Round 14 preview

1 Jun 2022

Round 14 preview

Friday 3 June

Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants (19.30 UK) - Stade Gilbert Brutus

Steve McNamara is boosted by the return of Mike McMeeken to his 21-man squad ahead of Round 14. The forward hasn't featured since breaking his arm against Toulouse in Rivals Round. 

The Dragons will be without Julian Bousquet, however, after he picked up a one-match suspension following Catalans win at Hull KR last time out. 

The Giants will be looking to bounce back after their agonising Cup Final defeat but will have to do so without two of their influential forwards. Prop Chris Hill limped off the field in the first half of his sides Challenge Cup Final clash with Wigan, whilst Luke Yates picked up a two-match suspension.

Ian Watson also revealed pre-game that star half-back Theo Fages is set for an extended spell on the sidelines and will likely miss the next few weeks.

Catalans Dragons: Arthur Mourgue, Tom Davies, Fouad Yaha, Mitchell Pearce, Gil Dudson, Michael McIlorum, Matt Whitley, Mike McMeeken, 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. 

Huddersfield Giants: Will Pryce, Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Ricky Leutele, Ashton Golding, Tui Lolohea, Danny Levi, Michael Lawrence, Josh Jones, Chris McQueen, Matty English, Joe Greenwood, Jack Cogger, Owen Trout, Adam O'Brien, Leroy Cudjoe, Louis Senior, Innes Senior, Nathan Mason, Jack Ashworth, Sam Hewitt.

Warrington Wolves v Leeds Rhinos (20.00) - Sky Sports Arena

Kyle Amor is in line to make his Warrington Wolves debut on Friday Night. The prop forward joined the Wolves on a season-long loan from St Helens and is expected to feature in the primose and blue for the first time this week.

Leeds welcome experienced front rower Matt Prior back into their squad following the completion of his two-match suspension. Corey Johnson is also recalled after recovering from a knee injury.

James Bentley is unavailable after he was hit with another suspension in Round 13, whilst Tom Holroyd has been suspended for ten matches after being sent off during a dual-registration match for Bradford Bulls.

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

Leeds Rhinos: David Fusitu'a, Liam Sutcliffe, Ash Handley, Blake Austin, Mikolaj Oledzki, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Rhyse Martin, Zane Tetevano, Brad Dwyer, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith, Bodene Thompson, Morgan Gannon, Sam Walters, Jack Broadbent, Jarrod O'Connor, James Donaldson, Corey Johnson, Muizz Mustapha, Zak Hardaker.

Saturday 4 June

Castleford Tigers v Wigan Warriors (14.00) - Channel 4

Jake Mamo has been allowed to temporarily return to Australia on compassionate grounds and is expected to miss the Tigers next two fixtures.   

Bureta Faraimo is back in contention after recovering from a knee injury and Liam Watts also returns for the Tigers following the completion of his two-match suspension.

The Warriors will be in an upbeat mood after their Challenge Cup heroics last weekend. They head to the Jungle on Saturday without Cade Cust after he picked up a shoulder injury in the latter stages of their Cup Final win. Morgan Smithies is also unavailable after he received a four-match suspension, whilst Thomas Leuluai is rested.

Matt Peet will be able to recall experienced hooker Sam Powell, however, following the completion of his six-match suspension.

Castleford Tigers: Derrell Olpherts, Bureta Faraimo, Jake Trueman, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Paul McShane, George Lawler, Kenny Edwards, Adam Milner, Joe Westerman, Nathan Massey, George Griffin, Mahe Fonua, Daniel Smith, Greg Eden, Cheyse Blair, Suaia Matagi, Ryan Hampshire, Brad Martin, Gareth O’Brien, Jason Qareqare.

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French, Jake Bibby, Iain Thornley, Liam Marshall, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell, Patrick Mago, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, John Bateman, Kaide Ellis, Harry Smith, Oliver Partington, Ethan Havard, Liam Byrne, Joe Shorrocks, Jai Field, Abbas Miski, Sam Halsall, Brad O'Neill, Matty Nicholson.

