22 May 2021

Round 7 preview

Saturday 22 May

Salford Red Devils v Wigan Warriors (13:00) - Our League for season pass holders

Former Warriors winger Joe Burgess could make his Betfred Super League debut for Salford against his old side in round 7. Burgess has been included in the Red Devils 21-man squad for the first time since suffering an ankle injury during pre season.

Richard Marshall will be without the services of Andy Ackers, Matty Costello and Kevin Brown for the visit of Wigan after the trio picked up injuries in round 6. Dan Sarginson will also be missing after he received a three match ban in the same match. 

Adrian Lam has named an unchanged 21-man squad following their win against the Centurions on Monday. 

The Warriors are still without skipper Tommy Leuluai who continues to recover from a sternum injury. Oliver Gildart is closer to a return to action but is not risked for this weekend's for trip to the AJ Bell.

Salford Red Devils: Morgan Escare, Ken Sio, Kallum Watkins, Joe Burgess, Tui Lolohea, Lee Mossop, Seb Ikahihifo, Ryan Lannon, Pauli Pauli, Elijah Taylor, Danny Addy, Greg Burke, Chris Atkin, Elliot Kear, Harvey Livett, James Greenwood, Rhys Williams, Jack Ormonroyd, Jack Wells, Darcy Lussick, Dec Patton. 

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French, Dom Manfredi, Zak Hardaker, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell, Joe Bullock, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, John Bateman, Oliver Partington, Morgan Smithies, Liam Byrne, Harry Smith, Ethan Havard, Jake Bibby, Mitch Clark, Joe Shorrocks, Kai Pearce-Paul, Sam Halsall, Umyla Hanley, Jackson Hastings.

Last 10 meetings: Salford have won 2, Wigan have won 8 - the Red Devils 2 wins have come in the last 3 meetings between the two sides.

Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers (15:00) - Our League for season pass holders

The Wolves will be without Greg Inglis for Saturday's clash with Castleford after he picked up a slight hamstring injury during Monday's defeat to Huddersfield. Sitaleki Akauola also misses out through suspension.

Steve Price does welcome back captain Jack Hughes after he served a one-match suspension in round 6, and young back-rower Jacob Gannon could make his first team debut on Saturday after he was included in the Wolves 21-man squad. 

Daryl Powell makes two changes to his 21-man squad following the Tigers closely fought defeat to Hull KR on Monday Night. 

Gareth O'Brien and Sam Hall make way for Greg Eden and Suaia Matagi - Matagi set to make his Castleford debut after joining the Tigers on a season long loan from Huddersfield in the off season.

Warrington Wolves: Blake Austin, Rob Butler, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Jacob Gannon, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Jake Mamo, Robbie Mulhern, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Nathan Roebuck, Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker, Gareth Widdop.

Castleford Tigers: Niall Evalds, Derrell Olpherts, Peter Mata’utia, Michael Shenton, Jake Trueman, Danny Richardson, Paul McShane, Oliver Holmes, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey, George Griffin, Tyla Hepi, James Clare, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Daniel Smith, Greg Eden, Suaia Matagi, Jordan Turner, Lewis Bienek, Lewis Peachey, Brad Martin.

Last 10 meetings: Warrington have won 5, Castleford have won 5 - the widest winning margin between the two sides in the last 10 meetings is 14 points. 

Catalans Dragons v St Helens (17:00 UK time) - Sky Sports Arena

Steve McNamara makes just one change to his 21-man squad following the Dragons impressive away win at Hull FC on Monday.

Gil Dudson returns after serving a one-match suspension in round 6 - he replaces veteran forward Jason Baitieri in the Dragons 21-man squad.

St Helens are unchanged following their 28-0 home win against Salford on Monday. The Saints are still without Tommy Makinson, Matty Lees and James Bentley who remain sidelined through injury. 

Catalans Dragons: Arthur Mourgue, Tom Davies, Samisoni Langi, Dean Whare, Fouad Yaha, James Maloney, Josh Drinkwater, Gil Dudson, Micky Mcilorum, Julien Bousquet, Mike McMeeken, Benjamin Garcia, Alrix Da Costa, Benjamin Jullien, Mickael Goudemand, Matthieu Laguerre, Joel Tomkins, Joe Chan, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins, Jordan Dezaria.

St Helens: Lachlan Coote, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Joel Thompson, Morgan Knowles, Sione Mata’utia, LMS, Kyle Amor, Agnatius Paasi, Jack Welsby, Aaron Smith, Joe Batchelor, Lewis Dodd, Josh Simm, Dan Norman, Ben Davies.

