Challenge Cup quarter-finals: Squad news, kick-off times & coverage

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Everything you need to know ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup quarter-finals. 

Hull KR v Castleford – Friday 8 April, 7:45pm, Premier Sports

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Jordan Abdull in action for Hull KR

Jordan Abdull has now rejoined Hull KR after the half-back dropped out of last Friday’s squad due to a severe ear infection. Will Dagger returns from a minor knee injury.

Tom Garratt will miss this week’s Challenge Cup with the Tigers as part of the RFL’s concussion protocols 

Lee Radford has made just one change to his 21-man squad with George Lawler missing out through suspension. The utility forward was handed a three-game ban earlier this week.

Hull KR: Coote, Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Abdull, Parcell, King, Hadley, Linnett, Storton, Litten, Sims, Minchella, Keinhorst, Dagger, Lewis, Milnes Maher, Wood, Richards, Halton.

Castleford: Evalds, Olpherts, Turner, Mamo, Faraimo, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Edwards, Milner, Westerman, Massey, Griffin, Fonua, Hepi, Clare, Sutcliffe, Smith, Eden, Matagi, O’Brien.

Catalans v St Helens – Saturday 9 April, 2:30pm, BBC

Arthur Mourgue

Arthur Mourgue returns from an ankle injury and has been named for the first time this year. Michael McIlorum and Benjamin Jullien are back in the squad. Mitchell Pearce returns from suspension.

For St Helens, Will Hopoate returns after missing the last three games through a hamstring injury. Matty Lees and James Bell have also been named.

Catalans: Mourgue, Davies, Yaha, Pearce, Drinkwater, Dudson, McIlorum, Whitley, McMeeken, Garcia, Jullien, Seguier, Goudemand, Laguerre, Romano, May, Napa, Dezaria, Chan, Kasiano, Tomins.

St Helens: Welsby, Makinson, Hopoate, Percival, Lomax, Dodd, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Batchelor, Knowles, Lussick, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Sironen, Paasi, Bell, Davies, Hurrell, Normal, Royle, Bennison.

Huddersfield v Hull – Saturday 9 April, 5:00pm, Premier Sports

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Josh Reynolds in action for Hull FC (Photo: Allan McKenzie / SWpix)

Ian Watson has named one change from their victory over Catalans in Super League. Louis Senior comes into the squad to replace Olly Russell. 

For Hull, Brett Hodgson has made just one change. Josh Reynolds returns from an elbow injury. He replaces Connor Wynne.

Hull remain without Joe Cator, Cameron Scott, Jamie Shaul, and Scott Taylor through injury.

Huddersfield: McGillvary, Leutele, Golding, Lolohea, Fages, Hill, Levi, Lawrence, Jones, McQueen, Yates, English, Greenwood, Cogger, Trout, Ikahihifo, O’Brien, Wilson, Cudjoe, L.Senior, I.Senior.

Hull: Connor, Swift, Tuimavave, Griffin, McIntosh, Reynolds, Gale, Sao, Houghton, Satae, Savelio, Ma’u, Lane, Lovodua, Evans, Fash, Mcnamara, Brown, Johnstone, Bowden, Vulikijapani.

Wakefield v Wigan – Sunday 10 April, 2:30pm, BBC

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Photo: Craig Thomas/News Images

Wakefield have named Tom Johnstone despite the winger leaving the field during their win over Salford.

Matt Peet has made two changes to his side following their Super League victory over Hull. Captain Thomas Leulaui comes back into the squad after his one-match suspension.

Sam Halsall is also named after featuring and scoring a try for Newcastle Thunder on dual-registration in their win over Widnes in the Championship on Monday.

Liam Marshall drops out of the squad after picking up a hamstring injury in last week’s game. Abbas Miski also misses out.

Wakefield: Jowitt, Johnstone, Lyne, Miller, Lino, Battye, Hood, Arona, Ashurst, Tanginoa, Pitts, Crowther, Whitbread, Batchelor, Gaskell, Kay, Adebiyi, Bowes.

Wigan: French, Bibby, Hardaker, Thornley, Cust, Leulaui, Singleton, Powell, Mago, Isa, Farrell, Bateman, Smithies, Smith, Partington, Havard, Byrne, Shorrocks, Field, Halsall, O’Neill.

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Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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