Magic Weekend Previews: Sunday

1pm – Catalans Dragons v Huddersfield Giants

These two sides have never played each other at Magic Weekend before, and both come into this game on the back of wins.

The Dragons hammered Wigan in Perpignan, while Huddersfield won much more narrowly at Castleford.

Catalans prop Jeff Lima is suspended, and threequarters Vincent Duport, Ben Pomeroy and Ben Garcia are all injured. Mathias Pala replaces Damien Cardace.

Olver Roberts drops out for the Giants, and is replaced by Jamie Ellis.

Catalans (19-man squad): Escare, Tonga, Oldfield, Carney, Dureau, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Taia, Anderson, Mounis, Pelissier, Whitehead, Pala, Bousquet, Maria, Baitieri, Yaha, Gigot.

Huddersfield (19-man squad):
Grix, McGillvary, Wardle, Murphy, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Huby, Ferres, Hughes, Lawrence, Kopczak, Wood, Ta’ai, Broughton, Mullally. Ellis, Connor, Leeming.


Huddersfield’s Aaron Murphy has scored tries in the Giants’ last three meetings with Catalans Dragons (1-1-2).

Leroy Cudjoe needs three tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. Cudjoe has scored 91 tries for Huddersfield since 2008, to go with 6 for England (2012-2013).

Danny Brough needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns.

Super League Summary:

Catalans Dragons won nine (includes wins in 2009 and 2014 play-offs)
Huddersfield won 13
Catalans Dragons highest score: 48-0 (H, 2008) (also widest margin)
Huddersfield highest score: 60-16 (H, 2013) (also widest margin)

Magic Weekend Summary:

Catalans Dragons: Won 4, Lost 4
Huddersfield: Won 5, Lost 3
(Head-to-head: First meeting)

Last 10 meetings:

Huddersfield 38, Catalans Dragons 14 (SLR11, 19/4/15)
Huddersfield 16, Catalans Dragons 18 (SLPSF, 26/9/14)
Huddersfield 38, Catalans Dragons 16 (SLR22, 27/7/14)
Catalans Dragons 30, Huddersfield 14 (SLR6, 22/3/14)
Huddersfield 60, Catalans Dragons 16 (SLR20, 28/6/13)
Catalans Dragons 20, Huddersfield 28 (SLR13, 27/4/13)
Huddersfield 36, Catalans Dragons 18 (SLR23, 5/8/12)
Catalans Dragons 27, Huddersfield 20 (SLR13, 5/5/12)
Huddersfield 28, Catalans Dragons 20 (SLR18, 18/6/11) (at The Shay, Halifax)
Huddersfield 30, Catalans Dragons 16 (CCR5, 22/5/11)

3.15pm – St Helens v Warrington Wolves

Jon Wilkin returns from suspension to add versatility and experience to the Saints squad.

Olly Davies replaces Anthony Walker, while Mark Percival and Lewis Charnock miss out, with leg and hand injuries respectively.

Warrington skipper Joel Monaghan returns from a hip injury.

St Helens (19-man squad): Makinson, Turner, Jones, Swift, Burns, Masoe, Roby, Amor, Wilkin, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Flanagan, Thompson, Richards, Savelio, Charnock, Ashworth, Davies, Fleming, McDonnell.

Warrington (19-man squad): Asotasi, Atkins, Bridge, Clark, Currie, Dwyer, England, Harrison, Hill, King, Laithwaite, Monagahn, Myler, O’Brien, Ormsby, Patton, Ratchford, Sims, Westwood.


Jon Wilkin needs three tries to reach a career century of touchdowns.
St HelensMose Masoe has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 46.

Super League Summary:

St Helens won 40 (includes wins in 2010 and 2012 play-offs)
Warrington won 9 (includes win in 2012 play-offs)
Two draws
St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)
Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)

Magic Weekend Summary:

St Helens: Won three, Lost four, Drawn one
Warrington: Won six, Lost two
(Head-to-head: St Helens 0, Warrington 2)

Last 10 Meetings:

St Helens 32, Warrington 24 (SLR6, 19/3/15)
St Helens 12, Warrington 39 (SLR26, 4/9/14)
St Helens 24, Warrington 41 (SLR13, 18/5/14) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Warrington 8, St Helens 38 (SLR1, 13/2/14)
St Helens 16, Warrington 29 (SLR26, 30/8/13)
St Helens 22, Warrington 48 (SLR16, 25/5/13) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Warrington 10, St Helens 22 (SLR6, 8/3/13)
St Helens 18, Warrington 36 (SLQSF, 29/9/12)
Warrington 6, St Helens 28 (SLQPO, 15/9/12)
St Helens 12, Warrington 22 (SLR23, 6/8/12)

5.30pm – Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

Mickael Simon is back for Wakefield, giving caretaker coach Stu Dickens a boost.

Daniel Smith also returns from injury for the Wildcats.

Scott Moore, Junior Moors and Will Maher all return for Castleford.

Castleford (19-man squad): Webster, Shenton, Roberts, Gale, Lynch, Milner, Millington, Holmes, Massey, Boyle, Moors, Moore, Solomona, Finn, Tansey, Channing, McMeeken, Gibson, Maher.

Wakefield (19-man sqaud): Anderson, Annakin, Arundel, Collis, Godinet, Johnstone, Kirmond, Lyne, McShane, Miller, Molloy, Owen, Riley, Ryan, Scruton, Simon, D. Smith, T. Smith, Washbrook.


Danny Kirmond needs one appearance to reach 100 for Wakefield.
Michael Shenton needs eight points to reach 500 for Castleford.
Wakefield have lost their last twelve Super League matches. Their last league win was 44-24 at home to Hull Kingston Rovers on 15 February.

Super League Summary:

Castleford won 20
Wakefield won 20
Castleford highest score: 50-12 (MW, 2014) (Widest margin: 44-6, H, 2002; 50-12, MW, 2014)
Wakefield highest score: 54-16 (MM, 2008) (also widest margin)

Magic Weekend Summary:

Castleford: Won four, Lost three
Wakefield: Won two, Lost six
(Head-to-head: Castleford 3, Wakefield 2)

Last 10 meetings:

Castleford 22, Wakefield 24 (SLR1, 8/2/15)
Castleford 26, Wakefield 22 (SLR26, 7/9/14)
Castleford 50, Wakefield 12 (SLR13, 18/5/14) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Wakefield 20, Castleford 43 (SLR9, 18/4/14)
Wakefield 36, Castleford 32 (SLR27, 8/9/13)
Castleford 49, Wakefield 24 (SLR16, 25/5/13) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Castleford 16, Wakefield 37 (SLR9, 29/3/13) (Match abandoned after 73 minutes – damaged floodlights)
Castleford 12, Wakefield 40 (SLR23, 5/8/12)
Castleford 26, Wakefield 32 (SLR15, 26/5/12) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Wakefield 16, Castleford 34 (SLR10, 6/4/12)

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