Last 10 meetings: Catalans have won 2, St Helens have won 8 - in the last 10 meetings, the cumulative score between the two sides has been over 30 points 9 times. 


Sunday 23 May

Leigh Centurions v Huddersfield Giants (15:00) - Leigh Sports Village

Brendan Elliot could make his Leigh Centurions debut on Sunday for the visit of Huddersfield Giants. He has been included in their 21-man squad for the first time since signing from Manly Sea Eagles.

John Duffy will be without Nathan Mason for their round 7 clash after he suffered a horror finger injury during last week's loss against Wigan. 

Meanwhile, the Giants name an unchanged 21-man squad following their round 6 victory against Warrington Wolves on Monday Night.

Jermaine McGillvary could move into stand alone seventh in the all time Betfred Super League try scoring charts with a score against the Centurions on Sunday. 

Leigh Centurions: Ryan Brierley, Matty Russell, Iain Thornley, Junior Sa’u, Lewis Tierney, Liam Hood, Mark Ioane, Ben Hellewell, Jordan Thompson, James Bell, Matty Wildie, Nathaniel Peteru, Jamie Ellis , Matty Gee, Adam Sidlow, Tyrone McCarthy, Craig Mullen, Brendan Elliot, Nathan Peats, Ben Reynolds, Anthony Gelling.

Huddersfield Giants: Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Ricky Leutele, Darnell McIntosh, Lee Gaskell, Aidan Sezer, Luke Yates, Adam O'Brien, Michael Lawrence, Kenny Edwards, Josh Jones, Matty English, Joe Greenwood, Jack Cogger, Chris McQueen, James Cunningham, Oliver Wilson, Leroy Cudjoe, James Gavet, Owen Trout, Sam Wood. 

Last 10 meetings: Leigh have won 2, Huddersfield have won 8 - the Centurions 2 wins in the last 10 have both been at home. 

Wakefield Trinity v Hull Kingston Rovers (15:00) - Our League for season pass holders

Chris Chester welcomes back club captain Jacob Miller for the first time since round 3 after the half back recovered from a knee injury sustained against St Helens. Trinity also have Bill Tupou available for Sunday's visit of Hull KR.

George King is unavailable for Hull KR in round 7 following a hip injury picked up during the Robins win against Castleford Tigers on Monday Night.

Matt Parcell also picked up a knock during that game but retains his place in the 21-man squad and is expected to feature on Sunday.

Wakefield Trinity: Max Jowitt, Bill Tupou, Reece Lyne, Liam Kay, Jacob Miller, Mason Lino, David Fifita, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Joe Westerman, Jay Pitts, Eddie Battye, James Batchelor, Chris Green, Joe Arundel, Brad Walker, Yusuf Aydin, Lee Kershaw, Ollie Ashall-Bott, Josh Eaves. 

Hull Kingston Rovers: Adam Quinlan, Ben Crooks, Greg Minikin, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Jordan Abdull, Matt Parcell, Korbin Sims, Brad Takairangi, Kane Linnett, Dean Hadley, Jez Litten, George Lawler, Matty Storton,Will Dagger, Rowan Milnes, Will Maher, Luis Johnson, Muizz Mustapha, Jimmy Keinhorst.

Last 10 meetings: Wakefield have won 5, Hull KR have won 5 - Trinity have won 4 of the last 6 meetings between the two sides. 

Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC (19:30) - Sky Sports Arena

Richard Agar welcomes back Zane Tetevano and Richie Myler to his 21-man squad following their completion of four and two match suspensions. 

Myler, who turned 31 on Friday, makes a timely return for the Rhinos following dual-code international Kyle Eastmond's decision to retire from professional rugby last week.

Hull FC make just one change to their 21-man squad following Monday Night's home defeat to Catalans Dragons. Ben McNamara replaces Miteli Vulikijapani in the squad following his loan move to Bradford Bulls earlier this week.

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

Hull FC: Jake Connor, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Mahe Fonua, Josh Reynolds, Marc Sneyd, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Andre Savelio, Manu Ma’u, Ligi Sao, Jordan Johnstone, Joe Cator, Jordan Lane, Brad Fash, Ben McNamara, Jack Brown, Adam Swift, Connor Wynne, Cameron Scott.

Last 10 meetings: Leeds have won 5, Hull FC have won 5 - Hull FC have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the two sides.