Super League squad news: Taylor, Kasiano, Farrell & Gale return this week

Scott Taylor is set to return for Hull

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

St Helens v Castleford (Thursday, 7:45pm, Sky Sports Arena)

James Bentley is set to return for St Helens this week

St Helens forward James Bentley is set to return from a lengthy injury lay-off against Castleford on Thursday. The Ireland international has not featured since breaking his leg in their win over Leigh back in April. Prop Matty Lees has also completed his return to play protocols following his head injury against Hull and returns to the squad, but England international Morgan Knowles misses out.

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has made three changes to his squad that won at Leeds last week. Liam Watts, Cheyse Blair and George Griffin are all back in contention.

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

Castleford: Evalds, Olpherts, Mata’utia, Richardson, Watts, McShane, Millington, Holmes, Blair, Milner, Massey, Griffin, Hepi, Clare, Sene-Lefao, Smith, Eden, Matagi, Turner, Bienek, O’Brien.

Catalans v Hull (Friday, 6:15pm)

Catalans will welcome back Sam Kasiano

Catalans are set to welcome back Tom Davies, Josh Drinkwater, Julian Bousquet and Sam Kasiano for Friday’s match.

Scott Taylor is named in the Hull squad for the first time in several months after recovering from his foot injury he sustained in April.

Catalans: Mourgue, Davies, Langi, Whare, Yaha, Maloney, Drinkwater, Dudson, McIlorum, Bousquet, McMeeken, Goudemand, Laguerre, Le Cam, Cozza, Chan, Kasiano, S Tomkins, Dezaria, Rouge, Franco.

Hull: Faraimo, Tuimavave, Reynolds, Taylor, Houghton, Ma’u, Sao, Cator, Lane, Fash, McNamara, Brown, Swift, Bowden, Scott, Walker, Hookem, Speed, Wallis.

Salford v Huddersfield (Friday, 7:30pm)

Huddersfield centre Ricky Leutele is back this week

Huddersfield duo Ricky Leutele and Jack Cogger return for Friday’s trip to Salford.

Salford: TBA

Huddersfield: Golding, McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Leutele, Yates, Jones, English, Greenwood, Cogger, Wilson, Cudjoe, Senior, Trout, Wood, Hewitt, Ashall-Bott, Pryce, Peteru, Peats, Roby.

Hull KR v Wigan (Friday, 7:45pm, Sky Sports Arena)

Wigan forward Liam Farrell returns

Hull KR coach Tony Smith has made two changes to his squad that beat Leigh on Sunday. Ethan Ryan and Jimmy Keinhorst replace Mikey Lewis (concussion) and Dean Hadley (shoulder).

Wigan forward Liam Farrell returns to the 21-man squad for Friday’s match at Hull KR.

Hull KR: Crooks, Minikin, Kenny-Dowall, Hall, Vete, Parcell, Sims, Takairangi, Linnett, Litten, Lawler, King, Storton, Ryan, Keyes, Milnes, Maher, Johnson, Mustapha, Tate, Keinhorst.

Wigan: Hardaker, Gildart, Marshall, Field, Powell, Bullock, Isa, Farrell, Bateman, Smithies, Clubb, Byrne, Smith, Havard, Bibby, Clark, Shorrocks, Pearce-Paul, Hanley, Hastings, Bourouh.

Leigh v Leeds (Friday, 8pm)

Luke Gale returns for Leeds

Leigh forwards Rob Butler and Jack Ashworth are still serving their suspensions and will be unavailable for Friday’s game.

Luke Gale returns after his one-match ban and could play alongside Rob Lui for the first time this season after the half-back made his return from injury last week.

Leigh: Russell, Thornley, Sa’u, Mellor, Flower, Hood, Ioane, Hellewell, Thompson, Bell, Gerrard, Ellis, Gee, Mason, Sidlow, Mullen, Brand, Elliot, Eaves, Foster, Logan.

Leeds: T Briscoe, Newman, Hurrell, Handley, Lui, Gale, Leeming, Martin, Tetevano, Dwyer, L Sutcliffe, Myler, Smith, Holroyd, Thompson, Walters, L Briscoe, Donaldson, O’Connor, Edwards, Gannon.

Wakefield v Warrington (Sunday, 3pm)

Wakefield: TBA

Warrington: TBA

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  1. This has to be Wigan’s worst side ever only interested in the forwards boring bash tactics to win again no wonder fans are leaving the game that could be so good to watch the game is done with well done Hull kr for playing attractive rugby that will bring the fans back

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