Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: August 1 2014, 14:33 BST

Team news and statistics ahead of Friday's Super League games, including Hull v St Helens.

Jordan Turner: Set to be paired up with Gary Wheeler
Jordan Turner: Set to be paired up with Gary Wheeler


Catalan Dragons v Warrington

Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous is without prop Olivier Elima because of injury but co-captain Greg Mounis returns from suspension in the only change to the team that lost at Huddersfield.

Warrington are boosted by the return of hooker Michael Monaghan and back-row forwards Simon Grix and Trent Waterhouse but centre Ryan Atkins is out with an ankle injury and Stefan Ratchford switches to full-back in place of Matty Russell, who is ruled out with concussion.

Last season: Catalan Dragons 12 Warrington 14, Warrington 24 Catalan Dragons 16.

Last six league matches: Catalan Dragons W L W L W L Warrington W W W W L L

Top tryscorers: Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 21; Joel Monaghan (Warrington) 22

Top goalscorers: Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 47; Chris Bridge (Warrington) 59

Referee: R Silverwood

Hull v St Helens

Hull recall veteran half-back Richard Horne in place of the injured Jordan Rankin to partner teenager Jordan Abdull, who has recovered from concussion.

St Helens coach Nathan Brown is set to pair up Jordan Turner and Gary Wheeler at half-back in the absence of injured regulars Lance Hohaia and Luke Walsh. Former Hull full-back Shannon McDonnell is also included in Brown's 19-man squad, along with forwards Greg Richards and Luke Thompson.

Last season: Hull 12 St Helens 38, St Helens 22 Hull 22

Last six league matches: Hull L D L L L D St Helens W W L W W W

Top tryscorers: Jamie Shaul (Hull) 14; Tom Makinson (St Helens) 21

Top goalscorers: Jordan Rankin (Hull) 25; Luke Walsh (St Helens) 67

Referee: B Thaler

Leeds v Bradford

Leeds are set to give a debut to teenager Ash Handley in the absence of threequarters Joel Moon, Kallum Watkins and Ryan Hall. The Rhinos, who are still without skipper Kevin Sinfield through suspension, have lost Carl Ablett and Jamie Peacock to injury but forwards Ryan Bailey, Mitch Achurch and Ian Kirke are fit again and outside back Ben Jones-Bishop is set for a recall on the wing.

Former Leeds winger Danny Williams will face his old club after Bradford extended his loan spell from Salford. The Bulls are also set to welcome back Scotland forward Dale Ferguson while Nathan Conroy is also called up to help offset the loss of injured duo Brett Kearney and Jamie Foster.

Last season: Bradford 22 Leeds 42, Leeds 18 Bradford 18

Last six league matches: Leeds W W L W D W Bradford L L L L L W

Top tryscorers: Ryan Hall (Leeds) 15; Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 10

Top goalscorers: Kevin Sinfield (Leeds) 65; Jamie Foster (Bradford) 32

Referee: T Roby