Super League Briefing
Team news and statistics for Friday's First Utility Super League action, including Widnes v Warrington.
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Friday July 18
Widnes are set to give a debut to hooker Liam Carberry, who has been included at the expense of Lloyd White. Prop Phil Joseph is out through suspension but centre Cameron Phelps is set to return after recovering from a head knock and winger Jack Owens is poised to partner him after taking the place of Patrick Ah Van.
Warrington's teenage centre Toby King keeps his spot after making his debut against London, while Ryan Atkins is set to return in place of leading tryscorer Joel Monaghan. The versatile Stefan Ratchford is also back after sitting out the Broncos game.
Last season: Warrington 6 Widnes 16, Widnes 38 Warrington 22.
This season: Warrington 44 Widnes 6.
Last six league matches: Widnes L L L W L L Warrington W W W W W W.
Top tryscorers: Paddy Flynn (Widnes) 12 ; Joel Monaghan (Warrington) 21.
Top goalscorers: Danny Tickle (Widnes) ; 55 Chris Bridge (Warrington) 57.
Referee: P Bentham.
Wigan are set to give full-back Lewis Tierney a first run-out of the season in place of the injured Matty Bowen, who is joined on the sidelines by Joe Burgess and Eddy Pettybourne. Props Ben Flower and Ryan Sutton are both in line to return.
Hull will give a first appearance of the season to hooker James Cunningham following his recall from London Broncos. He takes the place on the bench of Aaron Heremaia, who limped out of the defeat at Salford, while Fetuli Talanoa will switch from centre to wing in place of Callum Lancaster.
Last season: Wigan 33 Hull 34, Hull 20 Wigan 28.
This season: Hull 16 Wigan 44.
Last six league matches: Wigan W W L L W W Hull W W L D L L.
Top tryscorers: Joe Burgess (Wigan) 14 ; Jamie Shaul (Hull) 14.
Top goalscorers: Matty Smith (Wigan) 77 ; Jordan Rankin (Hull) 21.
Referee: R Silverwood.