22 Jul 2021

Round 15 preview

Thursday 22 July

Huddersfield Giants v Hull FC (19.45) - Sky Sports Mix

Owen Trout is back in the Huddersfield Giants squad and could make his first appearance since round 12 on Thursday Night. 

Ian Watson is still without a number of first team regulars, including forward Joe Greenwood who will serve the second game of his three match suspension in round 15.

It's a welcome return to the Hull squad for Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Bowden, Adam Swift, Danny Houghton and Jordan Lane after they missed the black and whites last Betfred Super League match.

Brett Hodgson will be without a number of first team players with Covid 19 and injuries keeping several key figures out of the squad in round 15, including long term absentees Josh Griffin, Scott Taylor and Jamie Shaul.

Huddersfield Giants: Ashton Golding, Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Luke Yates, Josh Jones, Chris McQueen, James Cunningham, Oliver Wilson, Leroy Cudjoe, Olly Russell, Louis Senior, Owen Trout, Sam Hewitt, Sam Wood, Will Pryce, Robson Stevens, Nathaniel Peteru, Nathan Peats, Aidan McGowan. 

Hull FC: Carlos Tuimavave, Mahe Fonua, Marc Sneyd, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Andre Savelio, Ligi Sao, Jordan Johnstone, Jordan Lane, Brad Fash, Ben McNamara, Jack Brown, Adam Swift, Josh Bowden, Cameron Scott, Jude Ferreria, Mitieli Vulikijapani, Jack Logan, Aidan Burrell.

Last 10 meetings: Huddersfield have won 4, Hull FC have won 6 - Hull FC have won both of the two sides meetings in 2021.

Friday 23 July

Leeds Rhinos v Salford Red Devils (19.45) - Emerald Headingley Stadium

Ash Handley and Mikolaj Oledzki are back in contention for the Rhinos after the pair completed their Covid-19 isolation periods. Rhyse Martin also returns to the squad after serving a one-match suspension.

Richard Agar is still without Bodene Thompson as he continues to serve his suspension, whilst Rob Lui (hamstring), Jack Broadbent (ankle) and Zane Tetevano (Covid-19) are also absent.

Salford welcome back captain Lee Mossop for Friday's trip to Leeds - the prop has been serving a suspension picked up the last time these two sides met.

Dan Sarginson and Jack Wells are also back in contention for round 15 after the pair served their own respective suspensions.

Leeds Rhinos: Tom Briscoe, Harry Newman, Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley, Luke Gale, Mikolaj Oledzki, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Alex Mellor, Rhyse Martin, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith, Tom Holroyd, King Vuniyayawa, Sam Walters, Callum McLelland, Luke Briscoe, James Donaldson, Jarrod O'Connor. 

Salford Red Devils: Morgan Escare, Ken Sio, Krisnan Inu, Joe Burgess, Tui Lolohea, Lee Mossop, Andy Ackers, Seb Ikahihifo, Ryan Lannon, Pauli Pauli, Oliver Roberts, Greg Burke, Chris Atkin, Harvey Livett, Rhys Williams, Dan Sarginson, Matt Costello, Jack Ormonroyd, Jack Wells, Sam Luckley, Ata Hingano. 

Last 10 meetings: Leeds have won 7, Salford have won 3 - the Rhinos have won the last 4 meetings between the 2 sides, including last year's Challenge Cup Final.

Wigan Warriors v Wakefield Trinity (19.45) - DW Stadium

It's a welcome return to action for Warriors' Jackson Hastings and Willie Isa - the pair have both served their respective suspensions and are in contention for Friday Night.

Sam Powell is also back in the Wigan squad for the Warriors round 15 clash with Trinity - the hooker missed Wigan's last match due to a failed H.I.A. 

Ryan Hampshire and Joe Arundel are both back from suspension and in contention for Trinity's round 15 match against Wigan.

Alex Walker, Chris Green and Kyle Wood have all recovered from their injuries and are available to Chris Chester ahead of Friday's visit to the DW Stadium.

Wigan Warriors: Oliver Gildart, Liam Marshall, Thomas Leuluai, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell, Joe Bullock, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Oliver Partington, Tony Clubb, Harry Smith, Ethan Havard, Jake Bibby, Mitch Clark, Joe Shorrocks, Kai Pearce-Paul, Sam Halsall, James McDonnell, Umyla Hanley, Jackson Hastings, Brad O’Neill.

Wakefield Trinity: Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, Mason Lino, David Fifita, Kyle Wood, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Jay Pitts, Eddie Battye, James Batchelor, Chris Green, Innes Senior, Joe Arundel, Alex Walker, Brad Walker, Yusuf Aydin, Lee Kershaw, Ryan Hampshire, Harry Bowes. 

Last 10 meetings: Wigan have won 7, Wakefield have won 3 - the Warriors have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the 2 sides.

Saturday 24 July

Round 13 | Catalans Dragons v Hull Kingston Rovers (17.00 UK) - Stade Gilbert Brutus

The Dragons will be without half-back James Maloney and forward Joel Tomkins in Round 15 as the pair continue to serve their respective suspensions.

Jason Baitieri and Micky McIllorum are also unavailable through injury as Catalans go in search of their tenth win in a row against the Robins.

Hull Kingston Rovers are set to play their first game in five weeks when they travel to the South of France on Saturday.

The Robins have a couple of key players available following their last match against Wigan in Round 10. Half-back and Man of Steel front runner Jordan Abdull returns to the side alongside veteran prop Korbin Sims. 

Catalans Dragons: Arthur Mourgue, Tom Davies, Samisoni Langi, Dean Whare, Fouad Yaha, Josh Drinkwater, Gil Dudson, Julian Bousquet, Matt Whitley, Mike McMeeken, Ben Garcia, Alrix Da Costa, Benjamin Jullien, Paul Seguier, Mickael Goudemand, Joe Chan, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins, Jordan Dezaria, Cesar Rouge, Romain Franco.

Hull KR: Adam Quinlan, Ben Crooks, Greg Minikin, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Jordan Abdull, Albert Vete, Matt Parcell, Korbin Sims, Kane Linnett, Dean Hadley, Jez Litten, George Lawler, George King, Matty Storton, Mikey Lewis, Rowan Milnes, Will Maher, Luis Johnson, Muizz Mustapha, Jimmy Keinhorst.

Last 10 meetings: Catalans have won 7, Hull KR have won 3 - the Dragons have won 4 of the last 5 meetings between the 2 sides.