SL Preview: Warrington v Catalans

Warrington lost at Magic Weekend to St Helens, but have won four out of their last six games, so take some decent form into this encounter.

Catalans never travel well, though they came back with tenacity against Huddersfield at Magic Weekend to draw a game they looked like losing.

They will need to do without playmaker Todd Carney, who is out for six to eight weeks with a ruptured pectoral muscle.

Willie Tonga is also out after an injury to his jaw at Magic, Ben Pomeroy and hooker Stan Robin come into the group.

The Wolves name an unchanged aquad from their 19-man party which travelled to Newcastle last weekend.

Prediction: Home advantage will see Warrington home comfortably in the end, by 14 points.

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

Catalans (19-man squad): Escare, Pomeroy, Oldfield, Dureau, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Taia, Anderson, Pelissier, Whitehead, Pala, Bousquet, Maria, Baitieri, Robin, Yaha, Gigot, Margalet

Stats:

Warrington have won their last three home meetings with Catalans, with the Dragons’ last win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium coming 22-20 on 3 April, 2011. Warrington’s Joel Monaghan has scored tries in the Wolves’ last three meetings with Catalans Dragons (2-1-1).

Ian Henderson needs one appearance to reach 200 whilst in the British game (club appearances only). Henderson has played 122 games for Catalans Dragons since 2011, to go with 77 appearances for Bradford (2005-2007).

Super League Summary:

Warrington won 11
Catalans Dragons won 10 (includes win in 2008 play-offs)
Warrington highest score: 44-16 (A, 2006) (Widest margin: 40-6, H, 2010)
Catalans Dragons highest score: 52-14 (H, 2008) (Widest margin: 52-14, H, 2008; 46-8, H, 2008 EPO)

Last 10 meetings:

Catalans Dragons 38, Warrington 18 (SLR3, 28/2/15)
Catalans Dragons 24, Warrington 26 (SLR23, 1/8/14)
Warrington 42, Catalans Dragons 10 (SLR12, 9/5/14)
Catalans Dragons 12, Warrington 14 (SLR27, 7/9/13)
Warrington 24, Catalans Dragons 16 (SLR3, 15/2/13)
Warrington 15, Catalans Dragons 6 (SLR20, 9/7/12)
Catalans Dragons 22, Warrington 32 (CCQF, 13/5/12)
Catalans Dragons 44, Warrington 16 (SLR11, 9/4/12)
Catalans Dragons 12, Warrington 25 (SLR25, 20/8/11)
Warrington 20, Catalans Dragons 22 (SLR8, 3/4/11)

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