Team news: Catalans v Doncaster (Sat)

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

Steve McNamara has rung the changes for this weekend’s clash with Doncaster, while Richard Horne welcomes back three first-team players. 

Catalans have made six changes to the side that won against Hull FC last time out. Jodie Broughton, Micky McIlorum, Mika Simon, Paul Seguier, David Mead and Kenny Edwards all return to the fold, taking the place of Samisoni Langi, Matty Smith, Greg Bird, Sam Kasiano, Remi Casty, Mickael Goudemand.

Richard Horne is without his loanees and dual-registered players this weekend, including Hull FC’s Hakim Miloudi. However, Sam Doherty, Connor Scott and Jordie Hedges all return to their 19-man squad.

Messenger’s money-maker: With a +52.5 handicap, Doncaster are priced at 5/6 to win. 

Catalans’ 19-man squad: Tony Gigot, Jodie Broughton, David Mead, Brayden Wiliame, Micky McIlorum, Sam Moa, Kenny Edwards, Julian Bousquet, Mickael Simon, Benjamin Jullien, Matt Whitley, Alrix Da Costa, Lambert Belmas, Paul Seguier, Lucas Albert, Jason Baitieri, Arthur Romano, Fouad Yaha, Sam Tomkins

Doncaster’s 19-man squad: Kieran Buchanan, Connor Bower, Jason Tali, Sam Doherty, Jordan Howden, Matty Beharrell, Russ Spiers, Kyle Kesik, Ryan Boyle, Brad England, Jordie Hedges, Connor Scott, Brandan Wilkinson, Brandon Douglas, Matty Chrimes, Callum Ogden, Brad Foster, Stefanos Bastas, Thomas Halliday

Catalans are priced at 1/100 to secure a spot in the quarter-finals, whereas Doncaster are 20/1 outsiders to pick up a shock win at the Stade Gilbert Brutus. 

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