1895 Cup team news: The four squads for Sunday’s semi-finals

Sheffield v Batley, 2pm

The only professional rugby league game in Yorkshire this weekend takes place at the Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield.

The Eagles have twice beaten Batley comfortably this season but will have to be at their best to secure a return to Wembley.

They will wait on the fitness of hooker James Davey, who has an ankle injury.

Batley beat York 17-16 in a golden point thriller in the last round, but that is their only win since May.

Sheffield: Guzdek, Millar, Blackmore, Walker, Thackeray, Davey, Knowles, Farrell, Brown, Burns, Davies, Makelim, Pick, Broadbent, Burns, Dixon, Ogden, Hellewell, Mason.

Batley: Scott, Reittie, Smeaton, Campbell, Jouffret, Brambani, Gledhill, Leak, Lillycrop, Manning, Downs, Brown, Yates, Everett, Dickinson, Wood, Brearley, Bienek, Broadbent.

Leigh v Widnes, 4pm

Widnes welcome back centre Anthony Gelling after several weeks on the sidelines through injury, in a big boost for their trip to Leigh Sports Village.

Patrick Ah Van returns to the squad having sat out the defeat to Toronto, as does centre Keanan Brand.

In-form winger Jayden Hatton misses out with a knock, Olly Ashall-Bott also makes way as does the cup-tied Warrington loanee Ellis Robson.

Leigh include hooker Liam Hood, who started the season at Widnes, as well as Cory Paterson, who had a brief stint helping Kieron Purtill on the coaching staff at the Vikings.

Joe Batchelor is available to them on dual-registration from St Helens, as is recent signing from Salford Junior Sa’u.

The two sides have already met twice this season, with one win apiece.

Leigh: McNally, Thornley, Marsh, Ridyard, Higham, Brooks, T Adamson, L Adamson, Cator, Thompson, Douglas, Hood, Clark, Emmitt, Paterson, Higson, Brierley, Sa’u, Batchelor.

Widnes: Ah Van, Brand, Cahill, J Chapelhow, T Chapelhow, Craven, Dean, Ganson, Gelling, Hansen, Ince, Johnstone, Leuluai, Lyons, Norman, Owens, Roby, Walker, Wilde.

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