Super League Round 12: Team news, kick-off times & TV coverage

Jai Field Wigan Warriors Man of Steel Super League
Wigan will rest Jai Field this week

Here is everything you need to know about Round 12 in Super League, including team news, kick-off times and television coverage.

Huddersfield v Wigan | Thursday | 8pm | Sky Sports Arena & Mix

Chris Hill Huddersfield Giants
Chris Hill of Huddersfield will be rested this week

Huddersfield coach Ian Watson will rest a number of his first team players for Thursday’s dress rehearsal of the Challenge Cup final in Round 12 of Super League. Jermaine McGillvary, Chris Hill, Josh Jones (suspended), Chris McQueen and Sebastine Ikahihifo are not included for this week’s match.

Matty English, Louis Senior, Ollie Roberts, Nathan Mason and Sam Hewitt come in for the Giants.

Wigan coach Matt Peet has made five changes to his squad that beat St Helens in the Challenge Cup semi-finals at Elland Road last Saturday. Peet will rest Liam Marshall, John Bateman, Morgan Smithies, Liam Byrne and Jai Field.

Umyla Hanley, Matty Nicholson, Logan Astley and Jack Bibby come into the squad as well as the inclusion of Willie Isa, who was a late omission from last week’s squad.

James McDonnell, who has impressed in the Championship whilst on loan at Leigh, has been included in Peet’s squad.

Huddersfield: Wardle, Leutele, Golding, Lolohea, Fages, Levi, Lawrence, Yates, English, Greenwood, Trout, O’Brien, Wilson, Cudjoe, L Senior, Russell, Roberts, I Senior, Mason, Ashworth, Hewitt.

Wigan: French, Jake Bibby, Thornley, Cust, Singleton, Mago, Isa, Farrell, Ellis, Smith, Partington, Havard, Shorrocks, Miski, Halsall, McDonnell, Hanley, O’Neill, Nicholson, Astley, Jack Bibby.

St Helens v Hull | Friday | 8pm | Sky Sports Arena

Luke Gale Hull FC
Luke Gale is back for Hull

Regan Grace is again the main Saints absentee with boss Kristian Woolf making two changes to his squad from last weekend’s Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Wigan. Welsh winger Grace was included for that tie, but played no part, and now drops out of the squad once more being replaced by James Bell who himself has completed a two-match suspension.

Elsewhere, young winger Jumah Sambou comes in for veteran Kyle Amor while Jonny Lomax is again included having come through last weekend’s match unscathed.

Brett Hodgson meanwhile makes four changes to his Hull squad from their last outing against Toulouse back in April.

Having had a two-week break from match action, both Luke Gale and Josh Reynolds are back in the fold after completing their respective suspensions. On the injury front, Adam Swift and Josh Griffin have also both recovered.

Going the other way, Fijian prop Kane Evans misses out having picked up a pectoral strain while the Black and Whites also see three youngsters – Harvey Barron, Denive Balmfoth and Davy Litten – all drop out of their 21.

St Helens: Welsby, Makinson, Percival, Lomax, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Mata’utia, Batchelor, Knowles, Lussick, LMS, Sironen, Paasi, Wingfield, Bell, Simm, Davies, Hurrell, Norman, Sambou.

Hull: Connor, Swift, Tuimavave, Griffin, McIntosh, Reynolds, Gale, Sao, Houghton, Satae, Ma’u, Lane, Lovodua, Fash, Brown, Johnstone, Bowden, Wynne, Hookem, Shaul, Taylor

Catalans v Warrington | Saturday | 5pm UK | Sky Sports Main Event & Arena

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Sam Tomkins returns for the Dragons

Steve McNamara’s Dragons are boosted by the welcome return of Sam Tomkins for their Round 12 meeting with the Wolves. Fullback Tomkins fractured his fibula and has been out of action for four weeks, but is now raring to go oncemore.

He returns to the squad alongside second-rower Joe Chan while four Catalans players – Josh Drinkwater, Mike McMeeken, Samisoni Langi and Dean Whare – miss the game through injury.

