Super League briefing: Team news and statistics ahead of latest games

Zeb Taia of St Helens
Zeb Taia of St Helens

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

Friday, August 2

Huddersfield (8) v Leeds (10)

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford will choose between Matt Frawley and Oliver Russell in place of absent half-back Tom Holmes and second rower Oliver Roberts is back in contention.

Leeds coach Richard Agar recalls scrum-half Richie Myler after he missed the home defeat by Hull through suspension.

Last season: Leeds 18 Huddersfield 25, Huddersfield 22 Leeds 22.

Last six league matches: Huddersfield L L L W L W; Leeds L L W W L L.

Top try scorers: Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 15; Ash Handley (Leeds) 15.

Top goal scorers: Oliver Russell (Huddersfield) 36; Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds) 41.

St Helens (1) v Wakefield (9)

St Helens have second rower Zeb Taia back after recovering from a dislocated shoulder but prop Alex Walmsley is out with an eye injury and full-back Lachlan Coote and loose forward Morgan Knowles are still sidelined. Aaron Smith and Jack Welsby are added to Justin Holbrook's squad.

Trinity welcome back second rower Danny Kirmond after a month's absence in place of Pauli Pauli and prop Craig Kopczak is expected to return after sitting out the last match at Wigan.

Last season: St Helens 34 Wakefield 30, Wakefield 24 St Helens 20.

Last six league matches: St Helens W W W W W L; Wakefield L L W L L L.

Top try scorers: Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 17; David Fifita & Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield) 8.

Top goal scorers: Lachlan Coote (St Helens) 87; Danny Brough (Wakefield) 61.

Saturday, August 3

Catalans Dragons (6) v Warrington (2)

Catalans have loose forward Greg Bird back from a nine-match absence with a torn bicep while stand-off Samisoni Langi and second rower Kenny Edwards also return after missing the defeat at Salford. Matty Smith, Benjamin Jullien and Lucas Albert are the players to make way.

Warrington coach Steve Price recalls prop forward Sitaleki Akauola from a two-match suspension in place of Lama Tasi but winger Josh Charnley remains sidelined with a knee injury.

Last season: Warrington 22 Catalans Dragons 22, Catalans Dragons 0 Warrington 26.

Last six league matches: Catalans Dragons L L L W W L Warrington L W L W L L.

Top try scorers: Fouad Yaha (Catalans Dragons) 12; Blake Austin (Warrington) 18.

Top goal scorers: Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons) 63; Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) 75.

Sunday, August 4

Hull KR (11) v Castleford (5)

Hull KR are set to give debuts to new signings Dean Hadley and Jez Litten and winger Ryan Shaw could return in place of Kane Linnett, who is out with a calf injury.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell is set to play Cory Aston in place of Paul McShane, who serves a one-match ban, and recalls winger Greg Eden for Tuoyo Egodo.

Last season: Castleford 24 Hull KR 24, Hull KR 14 Castleford 42.

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

Top try scorers: Craig Hall (Hull KR) 10; Greg Eden (Castleford) 13.

Top goal scorers: Ryan Shaw (Hull KR) 42; Peter Mata'utia (Castleford) 47;

London Broncos (12) v Salford (7)

London are poised to give a debut to Australian half-back Brock Lamb, who has joined them on a short-term deal from Sydney Roosters. Coach Danny Ward also recalls prop Nathan Mason in place of Matty Gee.

Salford coach Ian Watson has brought in winger Greg Johnson for what would be his second appearance of the season and the only change to the team that beat Catalans Dragons in their last match.

Last season: No corresponding fixture.

Last six league matches: London Broncos W W L L L W Salford W W L L W W.

Top try scorers: Rhys Williams (London Broncos) 12; Niall Evalds (Salford) 18.

Top goal scorers: Kieran Dixon (London Broncos) 60; Krisnan Inu (Salford) 53.

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