14 May 2021

Round 6 preview

Friday 14 May

Leeds Rhinos v Wakefield Trinity (19:45) - Sky Sports Main Event, Arena & YouTube

Richard Agar has included club captain Luke Gale in his squad for their round 6 tie against Trinity - the half-back has missed their last 4 games with a broken thumb. 

 The Rhinos are still without both Richie Myler and Zane Tetevano as the pair complete the last week of their two and four match suspensions.

Wakefield Trinity welcome back second rower Matty Ashurst to their 21-man squad for their visit to Emerald Headingley after being unavailable since round 2. 

Chris Chester is still without captain Jacob Miller for their round 6 tie, as well as star winger Tom Johnstone, who has suffered an injury set back following his recovery from multiple concussions. 

Fans can watch Rhinos v Trinity live on Sky Sports YouTube channel here.

Leeds Rhinos: Tom Briscoe, Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley, Luke Gale, Mikolaj Oledzki, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Alex Mellor, Rhyse Martin, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, King Vuniyayawa, Bodene Thompson, Sam Walters, Luke Briscoe, James Donaldson, Jarrod O'Connor, Jack Broadbent, Corey Hall, Morgan Gannon, Kyle Eastmond. 

Wakefield Trinity: Max Jowitt, Reece Lyne, Liam Kay, Mason Lino, David Fifita, Kyle Wood, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Joe Westerman, Jay Pitts, Eddie Battye, James Batchelor, Chris Green, Innes Senior, Jordy Crowther, Joe Arundel, Brad Walker, Lee Kershaw, Olly Ashall-Bott, Josh Eaves. 

Last 10 meetings: Leeds have won 5, Wakefield have won 4 and there has been 1 draw - Trinity have not lost to the Rhinos when they have been the away side in their last 10 meetings, winning 2 and drawing 1 (Trinity were the home side in round one despite the fixture being played at Emerald Headingley).

Monday 17 May

Castleford Tigers v Hull Kingston Rovers (19:45) - Our League for season ticket holders

Daryl Powell will be without prop Liam Watts for the next 2 weeks after the Tigers forward lost his appeal to turn over a one-match suspension after Castleford's Challenge Cup match last week. Watts entered an early guilty plea but challenged the grading unsuccessfully, resulting in his one match suspension being doubled. 

Meanwhile, Hull KR will be without prop Albert Vete on Monday as he continues to recover from injury. Ethan Ryan will also be unavailable for the Robins due to an ongoing wrist injury.

Tony Smith will welcome back forward Will Maher to his squad for their round 6 clash with the Tigers after he recovered from a hamstring injury which has kept him out for the past few weeks.

Castleford Tigers: TBC

Hull Kingston Rovers: TBC

Last 10 meetings: Castleford have won 6, Hull KR have won 2 and there has been 2 draws - 3 of the sides last 6 meetings have ended in a draw after 80 minutes (Castleford winning 2 golden point contests and one draw before golden point was introduced).  

Hull FC v Catalans Dragons (19:45) - Our League for season ticket holders

Brett Hodgson welcomes back Jake Connor into his squad following the completion of the full backs one-match suspension. Connor was handed a one-match ban after being sin-binned for a high tackle during the black and whites loss to Wigan Warriors in round 5.

The Dragons will be without the services of prop forward Gil Dudson for Monday's trip to the KCOM. Dudson has been handed a one-match suspension following Catalans quarter final Challenge Cup defeat against Warrington last Friday.

Hull FC: TBC

Catalans Dragons: TBC

Last 10 meetings: Hull FC have won five and Catalans have won 5 - The Dragons winning the two sides only meeting in 2020, beating Hull FC 34-29 in round 5. 

Leigh Centurions v Wigan Warriors (19:45) - Our League for season ticket holders

The Centurions will be buoyed by the return of Jamie Ellis for Monday Night's match against the Warriors. Ellis is yet to make an appearance for Leigh in Betfred Super League this year and will make a timely return for John Duffy in round 6.

Leigh are still without the services of Adam Sidlow, Brendan Elliot, Joe Mellor and prop forward Ben Flower for at least one more week. 

Dom Manfredi is expected to make his first Betfred Super League appearance of 2021 after the winger made a successful return to action against Hull FC in the cup last weekend. 

Tommy Leuluai and Oliver Gildart are a small chance of featuring this week, but head coach Adrian Lam admitted they are more likely to feature in round 7 and beyond.

Leigh Centurions: TBC

Wigan Warriors: TBC

Last 10 meetings: Leigh have won 1, Wigan have won 9 - The Centurions only win in the last 10 meetings was at Leigh Sports Village in 2017 - the only time to 2 sides have met there in a competitive fixture. 

St Helens v Salford Red Devils (19:45) - Our League for season ticket holders

Kristian Woolf will be without winger Tommy Makinson for two to four weeks after the Saints winger suffered a reoccurring injury to his foot early on during their quarter final Challenge Cup win last week.

Loose forward Morgan Knowles will be available for St Helens in round 6 - Knowles is yet to feature this year due to a thumb injury but makes a timely return to the Saints side, with back rower James Bentley unavailable after breaking his leg in round 5.

St Helens: TBC

Salford Red Devils: TBC

Last 10 meetings: St Helens have won 9, Salford have won 4 - the Red Devils have not won away against St Helens in 41 years - their last away win against Saints was on 12 January 1980. 

Warrington Wolves v Huddersfield Giants (19:45) - Sky Sports Arena

Stefan Ratchford is expected to be fit for Monday's clash against the Giants, live on Sky Sports, after being a late withdrawal from the Wolves side before their Challenge Cup victory against Catalans. Daryl Clark should also be available after he picked a pectoral injury during the same game.

Steve Price will be without captain Jack Hughes in round 6 after he was given a one-match suspension following last weeks Challenge Cup win.

Warrington Wolves: TBC

Huddersfield Giants: TBC

Last 10 meetings: Warrington have won 8, Huddersfield have won 2 - the Wolves have won their last six home meetings against the Giants, Huddersfield's last win at the Halliwell Jones was in March 2015.