SL Preview: Catalans v Salford

Olivier Elima and Thomas Bosc return to the Catalans’ squad, as they look to build on their fine home win over Warrington last week.

Antoni Maria and Damien Cardace are the men that they replace in coach Laurent Frayssinous’ 19-man squad.

Salford are without Mason Caton-Brown, who suffered concussion in last week’s game with Hull FC.

Michael Dobson, Niall Evalds and Ben Jones-Bishop also drop out, with Jon Ford, Liam Hood and prop Cory Paterson being included.

Prediction: Home advantage will again play into the Dragons’ hands, and they should win by 20 points.

Catalans (19-man squad): Escare, Duport, Pomeroy, Tonga, Oldfield, Carney, Dureau, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Taia, Anderson, Mounis, Bosc, Lima, Whitehead, Garcia, Bousquet, Baitieri.

Salford (19-man squad): Chase, Fages, Ford, D. Griffin, G. Griffin, J.Griffin, Hansen, Hauraki, Hood, Johnson, Lee, Morley, Paterson, Sa’u, Tasi, Taylor, A. Walne, J. Walne, Walton.

Super League Summary:

Catalans Dragons won 9

Salford won 8

Catalans Dragons highest score: 66-6 (H, 2007) (also widest margin)

Salford highest score: 34-30 (H, 2012); 34-22 (H, 2014) (Widest margin: 16-0, H, 2006)

Last 10 Meetings:

Salford 34, Catalans Dragons 22 (SLR24, 15/8/14)
Catalans Dragons 37, Salford 24 (SLR11, 3/5/14)
Salford 16, Catalans Dragons 12 (SLR22, 19/7/13)
Catalans Dragons 40, Salford 6 (SLR2, 9/2/13)
Salford 34, Catalans Dragons 30 (SLR16, 1/6/12)
Catalans Dragons 40, Salford 18 (SLR6, 10/3/12)
Salford 18, Catalans Dragons 44 (SLR27, 11/9/11)
Catalans Dragons 10, Salford 22 (SLR7, 26/3/11)
Catalans Dragons 14, Salford 22 (SLR15, 22/5/10)
Catalans Dragons 30, Salford 8 (CCR4, 18/4/10)

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