Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: April 18 2014, 14:32 BST

Team news and statistics for Good Friday's matches in Super League, including the St Helens v Wigan derby.

Micky Higham: Back in the Warrington squad
Micky Higham: Back in the Warrington squad

Friday April 18

Salford v Huddersfield

Salford are set to welcome back former Huddersfield prop Darrell Griffin for his 300th career appearance after missing the last seven matches with a knee injury. That is likely to be the only change to the team that won at Bradford in Iestyn Harris' first match in charge.

Huddersfield are boosted by the return of forward Larne Patrick and England centre Leroy Cudjoe from injury while prop Anthony Mullally makes his first appearance of the season after being recalled from his loan spell at Bradford. Kyle Wood is set to take over at scrum-half from the absent Luke Robinson, with Aaron Murphy switching to the wing in place of Jodie Broughton.

Last season: Huddersfield 46 Salford 4, Salford 21 Huddersfield 20.

Last six league matches: Salford L L L W L W; Huddersfield L D W L L L.

Top tryscorers: Greg Johnson (Salford) 4; Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 6.

Top goalscorers: Jake Mullaney (Salford) 17; Danny Brough (Huddersfield) 26.

Referee: T Roby.

St Helens v Wigan

St Helens have stand-off Lance Hohaia back to partner Luke Walsh while Matty Dawson is set to take over on the wing from Adam Swift. Coach Nathan Brown brings in forwards Mark Flanagan, Greg Richards and Luke Thompson after losing Willie Manu and Anthony Laffranchi to injury at Castleford.

Wigan welcome back scrum-half Matty Smith and forwards Ben Flower and Liam Farrell after resting them against London Broncos. The only player missing winger Josh Charnley who remains sidelined with a leg injury.

Last season: St Helens 22 Wigan 16, Wigan 28 St Helens 16.

Last six league matches: St Helens W W W W W W; Wigan W L W W W W.

Top tryscorers: Tom Makinson (St Helens) 9; Iain Thornley (Wigan) 7.

Top goalscorers: Luke Walsh (St Helens) 31; Matty Smith (Wigan) 19.

Referee: R Silverwood.

Wakefield v Castleford

Wakefield coach Richard Agar makes three changes to the side that lost at Leeds, recalling centres Dean Collis and Reece Lyne and prop Daniel Smith, who have all recovered from injury. They replace Luke Briscoe, Lucas Walshaw and the injured Ali Lauitiiti.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell makes two changes to the side pipped by St Helens, with Richard Owen taking the place of full-back Luke Dorn, who is out with a hamstring injury, and Michael Channing reclaiming his centre spot from Jake Webster.

Last season: Wakefield 36 Castleford 32, Castleford 49 Wakefield 24 Castleford 16 Wakefield 37.

Last six league matches: Wakefield L W W L L L; Castleford W W W L W L.

Top tryscorers: Pita Godinet & Reece Lyne (Wakefield) 5; Justin Carney (Castleford) 8.

Top goalscorers: Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield) 26; Marc Sneyd (Castleford) 24.

Referee: P Bentham.

Warrington v Widnes

Warrington have props Roy Asotasi and Ben Evans back, along with hooker Micky Higham, to help offset the loss of Paul Wood and Simon Grix, who were injured in the defeat by Hull KR.

Widnes welcome back second rower Danny Galea after he missed his first match for the club in Perpignan while threequarters Cameron Phelps and Willie Isa are also back in the reckoning to offset the loss of Macraff Leuluai and Declan Hulme to injury.

Last season: Warrington 6 Widnes 16, Widnes 38 Warrington 22.

Last six league matches: Warrington W W W L W L; Widnes W W L W W L.

Top tryscorers: Rhys Evans & Joel Monaghan (Warrington) 5; Kevin Brown (Widnes) 7.

Top goalscorers: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) 15; Danny Tickle (Widnes) 24.

Referee: B Thaler.


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