam Byrne, Dom Manfredi,
Mitch Clark, Jake Bibby, Jake Shorrocks, Harry Smith, Jack Wells, Jackson Hastings, Amir Bourouh, Kai Pearce-Paul, Sam Halsall, James McDonnell, Harry Rushton, Umyla Hanley, Ben Kilner.
St Helens: Lachlan Coote, Kevin Naiqama, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Zeb Taia, Dom Peyroux, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Morgan Knowles, Matty Lees, Kyle Amor, Aaron Smith, James Bentley, Matty Costello, Jack Welsby, Joe Batchelor, Josh Simm, Lewis Dodd, James Graham.
Referee: B. Thaler
Wednesday 30 September
Huddersfield Giants v Hull KR (17:30) - Our League for season ticket holders
Luke Robinson brings both Sam Hewitt and Matty English back into the Huddersfield Giants squad as he goes in search of a third win in as many matches as Giants' interim head coach.
Darnell McIntosh isn't included.
Hull KR are boosted by the return of Ben Crooks from injury. The winger, who was Super League's top try-scorer before his injury, suffered a torn calf at the end of August.
His inclusion is a major boost to Tony Smith as Rovers look to climb up the Super League table.
Huddersfield Giants: Ashton Golding, Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Jordan Turner, Aidan Sezer, James Gavet, Suaia Matagi, Kenny Edwards, Michael Lawrence, Matty English, Oliver Wilson, Leroy Cudjoe, Tom Holmes, Oliver Russell, Sam Wood, Sam Hewitt, Reiss Butterworth, Owen Trout, Dom Young, Chris McQueen, Ronan Michael.
Hull KR: Ben Crooks,Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Kane Linnett, Greg Minikin, Jordan Abdull, Robbie Mulhern, Matt Parcell, Weller Hauraki, George Lawler, Dan Murray, Kyle Trout, Mikey Lewis, Owen Harrison, Nick Rawsthorne, Matty Gee, Will Maher, Elliot Minchella, Jamie Ellis, Ryan Brierley, Nathaniel Peteru, Will Tate.
Referee: M. Griffiths
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Leeds Rhinos v Catalans Dragons (18:00) - Our League for season ticket holders
Richard Agar has made 15 changes to his 21-man Leeds Rhinos squad for Wednesday’s clash with Catalans Dragons at Emerald Headingley.
Of the 17 that played against Hull KR last Friday, only Adam Cuthbertson and Luke Briscoe retain their place in the squad.
Jack Walker, Cameron Smith, Corey Hall, Brad Dwyer, Konrad Hurrell, Alex Sutcliffe and Bodene Thompson all return. Up to eight players could make their Rhinos debuts.
Dragons have no cup commitments to worry about and name an unchanged squad.
Leeds Rhinos: Jack Walker, Konrad Hurrell, Brad Dwyer, Adam Cuthbertson, Bodene Thompson, Rhyse Evans, Cameron Smith, Callum McLelland, Luke Briscoe, Alex Sutcliffe, Sam Walters, Muizz Mustapha, Jarrod O’Connor, Jack Broadbent, Corey Hall, Liam Tindall, James Harrison, Brett Ferres, Harvey Whiteley, Levi Edwards, Loui McConnell.
Catalans Dragons: Samisoni Langi, Israel Folau, Fouad Yaha, James Maloney, Josh Drinkwater, Remi Casty, Michael McIlorum, Sam Moa, Matt Whitley, Joel Tomkins, Benjamin Garcia, Julian Bousquet, Tom Davies, Benjamin Jullien, Alrix Da Costa, Mickael Goudemand, Jason Baitieri, Arthur Mourgue, Lambert Belmas, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins.
Referee: R. Hicks
Thursday 1 October
Castleford Tigers v Hull FC (19:45) - Sky Sports Arena
Daryl Powell makes six changes to the Castleford Tigers squad for the visit of Hull FC to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.
Jake Trueman, Adam Milner, Junior Moors, Brad Graham, Brad Martin and Dan Fleming come in for Derrell Olpherts, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Oliver Holmes, Jesse Sene-Lefao and Calum Turner.
Hull FC are without Josh Griffin, Danny Houghton, Masi Matongo and Connor Wynne, but they are able to recall vice-captain Scott Taylor, who has recovered from a long-term back injury.
Castleford Tigers: Michael Shenton, Jake Trueman, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Mike McMeeken, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey
George Griffin, Cheyse Blair, Junior Moors, James Clare, Jacques O’Neill, Matt Cook, Tyla Hepi, Greg Eden, Lewis Peachey, Brad Graham, Brad Martin, Gareth O’Brien, Jack Sanderson, Dan Fleming.
Hull FC: Jamie Shaul, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Jake Connor, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Chris Satae, Manu Ma’u, Ligi Sao, Joe Cator, Jordan Johnstone, Brad Fash, Jordan Lane, Josh Bowden, Andre Savelio, Mahe Fonua, Kieran Buchanan, Lewis Bienek, Jack Brown, Cameron Scott, Ben McNamara.
Referee: T. Grant