Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: June 13 2014, 19:07 BST

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

Francis Cummins: Recalls Arundel and Baldwinson
Francis Cummins: Recalls Arundel and Baldwinson

Saturday, June 14

Catalan Dragons v St Helens

Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous has decided not to rush new signing Sam Williams into action after the Australian scrum-half only linked up with the club this week but he recalls long-serving co-captain Gregory Mounis and hooker Ian Henderson, who has been out for three months with a broken arm. Forward Benjamin Garcia is also back in contention, with Julian Bousquet, Michael Simon and Jean-Philippe Baile dropping out.

St Helens are without stand-off Lance Hohaia, who stayed behind to be with his wife as she is due to give birth, and second rower Jon Wilkin, who sustained a shoulder injury in the last match against Salford a fortnight ago. But coach Nathan Brown has the services of full-back Jonny Lomax, forwards Alex Walmsley and Willie Manu and centres Josh Jones and Mark Percival, who have all recovered from injury.

Last season: Catalan Dragons 6 St Helens 26, St Helens 12 Catalan Dragons 22.

Last six league matches: Catalan Dragons W W L W W D St Helens L W W L W W.

Top tryscorers: Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 14; Tom Makinson (St Helens) 14.

Top goalscorers: Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 40; Luke Walsh (St Helens) 62.

Referee: J Child.

Sunday, June 15

Salford v Bradford

Salford recall fit-again French scrum-half Theo Fages in place of the departed Tim Smith, while Niall Evalds is set to switch to full-back following the return of Greg Eden to Hull KR. Former Bradford centre Michael Platt is hoping for a recall, along with ex-Batley pair Jay Walton and Greg Johnson, who have both recovered from long-term injury.

Bradford coach Francis Cummins recalls on-loan centre Joe Arundel and forward Jordan Baldwinson, who is set to make his second appearance in the absence of the suspended Jay Pitts.

Last season: Salford 7 Bradford 28, Bradford 36 Salford 24.

Last six league matches: Salford L L D L L L Bradford L W L L L W.

Top tryscorers: Francis Meli (Salford) 10; Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 8.

Top goalscorers: Jake Mullaney (Salford) 22; Jamie Foster (Bradford) 26.

Referee: G Stokes.