Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: March 15 2014, 17:21 GMT

Team news and statistics for the weekend's action in Super League, including Castleford v Hull FC.

Garreth Carvell: Returns for Hull FC
Garreth Carvell: Returns for Hull FC

Sunday, March 16

Bradford v Huddersfield

Former Huddersfield threequarter Luke George is back for Bradford after recovering from concussion but his former Giants team-mate Anthony Mullally is prevented from facing his parent club due to a clause in his loan deal. With another loan forward, Greg Burke, sidelined with a dislocated shoulder, Bulls coach Francis Cummins brings in teenager Alex Mellor for what would be his third Super League appearance.

Tongan forward Ukuma Ta'ia is in line for a recall for Huddersfield after being dropped for last week's game against Leeds for being late for training. Winger Aaron Murphy stands by in case Jodie Broughton fails to recover from a knee injury sustained on his tryscoring debut in the draw with the Rhinos.

Last season: Bradford 58 Huddersfield 6, Bradford 6 Huddersfield 42 Huddersfield 18 Bradford 43.

Top tryscorers: Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 3; Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 4.

Top goalscorers: Jamie Foster (Bradford) 12; Danny Brough (Huddersfield) 12.

Referee: C Leatherbarrow

Castleford v Hull

Richard Owen, who scored a hat-trick of tries on his last Castleford appearance, is set to return on the wing in place of the injured Kirk Dixon. Jordan Tansey takes over at full-back from Luke Dorn and centre or second-rower Jake Webster is poised to make his first appearance of the season after recovering from shoulder surgery. Prop Scott Wheeldon drops out.

Former Wigan, Hull KR and London Broncos winger Liam Colbon is set to make his Hull debut as a replacement for the injured Tom Lineham in one of three changes to the team that beat Bradford. Prop Garreth Carvell returns after recovering from an ankle injury in place of Iafeta Paleaaesina, who has a calf injury, and former Castleford centre Joe Arundel is vying with Ben Crooks for a centre berth.

Last season: Castleford 30 Hull 28, Hull 52 Castleford 0.

Top tryscorers: Justin Carney (Castleford) 4; Danny Houghton & Richard Whiting (Hull) 3.

Top goalscorers: Marc Sneyd (Castleford) 14; Ben Crooks (Hull) 5.

Referee: T Roby


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