Super League preview: Wakefield v Catalan

Wakefield will look to take advantage of Catalan’s injury problems, as both sides search for their first wins of the season.

The French side are without 11 players due to injury and suspension, with Ian Henderson, Mickael Simon and Antoni Maria the latest to be sidelined.

Head coach Laurent Frayssinous brings Louis Anderson and Benjamin Garcia into his matchday squad, whilst rookie prop Gadwin Springer is set to make his Dragons debut.

The Wildcats will also have debutants in their ranks, as new signings Nick Scruton and Chris Riley go straight into head coach Richard Agar’s squad, after signing from Bradford and Warrington respectively.

Wakefield

Squad: Briscoe, Crowther, Fox, Godinet, Kirmond, Lauitiiti, Lyne, Mathers, McShane, Molloy, Riley, Ryan, Sammut, Scruton, Smith, Sykes, Tautai, Washbrook, Wildie.

Last match: Lost 46-24 away at Wigan

Catalan

Squad: Webb, Escare, Pryce, Oldfield, Lima, Taia, Anderson, Mounis, Barthau, Pelissier, Whitehead, Pala, Fakir, Paea, Baitieri, Baile, Vaccari, Garcia, Springer.

Last match: Lost 40-12 at home to Leeds

Super League summary

Wakefield won 10

Catalan won 9 (includes win in 2009 play-offs)

Wakefield highest score: 40-20 (H, 2007) (Widest margin: 38-14, A, 2011)

Catalan highest score: 42-22 (A, 2011) (Widest margin: 34-10, H, 2012)

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