Monday night Super League – what more could you want?
Round 17 of Super League got underway on Sunday, with Wigan cruising to a 50-6 home victory against neighbours Leigh whilst a last-minute George Williams drop-goal saw Warrington snatch a 27-26 win at Leeds.
On Monday, a depleted Castleford take on Huddersfield as champions St Helens travel to Hull. Current table toppers Catalans face a tough trip to Hull KR.
Castleford v Huddersfield (Monday, 7:45pm)
Castleford have brought in Jimmy Keinhorst on a two-week loan from Hull KR as well as Jake Sweeting and Loui McConnell from Featherstone on one-week loans. All three players could feature on Monday night.
Huddersfield hooker George Roby has been named in the Giants squad for the first time this season after impressing for the academy.
Castleford: Evalds, Olpherts, Shenton, McShane, Blair, Massey, Foster, Smith, Matagi, Bienek, Peachey, Martin, Hall, Graham, Robb, Magee, Keinhorst, Sweeting, McConnell.
Huddersfield: Golding, McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Yates, McQueen, Cunningham, Wilson, Cudjoe, Russell, Senior, Trout, Hewitt, Wood, Ashall-Bott, Pryce, Stevens, Peteru, Peats, Roby.
Hull FC v St Helens (Monday, 7:45pm, Sky Sports Arena)
Hull coach Brett Hodgson has named an unchanged squad to the one that lost to Leeds last Thursday. Forward Andre Savelio will serve the second of his three-match suspension on Monday.
St Helens boss Kristian Woolf has been able to name a 20-man squad this week after a couple of weeks struggling for numbers due to a Covid-19 outbreak at the club. Regan Grace misses out as does Theo Fages, who has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a shoulder injury. Agnatius Paasi and Josh Simm also will not feature on Monday.
Sione Mata’utia will return for Saints after serving his one-match ban which saw him miss the Challenge Cup final at Wembley.
Hull: Faraimo, Tuimavave, Fonua, Reynolds, Sneyd, Houghton, Satae, Ma’u, Sao, Johnstone, Cator, Lane, Fash, McNamara, Brown, Swift, Bowden, Wynne, Scott, Vulikijapani, Logan.
St Helens: Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Lomax, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Thompson, Knowles, Mata’utia, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Amor, Welsby, Smith, Batchelor, Dodd, Eaves, Norman, Foster.
Hull KR v Catalans (Monday, 7:45pm)
Hull KR coach Tony Smith has named a 20-man squad for this week, with Jimmy Keinhorst dropping out after joining Castleford on a two-week loan deal.
Micky McIlorum, Mike McMeeken and Romain Franco are back in Steve McNamara’s squad. However, Tom Davies, Julian Bousquet and Matt Whitley join the club’s injury list.
Hull KR: Quinlan, Crooks, Minikin, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Abdull, Vete, Parcell, Sims, Takairangi, Linnett, Hadley, Litten, Lawler, King, Storton, Milnes, Maher, Johnson, Mustapha.
Catalans: Mourgue, Langi, Whare, Yaha, Maloney, Drinkwater, Dudson, McIlorum, McMeeken, Da Costa, Jullien, Seguier, Goudemand, Le Cam, J Tomkins, Chan, Kasiano, S Tomkins, Rouge, Franco.
The televised fixture if Hull-St Helens, with the game kicking off at 7:45pm on Sky Sports.