Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: June 21 2014, 14:52 BST

Team news and statistics ahead of Sunday's action in the First Utility Super League, including St Helens v Castleford.

Michael Shenton: Recalled by Castleford
Michael Shenton: Recalled by Castleford

Sunday, June 22

St Helens v Castleford

St Helens, who are set to switch skipper Paul Wellens back to full-back in the place of the injured Jonny Lomax, are boosted by the return from injury of back-row forward Jon Wilkin and winger Adam Swift as well as stand-off Lance Hohaia, who missed last week's 42-0 defeat by Catalan in Perpignan to be beside his pregnant wife. Prop Alex Walmsley is missing through suspension.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell recalls his captain Michael Shenton, along with Marc Sneyd, Andy Lynch and Daryl Clark who all sat out last week's defeat at Wigan., but there is no place yet for new signing Garreth Carvell. James Clare, Ben Reynolds and Ashley Gibson are the men to make way.

Last season: Castleford 24 St Helens 40, St Helens 48 Castleford 18.

Last six league matches: St Helens W W L W W L Castleford L L W W W L.

Top tryscorers: Tom Makinson (St Helens) 14; Justin Carney (Castleford) 12.

Top goalscorers: Luke Walsh (St Helens) 62; Marc Sneyd (Castleford) 60.

Referee: R Silverwood.

Wakefield v Wigan

Wakefield centre Reece Lyne is set to return from a two-month injury absence while prop forwards Andy Raleigh and Richard Moore are also back in the reckoning. On-loan winger Chris Riley is set to make his 200th career appearance on Sunday.

Former Leigh second rower Sam Hopkins is in line to make his Wigan debut and full-back Jack Murphy is also named in coach Shaun Wane's 19-man squad for the first time this season as the leaders prepare for their second game in five days. Jack Hughes, George Williams and Ryan Sutton are recalled while teenage forwards Connor Farrell and Callum Wright keep their places after making their debuts in the win over Widnes on Wednesday. Second rower John Bateman is with a rib injury and full-back Matty Bowen continues to rest a leg strain.

Last season: Wakefield 23 Wigan 36, Wigan 44 Wakefield 24.

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

Top tryscorers: Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield) 6; Joe Burgess & Liam Farrell (Wigan) 10.

Top goalscorers: Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield) 41; Matty Smith (Wigan) 58.

Referee: G Stokes.

Warrington v Salford

England second rower Ben Westwood is back to captain Warrington after completing a three-match ban while Joe Philbin keeps his place after making his debut in the win at Hull KR and is joined in coach Tony Smith's 19-man squad by academy team-mate Tom Walker.

Salford coach Iestyn Harris is set to stick with the side that beat Bradford, although Martin Gleeson and Matty Ashurst will be hoping to force their way into contention. Skipper Adrian Morley makes his return to his old club.

Last season: Warrington 68 Salford 10, Salford 4 Warrington 46.

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

Top tryscorers: Joel Monaghan (Warrington) 14; Francis Meli (Salford) 11.

Top goalscorers: Chris Bridge (Warrington) 37; Jake Mullaney (Salford) 22.

Referee: J Child.

Widnes v Leeds

Widnes are set to give a debut to hooker Liam Carberry, who has been injured since joining the club from Wigan in the winter, while half-back Joe Mellor is poised to make his comeback from a diislocated shoulder sustained in the defeat at Headingley in March. They take the places of stand-off Kevin Brown, who picked up a knee injury in the mid-week defeat by Wigan, and rested skipper Jon Clarke.

Leeds wlecome back hooker Paul Aiton, who been out since March with an undisclosed medical condition but has been cleared to play again, while scrum-half Danny McGuire and second rower Jamie Jones-Buchanan are set to return from injury and second rower Carl Ablett is also back after completing a two-match ban. Stevie Ward and Luke Briscoe are among those to make way.

Last season: Widnes 36 Leeds 52, Leeds 38 Widnes 28.

Last six league matches: Widnes L W L D L L Leeds W W L W L L.

Top tryscorers: Kevin Brown (Widnes) 11; Ryan Hall (Leeds) 13.

Top goalscorers: Danny Tickle (Widnes) 48; Kevin Sinfield (Leeds) 51.

Referee: B Thaler.