Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: February 22 2014, 16:33 GMT

Team news and statistics ahead of the weekend's action in Super League, including Huddersfield v Hull KR.

Jason Chan: Returns for Huddersfield
Jason Chan: Returns for Huddersfield

Sunday, February 23

Castleford v Catalan Dragons

Castleford coach Daryl Powell makes one enforced change to the team that won at Bradford, with Jordan Tansey returning at full-back in place of Luke Dorn, who has failed to recover from a groin injury sustained in that game.

The Dragons are without forward Olivier Elima, who begins a four-match ban, and scrum-half Thomas Bosc, who was injured in the defeat at Hull. Scott Dureau is recalled in place of Bosc and Julian Bousquet and Antoni Maria are vying to take Elima's place. Former Leeds full-back Brent Webb has also been recalled to the 19-man squad.

Last season: Catalan Dragons 39 Castleford 30, Castleford 17 Catalan Dragons 17.

Last six league matches: Castleford L W W W L W Catalan Dragons L W W L L L.

Top tryscorers: Justin Carney Daryl Clark, Kirk Dixon, Luke Dorn, Weller Hauraki & Grant Millington (Castleford) 1; Damien Cardace (Catalan Dragons) 3.

Top goalscorers: Kirk Dixon (Castleford) 6; Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 3.

Referee: Tim Roby.

Huddersfield v Hull KR

Huddersfield are without hooker Shaun Lunt and Larne Patrick, who were both hurt in the opening-day win at Wigan. Second rower Jason Chan, who missed that game through injury, takes over from Patrick, who has a dislocated kneecap, while Kruise Leeming and David Faiumu are vying for the hooking role.

Hull KR are forced to make three changes to the side that lost to Leeds, with Omari Caro taking over from injured former Huddersfield winger David Hodgson and forwards Jordan Cox and Rhys Lovegrove taking the places of new signing Michael Weyman, who begins a two-match suspension, and Graeme Horne, who is injured.

Last season: Hull KR 35 Huddersfield 28, Huddersfield 50 Hull KR 30.

Last six league matches: Huddersfield W W W W L W Hull KR L L W L L L.

Top tryscorers: Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 3; Kris Keating (Hull KR) 1.

Top goalscorers: Danny Brough (Huddersfield) 2; Craig Hall (Hull KR) 1.

Referee: Phil Bentham.


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