Super League Rivals Round: Team news, kick-off times & TV coverage

Drew Darbyshire
Stefan Ratchford Super League

Stefan Ratchford in action for Warrington

Here is everything you need to know ahead of Super League Rivals Round, which gets underway on Thursday night.

Catalans Dragons v Toulouse Olympique – Thursday | 7:30pm | Sky Sports Arena

Sam Tomkins Catalans Dragons
Catalans will be without Sam Tomkins

The Dragons will be without Sam Tomkins, Gil Dudson, Samisoni Langi, Dean Whare and Julian Bousquet through injury. Alrix Da Costa and Cortentin Le Cam are back in Steve McNamara’s side.

Toulouse are without Latrell Schaumkel, Mathieu Jussaume, Joe Bretherton, Andrew Dixon, Joseph Paulo and Dom Peyroux because of injury.

Catalans: Mourgue, Davies, Yaha, Pearce, Drinkwater, McIlorum, Whitley, McMeeken, Garcia, Da Costa, Jullien, Seguier, Goudemand, Laguerre, Romano, May, Le Cam, Napa, Dezaria, Chan, Kasiano.

Toulouse: Vaivai, Marcon, Albert, Navarrete, White, Hansen, Marion, Pelissier, Puech, Garbutt, Cunningham, Bergal, Hankinson, Springer, Sangare, Armitage, Russell, Pezet, Ashall-Bott, Stefani, Gigot.

Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers – Thursday | 7:45pm

Tom Johnstone Wakefield Trinity SWpix
Tom Johnstone could return for Wakefield | Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Wakefield could welcome back key duo Tom Johnstone and David Fifita for Thursday’s visit of Castleford in a West Yorkshire derby clash.

Castleford coach Lee Radford has made two changes to the squad that lost at Hull KR last week. Youngsters Sam Hall and Jack Sadler come in for Jordan Turner (shoulder) and Bureta Faraimo (knee).

Wakefield: Jowitt, Johnstone, Lyne, Lino, Battye, Hood, Arona, Ashurst, Tanginoa, Pitts, Crowther, Whitbread, Gaskell, Kay, Walker, Aydin, Adebiyi, Bowes, Murphy, Hall, Fifita.

Castleford: Evalds, Olpherts, Mamo, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Edwards, Milner, Westerman, Massey, Griffin, Fonua, Hepi, Clare, Sutcliffe, Smith, Eden, Matagi, Hall, O’Brien, Sadler.

Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants – Thursday | 8pm

Brad Dwyer Leeds Rhinos
Brad Dwyer is back for Leeds this week

The Rhinos could welcome back four players for Thursday’s West Yorkshire derby against Huddersfield. Hooker Brad Dwyer and Zane Tetevano have completed their suspensions. Alex Mellor and Bodene Thompson are also back for the Rhinos.

Leeds are still without David Fusitu’a (knee), Harry Newman (hamstring), Aidan Sezer (groin), Richie Myler (groin), Tom Holroyd (ankle) and Corey Johnson (knee).

The Giants will be without in-form prop Sebastine Ikahihifo this week.

Leeds: Walker, Sutcliffe, Handley, Austin, Oledzki, Leeming, Prior, Bentley, Martin, Tetevano, Dwyer, Mellor, Smith, Thompson, Briscoe, Gannon, Broadbent, O’Connor, Donaldson, Mustapha, Tindall.

Huddersfield: McGillvary, Leutele, Golding, Lolohea, Fages, Hill, Levi, Lawrence, Jones, McQueen, Yates, English, Greenwood, Cogger, Trout, O’Brien, Wilson, Cudjoe, L Senior, Russell, I Senior.

Warrington Wolves v Salford Red Devils – Thursday | 8pm

Stefan Ratchford
Stefan Ratchford in action for Warrington

Warrington will welcome back full-back Stefan Ratchford and winger Matty Ashton for Thursday night’s match. However, Daryl Powell’s side will be without George Williams and Oliver Holmes due to minor injuries.

Warrington: Ashton, Bullock, Charnley, D Clark, J Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Dean, Hughes, King, Longstaff, Magoulias, Mata’utia, Mulhern, Philbin, Ratchford, Robson, Thewlis, Walker, Widdop.

Salford: Brierley, Sio, Lafai, Burgess, Croft, Sneyd, Akauola, Ackers, Burke, Taylor, Addy, Vuniyayawa, Lannon, Atkin, Ormondroyd, Wells, Johnson, Williams, Luckley, Cross, Gerrard.

Hull KR v Hull FC – Friday | 12:30pm | Sky Sports Main Event & Arena

Lachlan Coote Hull KR
Ryan Hall of Hull KR celebrates his try

Hull KR half-back Mikey Lewis will miss up to two months of action through injury. Rowan Milnes will look to replace Lewis and partner Jordan Abdull in the halves.

Brett Hodgson has made no changes to his Hull squad that was named ahead of last week’s clash with Huddersfield.

Hull KR: Coote, Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Abdull, Parcell, King, Hadley, Linnett, Storton, Litten, Sims, Minchella, Keinhorst, Dagger, Milnesm Maher, Ryan, Wood, Richards, Halton.

FC: Connor, Swift, Tuimavave, Griffin, McIntosh, Reynolds, Gale, Sao, Houghton, Satae, Savelio, Ma’u, Lane, Lovodua, Evans, Fash, McNamara, Brown, Johnstone, Bowden, Vulikijapani.

St Helens v Wigan Warriors – Friday | 3pm | Sky Sports Main Event & Arena

Jonny Lomax St Helens
Jonny Lomax in action for St Helens

There’s just one change for the Super League champions as Curtis Sironen misses out due to suspension. He is replaced by Jake Wingfield.

Regan Grace and Sione Mata’utia are still missing through injury.

For Wigan, Zak Hardaker misses out in the 21-man squad. Abbas Miski and James McDonnell come into Matt Peet’s squad. 

St Helens: Welsby, Makinson, Hopoate, Percival, Lomax, Dodd, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Batchelor, Knowles, Lussick, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Paasi, Wingfield, Bell, Davies, Hurrell, Normal, Royle, Bennison.

Wigan: French, Bibby, Cust, Leuluai, Singleton, Powell, Mago, Isa, Farrell, Bateman, Smithies, Smith, Partington, Havard, Byrne, Shorrocks, Field, Miski, Halsall, McDonnell, O’Neill.

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