Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: July 12 2014, 19:08 BST

Team news and statistics ahead of the weekend's First Utility Super League action, including Catalan Dragons v Wigan.

Kyle Amor: Expected to return for St Helens
Kyle Amor: Expected to return for St Helens

Saturday, July 12

Catalan Dragons v Wigan

Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous sticks with the side that beat Bradford as the Dragons seek a ninth consecutive home win.
Wigan welcome back skipper Sean O'Loughlin, who was rested for the win against London Broncos, and he takes the place of the suspended Gil Dudson.
Last season: Catalan Dragons 22 Wigan 8, Wigan 38 Catalan Dragons 0.

This season: Wigan 22 Catalan Dragons 16.

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

Top tryscorers: Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 17; Joe Burgess (Wigan) 13.

Top goalscorers: Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 47; Matty Smith (Wigan) 71.

Referee: J Child.

Salford v Hull

Salford have lost prop Tama Tasi to suspension but expect to have second-row pair Gareth Hock and Harrison Hansen back from injury and will give home debuts to Kevin Locke, Mason Caton-Brown and Josh Griffin.

Hull have lost their second-row pair Gareth Ellis and Chris Tuson to injury so Setaimata Sa is set to switch from the centre, with Fetuli Talanoa moving inside and Tom Lineham taking his place on the wing. Australian stand-off Jordan Rankin is back from compassionate leave.

Last season: Hull 18 Salford 13, Salford 18 Hull 24.

This season: Hull 30 Salford 8.

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

Top tryscorers: Francis Meli (Salford) 11; Jamie Shaul (Hull) 13.

Top goalscorers: Jake Mullaney (Salford) 22; Ben Crooks (Hull) 20.

Referee: M Thomason.

Sunday, July 13

Warrington v London Broncos

Warrington will give a debut to 18-year-old centre Toby King in place of the rested Ryan Atkins, while another youngster, Joe Philbin, will make his home debut and veteran prop Paul Wood will make his comeback after being out since April with a torn bicep.

London coach Joey Grima makes just one change to the team that lost to Wigan, recalling forward Erjon Dollapi in place of Frenchman Maxime Herold.

Last season: London Broncos 10 Warrington 82, Warrington 54 London Broncos 20.

This season: London Broncos 16 Warrington 44.

Last six league matches: Warrington W W W W W W London Broncos L L L L L L.

Top tryscorers: Joel Monaghan (Warrington) 17; Denny Solomona (London Broncos) 8.

Top goalscorers: Chris Bridge (Warrington) 47; Josh Drinkwater (London Broncos) 32.

Referee: C Leatherbarrow.