Challenge Cup 2021: Semi-final squad news

Here are the 21-man squads for this weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-finals…

Hull FC v St Helens (Saturday, 2:30pm, BBC One)

Hull will be without loose forward Joe Cator

Hull will be without Joe Cator due to a calf strain, with the loose forward being replaced in the squad by young full-back Connor Wynne.

St Helens will welcome back first-choice wingers Tommy Makinson and Regan Grace, but centre Mark Percival is ruled out for two to three weeks with a hamstring injury.

Tongan prop Agnatius Paasi is expected to feature for Saints despite leaving the action early last week.

Hull: Connor, Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Fonua, Reynolds, Sneyd, Houghton, Satae, Savelio, Ma’u, Sao, Johnstone, Lane, Fash, McNamara, Brown, Swift, Bowden, Wynne, Scott.

St Helens: Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Grace, Lomax, Fages, Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, Knowles, Mata’utia, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Amor, Paasi, Welsby, Smith, Batchelor, Dodd, Simm, Norman, Royle.

Castleford v Warrington (Saturday, 5pm, BBC Two)

Jake Trueman returns for Castleford

Castleford could have seven players return from injury for their semi-final clash on Saturday. Michael Shenton, Oliver Holmes, Nathan Massey, Jake Trueman, Adam Milner, Niall Evalds and Gareth O’Brien could all return.

Warrington will be without Australian forward Jason Clark, who has featured in all 10 league and cup matches so far this year.

Castleford: Evalds, Olpherts, Mata’utia, Shenton, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Holmes, Blair, Milner, Massey, Foster, O’Neill, Hepi, Clare, Sene-Lefao, Smith, Matagi, Turner, Martin, O’Brien.

Warrington: Akauola, Austin, Butlr, Charnley, D Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Hill, Hughes, King, Lineham, Longstaff, Mamo, Mulhern, Philbin, Ratchford, Thewlis, Walker, Wrench, Widdop.


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