10 Jul 2019

Round 22 Preview

Danny McGuire and James Roby could make their 400th Super League appearance.

Thursday: Hull FC vs London Broncos (Live on Sky Sports, 7:45PM)

Hull FC are undefeated in their last ten meetings with London Broncos/Harlequins, having won nine and drawn one. The capital side's last victory against Hull FC was a 25-8 Magic Weekend win at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, on 1 May, 2010.

Marc Sneyd only needs five more goals for Hull FC to reach 500, while London’s Rhys Williams is one appearance away from 150 for London. 

Albert Kelly and Andre Savelio will miss out for Lee Radford’s men due to injury, they’re replaced by Dean Hadley and Kieran Buchanan. 

Danny Ward also makes two changes, Morgan Smith and Olsi Krasniqi miss out and are replaced by Sam Davis and Matt Fleming. 

Hull FC highest score: 50-12 (A, 2014) (Widest margin: 46-4, H, 2004)

London Broncos highest score: 47-6 (A, 1999) (also widest margin)

Friday: Leeds Rhinos vs Hull KR (Live on Sky Sports, 7:45PM)

Danny McGuire returns to the Emerald Headingley to take on Leeds Rhinos, he’s only one appearance from 400 Super League appearances, and ten points from 1,000 Super League points. 

Jamie Jones-Buchanan comes into Richard Agar’s squad who will be confident after their victory over Castleford Tigers moved them two points above the relegation zone. 

The Robins head to Emerald Headingley looking to avenge April’s 28-24 reverse on the same ground, and are hoping to bounce back from a heavy defeat at Wigan Warriors last time out.

Leeds highest score: 44-8 (H, 2009 QPO); 44-14 (H, 2011); 44-10 (A, 2013) (Widest margin: 44-8, H, 2009 QPO)

Hull KR highest score: 45-26 (H, 2019) (Widest margin: 30-10, A, 2016)

Huddersfield Giants vs Catalans Dragons (7:45PM)

Jodie Broughton is one appearance away from reaching 200 career appearances, 51 of those have come for Catalans Dragons. 

Adam O'Brien drops out after suffering an injury last week and is replaced by Dominic Young, while Oliver Wilson and Tom Holmes, debutants last week, retain their places. Mickael Goudemand replaces Matty Smith in the only change to the Catalans Dragons squad.

Huddersfield highest score: 60-16 (H, 2013) (Widest margin: 60-16, H, 2013; 56-12, A, 2017)

Catalans Dragons highest score: 48-0 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)

St Helens vs Wigan Warriors (7:45PM)

Alex Walmsley is set to make his 200th career appearance, whilst rival Jarrod Sammut could make his 250th career appearance, his team mate Joe Burgess is one try away from 100 for Wigan Warriors. 

James Roby could make his 400th Super League appearance, Roby has missed the last four Saints victories after undergoing surgery on a niggling groin injury following the defeat to London Broncos

Roby and his understudy, Aaron Smith, come in for Joseph Paulo who is out with a calf strain and Matty Costello who is the other to drop out.

St Helens highest score: 57-16 (MM, 2008) (also widest margin)

Wigan highest score: 65-12 (A, 1997) (also widest margin)

Warrington Wolves vs Salford Red Devils (7:45PM)

Luther Burrell made his debut for Warrington Wolves last week at London Broncos, he’s been named in the squad again this week and could make his home debut against Salford Red Devils. 

Warrington announced that Josh Charnley signed a new contract until 2022 this week, while Salford Red Devils announced the signing of Josh Johnson who goes straight into the 19-man squad.       

Warrington highest score: 68-16 (MM, 2010); 68-10 (H, 2013) (Widest margin: 60-0, A, 2011)

Salford highest score: 48-24 (H, 2012) (Widest margin: 37-4, A, 1998)

Wakefield Trinity vs Castleford Tigers (7:45PM)

Castleford have won their last twelve meetings with Wakefield. Trinity's last victory against the Tigers was a 24-22 away win on 8 February, 2015.

Jake Trueman and Tuoyo Egodo make the squad following head assessments, Oliver Holmes returns to the squad for the first time since April. 

Last time out Castleford retained the Adam Watene Trophy in a close contest which finished 28-26 in favour of the Tigers.

David Fifita is ruled out of the 19-man squad with a foot injury, youngsters James Batchelor and Max Jowitt return after injuries, while Mason Caton-Brown is also in contention. 

Wakefield Trinity’s Danny Broughneeds two points to draw level with Paul Deaconin second place in the list of Super League's all-time leaders.

Wakefield highest score: 54-16 (MM, 2008) (also widest margin) Castleford highest score: 58-20 (A, 2015) (Widest margin: 56-16, MW, 2015)