Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: March 15 2013, 19:59 GMT

Team news and statistics ahead of Friday night's action in Super League, including second-placed Wigan at Leeds.

Ryan Bailey: Set to return against Wigan

Friday, March 15

Leeds v Wigan

Leeds are set to bring back prop Ryan Bailey, who has missed the last four matches after undergoing knee surgery, while second rower Mitch Achurch is back in contention after spending the last fortnight on a dual registration with Hunslet.

Wigan are boosted by the return of centre Darrell Goulding, who has missed the last three matches through injury and illness. That is the only change to the side that beat Catalan Dragons.

Last season: Leeds 8 Wigan 50, Wigan 20 Leeds 6.

Last six league matches: Leeds L W L W W L Wigan W D L W W W.

Top tryscorers: Ryan Hall (Leeds) 4; Josh Charnley, Pat Richards and Sam Tomkins (Wigan) 5.

Top goalscorers: Kevin Sinfield (Leeds) 21; Pat Richards (Wigan) 23.

Referee: Richard Silverwood (Mirfield).

Salford v Warrington

Salford interim coach Alan Hunte brings in prop Adam Neal for Shannon McPherson, who has a knee injury. That is likely to be the only change to the side that drew 23-23 at Wakefield.

Warrington coach Tony Smith has called half-back Gareth O'Brien into his 19-man squad. The 21-year-old played twice during a month's loan spell at Castleford, as cover for the suspended Rangi Chase, but has been recalled by the Wolves in the continuing absence of Lee Briers with a neck injury.

Last season: Salford 48 Warrington 24, Warrington 24 Salford 20.

Last six league matches: Salford L L L W L D Warrington W D W W L L.

Top tryscorers: Ashley Gibson (Salford) 4; Joel Monaghan (Warrington) 6.

Top goalscorers: Marc Sneyd (Salford) 10; Brett Hodgson (Warrington) 16.

Referee: Steve Ganson (St Helens).

St Helens v Wakefield

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has recalled goalkicking winger Tommy Makinson to his 19-man squad following strong performances playing on a dual registration at Rochdale and Whitehaven. Otherwise it is the side that won at Warrington.

Wakefield have called up youngsters Bobbie Goulding, Danny Cowling and Matty Wildie after losing Tim Smith, Ali Lauitiiti and Justin Poore to injury but centre Reece Lyne is fit again and prop Kyle Amor is back after sitting out the Salford game with an internal suspension.

Last season: Wakefield 33 St Helens 32, St Helens 38 Wakefield 12.

Last six league matches: St Helens L W D W L W Wakefield L W W L L D.

Top tryscorers: Francis Meli (St Helens) 6; Ben Cockayne (Wakefield) 7.

Top goalscorers: Lee Gaskell (St Helens) 5; Paul Sykes (Wakefield) 16.

Referee: Robert Hicks (Oldham).


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