Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: May 3 2014, 16:19 BST

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

Ben Cockayne: Set to return for Hull KR
Ben Cockayne: Set to return for Hull KR

Sunday, May 4

Bradford (14) v Warrington (8)

Bradford give debuts to centre Joe Arundel and prop Antonio Kaufusi following their arrival on loan from Hull and Huddersfield respectively. Kaufusi will help plug the gap caused by the loss of front-rowers Manase Manuokafoa and Jamal Fakir to injury.

Forward Danny Bridge, who played in the first seven matches of the season for Bradford, is poised to make his first appearance of the season for Warrington, who have hooker Michael Monaghan and loose forward Ben Harrison back from injury but will continue with Chris Bridge and Gareth O'Brien at half-back in the absence of injured duo Stefan Ratchford and Richie Myler.

Last season: Bradford 12 Warrington 26, Warrington 32 Bradford 4.

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

Top tryscorers: Adam Henry & Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 4; Rhys Evans (Warrington) 7.

Top goalscorers: Jamie Foster (Bradford) 19; Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) 18.

Referee: R Silverwood

Huddersfield (7) v Castleford (2)

Huddersfield have scrum-half Luke Robinson and winger Jermaine McGillvary back from injury while utility forward David Faiumu is also available after returning from compassionate leave in New Zealand. Prop Antonio Kaufusi drops out from the team that beat Wakefield in the Giants' last match.

Castleford make four changes to the team that beat Sheffield Eagles in the Challenge Cup, with Andy Lynch, Weller Hauraki, Richard Owen and Michael Channing all returning in place of Jordan Tansey, Ashley Gibson and the injured Nathan Massey.

Last season: Huddersfield 48 Castleford 32, Castleford 24 Huddersfield 40.

Last six league matches: Huddersfield W L L L W W Castleford W L W L W W.

Top tryscorers: Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 7; Justin Carney (Castleford) 9.

Top goalscorers: Danny Brough (Huddersfield) 39; Marc Sneyd (Castleford) 36.

Referee: J Child

Hull (6) v Wakefield (12)

Hull will give a first appearance of the season to winger Jason Crookes, who takes over from Liam Colbon after completing his recovery from a shoulder injury. There is no place for Richard Horne, with Australian duo Jacob Miller and Jordan Rankin retained in the halves.

Wakefield will give a debut to second-rower Jacob Fairbank following his arrival on loan from Huddersfield and coach Richard Agar has also included 16-year-old full-back Max Jowitt in his 19-man squad. There is no place for winger Peter Fox while prop Andy Raleigh is out with a wrist injury.

Last season: Hull 26 Wakefield 27, Wakefield 22 Hull 34.

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

Top try scorers: Jordan Rankin (Hull) 6; Reece Lyne (Wakefield) 6.

Top goalscorers: Ben Crooks (Hull) 18; Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield) 30.

Referee: T Roby

Hull KR (9) v Widnes (5)

Hull KR are set to give a debut to new signing Wayne Ulugia, who is among six changes to the side that lost to Catalan Dragons on Easter Monday. Ben Cockayne, Dave Hodgson, Kris Keating, Jonny Walker and Jamie Langley are all set to return from injury, taking over from Justin Poore, who has a knee injury, Greg Eden, Omari Caro, Jason Netherton and Keal Carlile.

Widnes centre Stef Marsh is set to end his two-month injury lay-off while second-rower Dave Allen in line to replace the injured Ben Galea. Danny Craven keeps his spot at scrum-half after stepping in at the last minute for the cup tie at Salford.

Last season: Widnes 36 Hull KR 22, Hull KR 44 Widnes 18.

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

Top tryscorers: Omari Caro (Hull KR) 8; Kevin Brown (Widnes) 7.

Top goalscorers: Travis Burns (Hull KR) 29; Danny Tickle (Widnes) 30.

Referee: R Hicks