In the opposition camp, the big news is that Stefan Ratchford returns. Aiming to get back into the top six this weekend, Wire have been without their full-back for the last two games through a quad injury, beating Huddersfield before losing to Wigan.

While he returns for the trip to the South of France, teammate Gareth Widdop doesn’t. It isn’t yet known when the 33-year-old will return, currently sidelined with what was reported as a glute injury.

Catalans: Mourgue, Davies, Yaha, Pearce, Dudson, McIlorum, Bousquet, Whitley, Garcia, Da Costa, Jullien, Seguier, Goudemand, Laguerre, Romano, May, Napa, Dezaria, Chan, Kasiano, Tomkins

Warrington: Ashton, Bullock, Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Dean, Holmes, King, Longstaff, Magoulias, Mata’utia, Mulhern, Philbin, Ratchford, Thewlis, Walker, Williams, Wrench.

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Toulouse v Wakefield | Sunday | 2:30pm

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Daniel Alvaro has recently joined Toulouse

New signing Daniel Alvaro could make his Toulouse debut in a Super League crunch clash against fellow strugglers Wakefield. The Italy international has made more than 100 appearances in the NRL for Parramatta Eels and St George Illawarra Dragons.

Wakefield will be without captain Jacob Miller for their trip to the south of France. New signing Rob Butler could make his debut, whilst Scotland international Liam Hood returns from injury.

Toulouse: Jussaume, Marcon, Albert, Navarrete, White, Hanen, Dixon, Marion, Pelissier, Puech, Garbutt, Cunningham, Bergal, Hankinson, Springer, Sangare, Russell, Ashall-Bott, Stefani, Gigot, Alvaro.

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

Salford v Leeds | Sunday | 3pm

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Zak Hardaker in Leeds training | Photo: Phil Daly/Leeds Rhinos/SWpix

Salford could welcome back Ryan Brierley, Tim Lafai, Joe Burgess, Marc Sneyd and Elijah Taylor for Sunday’s Super League home match against Leeds.

Zak Hardaker could make his second debut for Leeds after being given the all-clear by the specialists. It will be Rohan Smith’s first game as Rhinos head coach since arriving in England.

Tom Holroyd, Richie Myler, David Fusitu’a, James Bentley and Zane Tetevano could all return for the Rhinos.

Salford: Brierley, Sio, Watkins, Lafai, Burgess, Croft, Sneyd, Akauola, Ackers, Taylor, Addy, Vuniyayawa, Lannon, Livett, Atkin, Ormondroyd, Costello, Escare, Luckley, Bourouh, Cross.

Leeds: Fusitu’a, Handley, Austin, Oledzki, Leeming, Bentley, Martin, Tetevano, Dwyer, Myler, Smith, Holroyd, Thompson, Walters, Broadbent, O’Connor, Donaldson, Mustapha, Simpson, Sinfield, Hardaker.

Castleford v Hull KR | Sunday | 3:30pm

Lachlan Coote Hull KR
Lachlan Coote is back for Hull KR

Castleford coach Lee Radford has made two changes to his squad. Greg Eden and Cheyse Blair come in for James Clare and Sam Hall for Round 12 of Super League.

Hull KR have been without Jordan Abdull, who has all but been ruled out for the season with a quad tear. Scotland international Kane Linnett also requires surgery on his torn bicep. Lachlan Coote and and Frankie Halton are back for the Robins this week.

Castleford: Olpherts, Mamo, Trueman, Richardson, Watts, McShane, Lawler, Edwards, Milner, Westerman, Massey, Griffin, Fonua, Smith, Eden, Blair, Matagi, Hampshire, Martin, O’Brien, Qareqare.

Hull KR: Coote, Crooks, Takairangi, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Parcell, King, Hadley, Storton, Litten, Johnson, Sims, Minchella, Keinhorst, Dagger, Milnes, Maher, Ryan, Richards, Halton.

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