Wigan welcome back four starting players; Castleford missing Trueman

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Wigan will welcome back Sean O’Loughlin, Ben Flower, Tommy Leuluai and Sam Tomkins on Friday, but Castleford will be without Jake Trueman.

Shaun Wane has made three changes to his Wigan Warriors side that beat Hull FC last week. O’Loughlin, Leuluai and Flower come into the side, while Tomkins is expected to return after being rested. Liam Farrell, who was brought into Wigan’s squad late last week, retains his place in the side.

Josh Woods, Craig Mullen and Callum Field drop out of Wigan’s squad.

Castleford Tigers coach Daryl Powell has made changes to his outfit that lost to St Helens last week. Matt Cook, Greg Eden, Mike McMeeken and Michael Shenton come back into the side.

Oliver Holmes is also expected to return and the five aforementioned players replace Trueman, Jamie Ellis, Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e and Will Maher.

The Super League semi-final takes place at the DW Stadium on Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

Warriors 19-man squad: John Bateman, Tony Clubb, Tom Davies, Morgan Escare, Liam Farrell, Ben Flower, Oliver Gildart, Joe Greenwood, Gabe Hamlin, Tommy Leuluai, Dom Manfredi, Romain Navarrete, Sean O’Loughlin, Sam Powell, Dan Sarginson, Ryan Sutton, Taulima Tautai, Sam Tomkins, George Williams.

Tigers 19-man squad: James Clare, Mitch Clark, Matt Cook, Greg Eden, Luke Gale, Oliver Holmes, Nathan Massey, Peter Mata’utia, Mike McMeeken, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Adam Milner, Greg Minikin, Ben Roberts, Jesse Sene-Lefao, Michael Shenton, Joe Wardle, Liam Watts, Jake Webster.

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