Super League briefing: Team news and statistics ahead of weekend action

Liam Farrell: Celebrations with Wigan at the Grand Final at Old Trafford in October 2018
Liam Farrell: Celebrations with Wigan at the Grand Final at Old Trafford in October 2018

Team news and statistics ahead of the latest round of fixtures in the Betfred Super League.

Sunday, June 9

Hull KR (11) v Wigan (9)

New Hull KR coach Tony Smith is able to call on captain Joel Tomkins, who faces his old club for the first time, after serving a one-match ban, but is without prop Mitch Garbutt, who is suspended. Young forwards Adam Rooks and Owen Harrison are both in contention.

Wigan second rower Liam Farrell makes his long-awaited return after recovering from a torn pectoral muscle sustained in the World Club Challenge in February. He takes over from Joe Greenwood, who is out with a rib injury, while Liam Marshall, Sam Powell and Thomas Leuluai are also set to return.

Last season: Hull KR 24 Wigan 8, Wigan 44 Hull KR 6.

Last six league matches: Hull KR L L L L L W Wigan L W W W L L.

Top try scorers: Craig Hall (Hull KR) 8; Joe Burgess (Wigan) 10.

Top goal scorers: Ryan Shaw (Hull KR) 27; Zak Hardaker (Wigan) 44.

London Broncos (12) v St Helens (1)

London coach Danny Ward recalls forward Mark Ioane in place of Will Lovell while James Cunningham continues at hooker in the absence through injury of Eloi Pelissier.

St Helens welcome back scrum-half Theo Fages, who has recovered from a head knock, and coach Justin Holbrook reshuffles his line-up to accommodate Adam Swift, Kyle Amor, James Bentley and Jack Welsby in place of Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Alex Walmsley and Zeb Taia.

Last season: No corresponding fixture.

Last six league matches: London Broncos L L L L W L St Helens W W W W W W.

Top try scorers: Rhys Williams (London Broncos) 9; Regan Grace (St Helens) 13.

Top goal scorers: Kieran Dixon (London Broncos) 36; Lachlan Coote (St Helens) 59.

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