Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: February 28 2014, 19:36 GMT

Team news and statistics ahead of the weekend's action in the First Utility Super League.

Luke Dorn: Returns for Castleford
Luke Dorn: Returns for Castleford

Friday, February 28

Hull KR v Castleford

Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock recalls second rower Graeme Horne after he missed the draw at Huddersfield with an abductor injury. Props Justin Poore and Mick Weyman are both suspended but Jamie Langley will play if he passes a head test after being concussed against the Giants.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell makes just one change, bringing back Luke Dorn at full-back in place of Jordan Tansey, who injured a knee in Sunday's win over Catalan Dragons.

Last season: Castleford 32 Hull KR 24, Hull KR 26 Castleford 22.

Last six league matches: Hull KR L W L L L D Castleford W W W L W W.

Top tryscorers: Omari Caro

(Hull KR) 2; Justin Carney (Castleford) 4.

Top goalscorers: Travis Burns (Hull KR) 4; Kirk Dixon (Castleford) 7.

Referee: B Thaler (Wakefield).

Widnes v Huddersfield

Widnes are without both skipper Jon Clarke and vice-captain Kevin Brown as well as winger Patrick Ah Van through injury and are poised to give debuts to forwards Paul Clough and Rhodri Lloyd, who are on season-long loan deals from St Helens and Wigan.

Huddersfield are still without hooker Shaun Lunt and bring the versatile David Faiumu onto the bench in place of teenager Kruise Leeming to provide cover.

Last season: Widnes 22 Huddersfield 36, Huddersfield 62 Widnes 6.

Last six league matches: Widnes L L W W W W Huddersfield W W W L W D.

Top tryscorers: Kevin Brown (Widnes) 3; Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 3.

Top goalscorers: Danny Tickle (Widnes) 10; Danny Brough (Huddersfield) 6.

Referee: R Hicks (Oldham).


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