Round 12 preview

12 May 2022

Round 12 preview

Thursday 12 May

Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors (20.00) - Sky Sports Arena & Mix

Huddersfield and Wigan meet in Round 12 after successfully progressing to the Challenge Cup Final over the weekend in what will be a dress rehearsal of the Final in two weeks time.

Jermaine McGillvary, Chris Hill, Josh Jones and Chris McQueen all drop out of the Giants squad ahead of Thursday's clash with Wigan. Nathan Mason, Sam Hewitt, Louis Senior and Oliver Roberts all re-join the squad.

Matt Peet makes five changes to his 21-man squad following Saturday's Semi-Final win against Saints. 

Liam Marshall, John Bateman, Morgan Smithies, Liam Byrne and Jai Field all drop out of the Warriors squad. They are replaced by James McDonnell, Umyla Hanley, Matty Nicholson, Logan Astley and Jack Bibby as well as the inclusion of Willie Isa, who was a late omission from the squad last week.

Huddersfield Giants: Jake Wardle, Ricky Leutele, Ash Golding, Tui Lolohea, Theo Fages, Danny Levi, Michael Lawrence, Luke Yates, Matty English, Joe Greenwood, Owen Trout, Adam O'Brien, Oliver Wilson, Leroy Cudjoe, Louis Senior, Olly Russell, Oliver Roberts, Innes Senior, Nathan Mason, Jack Ashworth, Sam Hewitt.

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French, Jake Bibby, Iain Thornley, Cade Cust, Brad Singleton, Patrick Mago, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Kaide Ellis, Harry Smith, Oliver Partington, Ethan Havard, Joe Shorrocks, Abbas Miski, Sam Halsall, James McDonnell, Umyla Hanley, Brad O'Neill, Matty Nicholson, Logan Astley, Jack Bibby. 

Friday 13 April 

St Helens v Hull FC (20.00) - Sky Sports Arena

James Bell returns to the St Helens squad after serving his two match suspension. He replaces Regan Grace who, despite featuring in St Helens' 21-man squad over the weekend, was not selected. Grace is still managing an injury but hopes to return in time for Round 13. 

The only other change to the Saints squad sees youngster Jumah Sambou replace Kyle Amor.

Experienced half-backs Luke Gale and Josh Reynolds both return from suspension ahead of Hull FC's trip to St Helens on Friday. Josh Griffin and Adam Swift are also available after recovering from injury.

Kane Evans drops out of the Black & Whites squad with a pectoral strain.

St Helens: Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Mark Percival, Jonny Lomax, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Sione Mata’utia, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles, Joey Lussick, LMS, Curtis Sironen, Agnatius Paasi, Jake Wingfield, James Bell, Josh Simm, Ben Davies, Konrad Hurrell, Dan Norman, Jumah Sambou.

Hull FC: Jake Connor, Adam Swift, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Darnell McIntosh, Josh Reynolds, Luke Gale, Ligi Sao, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Manu Ma’u, Jordan Lane, Joe Lovodua, Brad Fash, Jack Brown, Jordan Johnstone, Josh Bowden, Connor Wynne, Jacob Hookem, Jamie Shaul, Scott Taylor.

Saturday 14 April

Catalans Dragons v Warrington Wolves (17.00 UK) - Sky Sports Action

Catalans are buoyed by the return of reigning Man of Steel Sam Tomkins - the experienced full back has missed their last four games through injury. Young forward Joe Chan also returns to the Dragons squad after completing his suspension. 

Stefan Ratchford returns to the Warrington 21-man squad after missing the last two games with a quad injury. There's no place for half-back Gareth Widdop, however, who remains sidelined through injury.

Catalans Dragons: Arthur Mourgue, Tom Davies, Fouad Yaha, Mitchell Pearce, Gil Dudson, Michael McIlorum, Julian Bousquet, Matt Whitley, Benjamin Garcia, Alrix Da Costa, Benjamin Jullien, Paul Seguier, Mickael Goudemand, Matthieu Laguerre, Arthur Romano, Tyrone May, Dylan Napa, Jordan Dezaria, Joe Chan, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins.

Warrington Wolves: Matty Ashton, Joe Bullock, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Riley Dean, Oliver Holmes, Toby King, Ellis Longstaff, Billy Magoulias, Peter Mata’utia, Robbie Mulhern, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker, George Williams, Connor Wrench.

Catalans Dragons and Warrington Wolves will meet again in Newcastle at the 2022 Magic Weekend. Be the difference and bring the noise at St James' Park by purchasing tickets here.

Sunday 15 April

Toulouse Olympique v Wakefield Trinity (14.30 UK) - Stade Ernest Wallon

Toulouse could hand a debut to new half-back signing Corey Norman against Trinity on Sunday. The former St George Illawara Dragon player is yet to feature after linking up with the French side last month.

Jacob Miller is unavailable for Trinity after he picked up a one-match suspension in Round 11.

Toulouse Olympique: TBC

Wakefield Trinity: TBC

Toulouse and Trinity will go face-to-face in Newcastle when they meet at the 2022 Magic Weekend. Bring the noise and join us this summer by purchasing tickets here.

Salford Red Devils v Leeds Rhinos (15.00) - AJ Bell Stadium

Kallum Watkins will miss out on facing his former club on Sunday after receiving a one-match suspension following Salford's narrow defeat to St Helens in Round 11.

The Rhinos are without forwards Matt Prior and Morgan Gannon, too - the pair both picked up suspensions during their win against Hull KR a fortnight ago. 

Salford Red Devils: TBC

Leeds Rhinos: TBC

Castleford Tigers v Hull KR (15.30) - Mend-A-Hose Jungle

Albert Vete remains unavailable for the Robins through suspension, whilst Kane Linnett, Jordan Abdull and Elliot Minchella all sustained injuries in the Challenge Cup last week. 

Castleford Tigers: TBC

Hull KR: TBC