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

Wigan celebrate Liam Farrell's hat-trick
Wigan celebrate Liam Farrell's hat-trick

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

Friday, August 16

Wigan (4) v Warrington (2)

Wigan are without prop Ben Flower, who needs knee surgery, and have a doubt over winger Joe Burgess, who has a pectoral injury.

That could pave the way for recent signing Bevan French to make his first start while coach Adrian Lam has recalled Chris Hankinson.Warrington bring back Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Jason Clark, Dec Patton, Joe Philbin and Toby King after resting them against St Helens while winger Tom Lineham returns from suspension.

Scrum-half Matty Smith makes a return to his old club.

Last season: Wigan 13 Warrington 12, Wigan 38 Warrington 10, Warrington 16 Wigan 10

.Last six league matches: Wigan W W L W W W Warrington L W L L L L.

Top try scorers: Joe Burgess (Wigan) 14; Blake Austin (Warrington) 18.

Top goal scorers: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) 78; Zak Hardaker (Wigan) 73.

Saturday, August 17

Catalans Dragons (7) v London Broncos (12)

Catalans coach Steve McNamara has named an unchanged squad, with back rowers Ben Garcia and Benjamin Jullien hoping to force their way back in after sitting out the crushing defeat at Leeds. Sam Tomkins and Michael McIlorum remain suspended.

London coach Danny Ward recalls centre Ryan Morgan in place of Matty Fleming as well as forwards Matt Gee and Dan Hindmarsh and has also included recent signing Guy Armitage in his 19-man squad. Back rower Sadiq Adebiyi misses out through injury, along with prop Rob Butler, who is suspended.

Last season: No corresponding fixture.

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

Top try scorers: Fouad Yaha (Catalans Dragons) 13; Rhys Williams (London Broncos) 13.

Top goal scorers: Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons) 70; Kieran Dixon (London Broncos) 65.

Hull (3) v Salford (5)

Forward Tevita Satae is set to make his Hull debut and coach Lee Radford also welcomes back Mickey Paea and Sika Manu from injury, helping offset the loss of Mark Minichiello with a groin injury.

Salford coach Ian Watson has added hooker or half-back Josh Wood and forward Ben Nakubuwai to the team that beat Huddersfield, while winger Ken Sio is set to replace Derrell Olpherts.

Last season: Hull 45 Salford 14, Salford 24 Hull 8.

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

Top try scorers: Ratu Naulago (Hull) 13; Niall Evalds (Salford) 21.

Top goal scorers: Marc Sneyd (Hull) 103; Krisnan Inu (Salford) 62.

Sunday, August 18

Huddersfield (10) v Castleford (6)

Huddersfield have prop Adam Walne back from suspension to take over from Matty English, who misses out through the concussion protocol, while injured second rower Joe Wardle is replaced by Sam Hewitt.

Castleford have centre Greg Minikin back from injury while loose forward Adam Milner is set to return in place of Chris Clarkson.

Last season: Castleford 18 Huddersfield 32, Huddersfield 28 Castleford 40.

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

Top try scorers: Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 15; Greg Eden (Castleford) 13.

Top goal scorers: Oliver Russell (Huddersfield) 38; Peter Mata'utia (Castleford) 52.

Hull KR (11) v Wakefield (9)

Hull KR welcome back stand-off Danny McGuire, winger Craig Hall, prop Mitch Garbutt and back-rower Kane Linnett after they all sat out the defeat at Wigan. Utility back Will Dagger, and half-back Mikey Lewis are among those making way.

Wakefield will give a debut to prop Chris Green following his arrival on loan from Hull. He takes the place of David Fifita, who will miss the rest of the season after undergoing foot surgery. There is also a place for back-rower Jordy Crowther.

Last season: Wakefield 54 Hull KR 18, Hull K R 6 Wakefield 28.

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

Top try scorers: Craig Hall (Hull KR) 11; Ryan Hampshire (Wakefield) 9.

Top goal scorers: Ryan Shaw (Hull KR) 50; Danny Brough (Wakefield) 64

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