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Widnes

  • Phelps, Winterstein (2), Flynn, Owens (2),
    Goals: Owens (4),
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  • Taia, Duport, Larroyer, Escare (3),
    Goals: Mounis (2), Dureau (2),
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Super League match preview: Widnes Vikings v Catalans Dragons

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Widnes Vikings host Catalan Dragons at the Stobart Stadium on Sunday looking for a first victory over the French side.

Vikings head coach Denis Betts has made two changes to his squad in a bid secure a change of fortunes against the Dragons having lost all four previous meetings between the sides.

Winger Willie Isa and prop Adam Lawton are both included in the match-day party at the expense of full-back Danny Craven and stand-off Grant Gore.

Having won just one of their last five matches, the Vikings will be eager to find form but hooker Lloyd White recognises the danger of the opposition.

"I think you look throughout the Catalan team and there isn't any one player that you can pick out individually," he said. "They've obviously got their stars that do shine for them such as Scott Dureau, Leon Pryce, Steve Menzies, but they're playing really well as a team by doing what they do week in week out."

Changes

Meanwhile, Dragons head coach Laurent Frayssinous has been forced to make changes to the squad which beat London Broncos 46-18 at the Magic Weekend.

Injuries sustained by Louis Anderson, Julian Bousquet and Lopini Paea at the Etihad Stadium last weekend mean there will be a trio of changes.

Jean-Philippe Baile and Antoni Maria return to the squad while 20-year-old Thibaut Margalet is called into the squad for the first time and could make his Super League debut.

The Dragons head into the clash having won three of their last five matches leaving them fifth in the Super League table, only eight adrift of leader Wigan Warriors.

A third successive victory could see the Dragons put pressure on the teams ahead while a Widnes win could see the Vikings put distance between themselves and the bottom three.

Vikings: Allen, K. Brown, Clarke, Dean, Flynn, Hanbury, Isa, Joseph, Kavanagh, Lawton, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, O'Carroll, Owens, Phelps, Pickersgill, Winterstein, White.

Dragons: Pryce, Taia, Bosc, Dureau, Henderson, Casty, Menzies, Mounis, Maria, Pelissier, Larroyer, Millard, Simon, Fakir, Duport, Vaccari, Baile, Escare, Margalet.

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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
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Thursday 5th February
20:00Widnes vs Wigan
Friday 6th February
20:00St Helens vs Catalans Dragons
Sunday 8th February
15:00Huddersfield vs Hull
15:00Warrington vs Salford
15:00Hull K R vs Leeds
15:30Castleford vs Wakefield
Thursday 12th February
20:00Salford vs St Helens
Friday 13th February
20:00Hull vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Widnes
20:00Wigan vs Huddersfield
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalans Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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