Toulouse Olympique v St Helens (17.00 UK) - Stade Ernest Wallon

Corey Norman is in line to make his home debut for Toulouse following a first outing away at Huddersfield two weeks ago. The game comes too soon for fellow new recruit Nathan Peats to make his Toulouse debut after he signed with the club last Friday. 

Dominique Peyroux and Joseph Paulo are both available for Sylvain Houles in Round 14 after the pair recovered from their respective injuries.

Winger Regan Grace is in line to make his first Betfred Super League appearance of the season on Saturday. Grace missed the start of the 2022 campaign through injury, before sustaining a fresh injury on his return to action in the Challenge Cup. 

Will Hopoate also returns to the Saints squad, whilst Mark Percival drops out after picking up a minor injury in Round 13.

Toulouse Olympique: Latrell Schaumkel, Mathieu Jussaume, Corey Norman, Lucas Albert, Romain Navarrete, Harrison Hansen, Andrew Dixon, Dominique Peyroux, Anthony Marion, Eloi Pelissier, Maxime Puech, Joseph Paulo, James Cunningham, Ilias Bergal, Chris Hankinson, Justin Sangare, Matty Russell, Olly Ashall-Bott, Maxime Stefani, Tony Gigot, Daniel Alvaro.

St Helens: Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Will Hopoate, Regan Grace, 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, Ben Davies, Konrad Hurrell, Dan Norman, Jon Bennison.

Sunday 5 June

Hull KR v Salford Red Devils (15.00) - Sewell Group Craven Park

Matt Parcell will return for Hull KR after sitting out the Round 13 defeat to Catalans. Mikey Lewis also makes his return from injury. 

Will Dagger, Matty Storton and Dean Hadley are all be fit too, despite the trio failing to finish their Round 13 fixture.

Sam Luckley and Alex Gerrard both return to the Red Devils 21-man squad, the pair replace Greg Burke and Matt Costello in the 21-man squad.

Hull KR: Lachlan Coote, Ben Crooks, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Albert Vete, Matt Parcell, George King, Dean Hadley, Matty Storton, Jez Litten, Luis Johnson, Korbin Sims, Elliot Minchella, Jimmy Keinhorst, Will Dagger, Mikey Lewis, Rowan Milnes, Will Maher, Ethan Ryan, Greg Richards, Frankie Halton.

Salford Red Devils: Ryan Brierley, Ken Sio, Kallum Watkins, Tim Lafai, Joe Burgess, Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd, Sitaleki Akauola, Andy Ackers, Elijah Taylor, Danny Addy, Ryan Lannon, Harvey Livett, Chris Atkin, Jack Ormonroyd, Morgan Escare, Sam Luckley, Amir Bourouh, Deon Cross, Alex Gerrard, Tyler Dupree.

Wakefield Trinity v Hull FC (15.00) - Be Well Support Stadium

Bill Tupou won't make his first Betfred Super League appearance of 2022 despite making his return from injury for the Trinity reserves last weekend. Tupou took a slight knock to his knee and won't be considered in Round 14.

Liam Kay is also unavailable for Wakefield after he picked up an ankle injury during training. Willie Poching welcomes back Jordy Crowther this week, however, as well as including Brad Walker, Harry Bowes and Lewis Murphy.

Hull FC make one change ahead of Sunday's trip to Wakefield. Brad Fash returns to the Black & Whites squad after completing his head injury protocols - he replaces Carlos Tuimavave who picked up a hamstring strain in Round 13.

Wakefield Trinity: Max Jowitt, Reece Lyne, Tom Lineham, Jacob Miller, Mason Lino, Eddie Battye, Liam Hood, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Jay Pitts, Jordy Crowther, Jai Whitbread, James Batchelor, Lee Gaskell, Brad Walker, Harry Bowes, Lewis Murphy. Corey Hall, Rob Butler, David Fifita.

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