Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: July 5 2014, 17:53 BST

Team news and statistics for Sunday's action in the First Utility Super League, including Hull KR v St Helens.

Kevin Larroyer: Returns for Hull KR on Sunday
Kevin Larroyer: Returns for Hull KR on Sunday


Bradford v Catalan Dragons

Bradford will give a debut to winger Danny Williams following his arrival on loan from Salford. He takes the place of Elliot Kear while forward Jordan Baldwinson makes way for the return of centre Joe Arundel.

Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous sticks with the side that lost narrowly at Leeds, with Australian scrum-half Sam Williams keeping his spot at the expense of a rested Thomas Bosc.

Last season: Bradford 22 Catalan Dragons 23, Catalan Dragons 30 Bradford 10.

Last six league matches: Bradford L L W L L L Catalan Dragons W W D W W L.

Top tryscorers: Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 9; Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 16.

Top goalscorers: Jamie Foster (Bradford) 26; Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 47.

Referee: G Stokes.

Hull KR v St Helens

Caretaker coach Chris Chester makes two changes to the side that lost to Huddersfield, with Kevin Larroyer returning from injury and winger Omari Caro recalled in place of Ade Gardner. Sonny Esslemont, a 20-year-old back rower, is also in contention to make his Super League debut.

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has recalled the versatile Gary Wheeler in place of injured scrum-half Luke Walsh, while centre Josh Jones and forward Jordan Hand are also back in contention.

Last season: St Helens 12 Hull K R 24, Hull KR 22 St Helens 14.

Last six league matches: Hull KR W W L L W L St Helens L W W L W W.

Top tryscorers: Omari Caro (Hull KR) 8; Tom Makinson (St Helens) 17.

Top goalscorers: Travis Burns (Hull KR) 60; Luke Walsh (St Helens) 67.

Referee: J Child.