Super League briefing

  • Last Updated: August 29 2014, 19:34 BST

Team news and statistics ahead of the weekend's action in the First Utility Super League, including Castleford v Bradford.

James Clare: Returns for Castleford
James Clare: Returns for Castleford

Catalan Dragons v London Broncos

Catalan coach Laurent Frayssinous recalls Australian half-back Sam Williams in place of Leon Pryce and prop forward Lopini Paea gets the nod ahead of Jeff Lima after recovering from injury. Forward Antoni Maria is also back in contention.

London coach Joey Grima brings back loose forward Alex Foster, who missed the Broncos' win over Leeds through injury, while centre James Woodburn-Hall comes in for Denny Solomona.

This season: London Broncos 28 Catalan Dragons 22, Catalan Dragons 24 London Broncos 22.

Last season: Catalan Dragons 34 London Broncos 28, Catalan Dragons 46 London Broncos 18 London Broncos 24 Catalan Dragons 30.

Last six league matches: Catalan Dragons W L W L L L London Broncos L L L L L W.

Top tryscorers: Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 21; Denny Solomona (London Broncos) 10.

Top goalscorers: Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 54; Josh Drinkwater (London Broncos) 45.

Referee: Tim Roby.

Sunday, August 31

Castleford v Bradford

Castleford coach Daryl Powell makes two enforced changes to his cup final team, with winger James Clare and prop Garreth Carvell returning to take the places of injured duo Justin Carney and Craig Huby. Hooker Adam Milner and centre Michael Channing are also added to the players that lost at Wembley.

Bradford coach James Lowes recalls prop forward Jamal Fakir and winger Luke George after recovering from injury and Nathan Conroy is set to make a fourth Super League appearance. Goalkicking winger Jamie Foster drops out as the relegated Bulls seek a fourth straight win.

This season: Bradford 18 Castleford 36.

Last season: Castleford 46 Bradford 34, Bradford 38 Castleford 12.

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

Top tryscorers: Justin Carney (Castleford) 17; Adrian Purtell (Bradford) 10.

Top goalscorers: Marc Sneyd (Castleford) 90; Jamie Foster (Bradford) 37.

Referee: George Stokes.

Wakefield v Salford

Wakefield hooker or half-back Pita Godinet is back from a six-week absence with a knee injury, with Jarrod Sammut switching to full-back in place of teenager Max Jowitt, who made his debut in the defeat at St Helens. On-loan scrum-half Tim Smith is free to play against his parent club.

Salford are without forward Steve Rapira, who has returned home to New Zealand on compassionate leave, and coach Iestyn Harris will plug the gap with either Darrell Griffin or Andrew Dixon. Winger Josh Griffin is also available after sitting out the win over Catalan Dragons.

This season: Salford 14 Wakefield 18.

Last season: Salford 10 Wakefield 46, Wakefield 23 Salford 23.

Last six league matches: Wakefield W W L W L L Salford W W W L L W.

Top tryscorers: Reece Lyne (Wakefield) 9; Francis Meli (Salford) 11.

Top goalscorers: Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield) 62; Jake Mullaney (Salford) 22.

Referee: Robert Hicks.