Super League semi-finals: This week’s squad news

Drew Darbyshire
Sam Tomkins, Lachlan Coote and Ryan Hall

Catalans' Sam Tomkins (left), St Helens full-back Lachlan Coote (centre) and Hull KR winger Ryan Hall (right)

Here are the 21-man squads for this week’s Super League semi-finals…

Catalans v Hull KR (Thursday, 7:45pm, Sky Sports Arena)

Ryan Hall is back in the Hull KR squad

Sam Tomkins has been named in Steve McNamara’s Catalans squad for Thursday’s clash with Hull KR despite the England full-back suffering damaged knee ligaments in the final game of the regular season at Wigan.

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Ryan Hall returns to the Hull KR squad in preparation for Thursday’s Super League semi-finals clash while Rowan Milnes drops out after sustaining a chest injury against Warrington.

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Catalans: Mourgue, Davies, Langi, Whare, Yaha, Maloney, Drinkwater, Dudson, McIlorum, Bousquet, Whitley, McMeeken, Garcia, Jullien, Goudemand, Laguerre, J Tomkins, Chan, Kasiano, S Tomkins, Dezaria.

Hull KR: Crooks, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Abdull, Vete, Sims, Takairangi, Linnett, Litten, Lawler, King, Storton, Dagger, Lewis, Keyes, Maher, Johnson, Mustapha, Tate, Whur, Keinhorst.

St Helens v Leeds (Friday, 7:45pm, Sky Sports Arena)

Lachlan Coote is set to return for Saints

St Helens welcome back the big guns for Friday’s semi-final, with Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, James Roby, Morgan Knowles and Joe Batchelor all returning. Sione Mata’utia is also fit and returns for Saints whilst Agnatius Paasi has served his suspension.

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Leeds coach Richard Agar has named an unchanged 21-man squad. Alex Mellor, King Vuniyayawa, Jack Broadbent and Morgan Gannon have been named as well as the 17 who beat Wigan last week.

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St Helens: Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace, Lomax, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Thompson, Knowles, Mata’utia, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Amor, Paasi, Welsby, Smith, Batchelor, Dodd, Wingfield, Davies.

Leeds: T Briscoe, Newman, Hurrell, Handley, Lui, Oledzki, Leeming, Prior, Mellor, Martin, Tetevano, Dwyer, Myler, Smith, Holroyd, Vuniyayawa, Thompson, L Briscoe, Donaldson, Broadbent, Gannon.