Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: March 1 2014, 13:29 GMT

Team news and statistics ahead of Sunday's games in the First Utility Super League.

Dean Collis (right): Misses the game against Wigan
Dean Collis (right): Misses the game against Wigan

Sunday, March 2

League positions in brackets

Bradford (14) v London Broncos (13)

Bradford coach Francis Cummins has called up back-row forwards Tom Olbison and Oliver Roberts, with Danny Addy set to start at stand-off in place of knee injury victim Lee Gaskell. Prop forward Anthony Mullally makes his home debut as he continues his loan spell.

London are poised to give debuts to a trio of overseas players following their arrival in the capital. Ben Farrar and Josh Drinkwater are set to form the Broncos' new half-back pairing while forwards Nick Slyney and Wigan loanee James Greenwood are also set to make their debuts.

Last season: Bradford 10 London Broncos 20, London Broncos 20 Bradford 46.

Last six league matches: Bradford L L L W L W London Broncos L L W W L L.

Top trycorers: Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 2; Carl Forster, George Griffin, Mike McMeeken, Scott Moore & Jamie O'Callaghan (London Broncos) 1.

Top goalscorers: Jamie Foster (Bradford) 6; Tony Gigot (London Broncos) 4.

Referee: T Roby

Warrington (12) v Hull (7)

Warrington forward Ben Harrison makes his first appearance since the Grand Final after recovering from surgery. He takes the place of Simon Grix, who has an ankle injury, and threequarter Rhys Evans is also called up. Winger Gene Ormsby and prop Anthony England are both poised to make their home debuts.

Hull have brought in Jay Pitts from his dual registration spell with Doncaster after losing former Warrington prop Garreth Carvell with an ankle injury and centre Kirk Yeaman is set to return after sitting out last week's defeat at St Helens.

Last season: Warrington 16 Hull 26, Hull 10 Warrington 24.

Last six league matches: Warrington W L W W L L Hull W W W L W L.

Top tryscorers: Joel Monaghan (Warrington) 3; Richard Whiting & Kirk Yeaman (Hull) 2.

Top goalscorer: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) 2; Ben Crooks (Hull) 3.

Referee: J Child.

Wigan (9) v Wakefield (10)

Wigan are without seven members of the team that played in the World Club Challenge and are set to give a debut to Connor Farrell, an 18-year-old loose forward and brother of England second rower Liam. Anthony Gelling and Iain Thornley form a new centre pairing in the absence of Darrell Goulding and Dan Sarginson and Ryan Hampshire steps in a full-back for Matty Bowen.

Wakefield, who have lost centre Dean Collis through suspension and prop Scott Anderson to injury, are set to give debuts to teenagers Luke Briscoe and Jordan Crowther. Mattie Wildie and Kyle Trout are also called into coach Richard Agar's 19-man squad.

Last season: Wakefield 23 Wigan 36, Wigan 44 Wakefield 24.

Last six league matches: Wigan W L L L L L Wakefield L L L W L L.

Top tryscorers: Tom Spencer (Wigan) 3; Ali Lauitiiti (Wakefield) 2.

Top goalscorers: Jarrod Sammut & Paul Sykes (both Wakefield) 1.

Referee: M Thomason.


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