Super League Briefing

  • Last Updated: May 31 2014, 14:27 BST

Team news and statistics for the rest of the weekend's matches in the First Utility Super League.

Justin Carney: Absent for Castleford
Justin Carney: Absent for Castleford

Sunday June 1

Bradford v Wakefield

The relegation-threatened Bulls could be boosted for their crucial clash against the Wildcats by the return of captain Matt Diskin, centre Matty Blythe, second-rower Dale Ferguson and front-rowers Jamal Fakir and Chev Walker from injury.

Wakefield are without forward Chris Annakin, who is beginning a five-match suspension for a dangerous throw. Veteran Lee Gilmour could go straight into the side after arriving on loan from Castleford but Dean Collis, Reece Lyne, Jimmy Keinhorst and Ali Lauitiiti remain amongst the injured, while on-loan Jacob Fairbank has returned to parent club Huddersfield for treatment.

Last season: Wakefield 24 Bradford 26, Bradford 40 Wakefield 6.

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

Top try-scorers: Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 6; Reece Lyne, Richard Owen & Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield) 6.

Top goalscorers: Jamie Foster (Bradford) 26; Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield) 39.

Castleford v Hull KR

Castleford winger Justin Carney misses the first of two matches after being banned for fighting with Widnes' Paddy Flynn. James Clare is set to deputise. Daryl Clark and Grant Millington are expected to shake off minor knocks but Nathan Massey, Ryan Boyle and Dan Fleming are still out.

Hull KR are without prop Jason Netherton and centre Liam Salter, while there are doubts over wingers Dave Hodgson (calf) and Craig Hall (hamstring). Scrum-half Kris Keating has overcome a thumb injury.

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

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

Top try-scorers: Justin Carney (Castleford) 12; Omari Caro (Hull KR) 10.

Top goalscorers: Marc Sneyd (Castleford) 55; Travis Burns (Hull KR) 49.

Saints could be unchanged with a host of senior players still missing. Jonny Lomax, Alex Walmsley, Josh Jones, Kyle Amor, Willie Manu, Anthony Laffranchi, Adam Swift and Mark Percival all remain on the casualty list.

Veteran Salford centre Martin Gleeson is out after suffering a knock against Wigan last week and forward Harrison Hansen also does not make the squad. Coach Iestyn Harris is considering giving opportunities to Andrew Dixon, Niall Evalds, Greg Johnson and Jordan Walne, who are all added to the initial 19-man squad.

Last season: Salford 10 St Helens 52, St Helens 14 Salford 10.

Last six league matches: St Helens L L W W L W; Salford L L L D L L.

Top try-scorers: Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 14; Francis Meli (Salford) 10.

Top goalscorers: Luke Walsh (St Helens) 56; Jake Mullaney (Salford) 22.

Warrington (5) v Leeds (1)

Warrington forward Ben Westwood begins a three-match suspension while fellow second row Trent Waterhouse, absent last week, looks set for a lengthy lay-off with his knee injury. On the positive side the Monaghan brothers, hooker Michael and winger Joel, are likely to return.

Veteran Leeds forward Jamie Peacock is back after resting a leg injury, replacing winger Ben Jones-Bishop in the squad. Academy hooker Robbie Ward, 18, is again in contention after a try-scoring debut against Hull.

Last season: Warrington 19 Leeds 18, Leeds 28 Warrington 22.

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

Top try-scorers: Joel Monaghan & Kevin Penny (Warrington) 11; Ryan Hall (Leeds) 13.

Top goalscorers: Chris Bridge (Warrington) 28; Kevin Sinfield (Leeds) 47.

Widnes (7) v Catalan Dragons (9)

The Vikings are without Paddy Flynn as the winger begins a two-match suspension for fighting in last week's loss at Castleford. Stand-off Danny Craven is back in contention after a head knock and back rower Danny Galea has overcome a hamstring injury.

Dragons co-captain Jason Baitieri returns in place of Antoni Maria in the only change for the French side. Scott Dureau, Brent Webb, Ian Henderson and Greg Mounis remain on the sidelines.

Last season: Widnes 32 Catalan Dragons 32, Catalan Dragons 46 Widnes 14.

Last six league matches: Widnes L W W L W L; Catalan Dragons W W W L W W.

Top try-scorers: Kevin Brown (Widnes) 11; Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 13.

Top goalscorers: Danny Tickle (Widnes) 44; Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 37.


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