Super League briefings

  • Last Updated: August 17 2014, 9:07 BST

Team news and statistics ahead of Sunday's action in the First Utility Super League.

Matt Diskin: Back for Bradford
Matt Diskin: Back for Bradford

Sunday, August 17

Bradford (13) v Hull (11)

Bradford have captain and hooker Matt Diskin and full-back Brett Kearney returning from injury while goalkicking winger Jamie Foster is back in favour, with Jamal Fakir and Alex Mellor making way from the side that won at Leeds a fortnight ago.

Hull have stand-off Jordan Rankin returning from injury, while hooker James Cunningham is recalled in place of Aaron Heremaia, who has undergone minor knee surgery. Second-rower Jordan Thompson drops out of the team that beat St Helens.

This season: Hull 44 Bradford 16.

Last season: Bradford 19 Hull 12, Hull 28 Bradford 12.

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

Top tryscorers: Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 10; Jamie Shaul (Hull) 14.

Top goalscorers: Jamie Foster (Bradford) 32; Jordan Rankin (Hull) 25.

Referee: R Hicks.

Huddersfield (6) v Widnes (8)

Huddersfield coach Paul Anderson has recalled forward Jacob Fairbank, while prop Antonio Kaufusi, second-rower Ukuma Ta'ai and winger Jodie Broughton are all hoping to return after missing the win at Wakefield through injury. David Faiumu and Kruise Leeming make way.

Widnes are without utility forward Willie Isa through suspension and replace front rowers Alex Gerard and Ben Kavanagh with Paul Johnson and Phil Joseph. Patrick Ah Van, Liam Carberry and Macgraff Leuluai are also recalled after sitting out the Cup semi-final defeat by Castleford.

This season: Widnes 22 Huddersfield 20.

Last season: Widnes 22 Huddersfield 36, Huddersfield 62 Widnes 6.

Last six league matches: Huddersfield W L L W W W Widnes W L L W L W.

Top tryscorers: Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 18; Rhys Hanbury (Widnes) 14.

Top goalscorers: Danny Brough (Huddersfield) 88; Danny Tickle (Widnes) 64.

Referee: M Thomason.

London Broncos (14) v Leeds (3)

London winger Kieran Dixon is set to make his first Super League appearance of the season after recovering from a major knee injury, while the Broncos are poised to give a debut to Under-19s forward Toby Everett, with Joel Wicks dropping out of the team that lost at Castleford.

Leeds coach Brian McDermott has left out nine players from the side that secured a trip to Wembley, including skipper Kevin Sinfield, as he looks ahead to next Saturday's Cup final. Teenage centre Ash Handley will make his debut and fellow youngsters Ben White, Ashton Golding and Jordan Lilley are also named in the 19-man squad. Forwards Mitch Achurch, Stevie Ward, Chris Clarkson, Josh Walters and Brad Singleton will all have a chance to stake their claim for a Wembley spot after being recalled.

This season: Leeds 54 London Broncos 6.

Last season: London Broncos 18 Leeds 30, Leeds 30 London Broncos 6.

Last six league matches: London Broncos L L L L L L Leeds W L W D W L.

Top tryscorers: Denny Solomona (London Broncos) 10; Ryan Hall (Leeds) 15.

Top goalscorers: Josh Drinkwater (London Broncos) 39; Kevin Sinfield (Leeds) 65.

Referee: T Roby.