Super 8s Qualifiers team news: Ben Currie ruled out for Warrington Wolves
Last Updated: 04/08/17 12:52pm
Team news ahead of the weekend's Qualifiers fixtures where Widnes face Super League rivals Warrington and Leigh face Championship side Featherstone.
Widnes Vikings v Warrington Wolves (Friday- 8.00pm)
Back-rower Ben Currie misses out for Warrington after he suffered another knee injury when the sides met a fortnight ago in just his second game back after a 10-month lay-off.
Captain Chris Hill is set to return after recovering from a hamstring problem while prop Dom Crosby is expected to make his comeback, but Ben Westwood completes his ban and Joe Westerman, Kurt Gidley and Ben Pomeroy are still injured.
Widnes have a much-changed side from the one beaten at Warrington last month, with Rangi Chase, Chris Bridge, Danny Craven, Rhys Hanbury, Chris Houston, Lloyd White, Manase Manuokafoa and Jack Buchanan all returning.
Widnes: Chris Bridge, Jack Buchanan, Greg Burke, Hep Cahill, Jay Chapelhow, Rangi Chase, Danny Craven, Gil Dudson, Rhys Hanbury, Chris Houston, Jordan Johnstone, Manase Manuokafoa, Stefan Marsh, Joe Mellor, Tom Olbison, Charly Runciman, Corey Thompson, Lloyd White, Matt Whitley.
Warrington: Ryan Atkins, Kevin Brown, Daryl Clark, Mike Cooper, Dominic Crosby, Brad Dwyer, Peta Hiku, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Benjamin Jullien, George King, Tom Lineham, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Russell, Andre Savelio, Ashton Sims, Morgan Smith.
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Featherstone Rovers v Leigh Centurions (Saturday- 3.15pm, Sky Sports Action)
Connor Farrell is set to make his Featherstone debut after joining from Wigan last week while fellow forward John Davies has overcome injury to feature. Jason Walton, Kyran Johnson and Chris Ulugia miss out.
Matty Fleming, Liam Hood, Sam Hopkins, Ben Reynolds and Glenn Stewart all return for Leigh but they have lost centre Ben Crooks and prop Gareth Hock to injury.
Featherstone: Andrew Bostock, Anthony Thackeray, Brad Tagg, Connor Farrell, Daniel Igbinedion, Darrell Griffin, Frankie Mariano, Ian Hardman, James Lockwood, John Davies, Josh Hardcastle, Keal Carlile, Kyle Briggs, Luke Briscoe, Matty Wildie, Misi Taulapapa, Richard Moore, Sam Brooks, Scott Turner.
Leigh: Antoni Maria, Atelea Vea, Ben Reynolds, Cory Paterson, Daniel Mortimer, Danny Tickle, Glenn Stewart, Greg Richards, Greg McNally, Harrison Hansen, Josh Drinkwater, Lachlan Burr, Liam Hood, Matthew Fleming, Matthew Dawson, Micky Higham, Mitch Brown, Samisoni Langi, Sam Hopkins.
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Catalans Dragons v London Broncos (Saturday- 5.15pm, Sky Sports Action)
Catalans welcome back Brayden Wiliame, Luke Walsh, Remi Casty and Iain Thornley, with Vincent Duport and Fouad Yaha dropping out of the squad.
William Barthau, Ben Evans and Matt Gee return for London but they will be without second-rower Daniel Harrison.
Catalans: Krisnan Inu, Brayden Wiliame, Luke Walsh, Richie Myler, Sam Moa, Paul Aiton, Remi Casty, Louis Anderson, Justin Horo, Greg Bird, Julian Bousquet, Ben Garcia, Jason Baitieri, Iain Thornley, Lucas Albert, Thibaud Margalet, Romain Navarrete, Lewis Tierney.
London: Andy Ackers, William Barthau, Eddie Battye, John Boudebza, Michael Channing, Matt Davis, Ben Evans, Matt Gee, Ben Hellewell, Mark Ioane, Elliot Kear, Jay Pitts, Api Pewhairangi, Junior Roqica, Jarrod Sammut, Tom Spencer, Alex Walker, Sam Wilde, Rhys Williams.
Hull KR v Halifax (Sunday- 3.00pm)
Rovers head coach Tim Sheens faces a selection dilemma with only forward James Donaldson (knee) and half-back Jordan Abdull (foot) sidelined by injury.
Former St Helens prop Mose Masoe could make his Hull KR debut after arriving in England this week.
Halifax could give a debut to on-loan Wakefield prop Frazer Morris. Fax head coach Richard Marshall will hope to field the bulk of the side that defeated the Robins in the final game of the regular season.
Hull KR: TBA