Super League: Weekend team news, including Wakefield vs Huddersfield
Last Updated: 05/04/19 5:35pm
Team news for the weekend's Super League clashes, including Wigan's visit to Castleford on Sky Sports Arena from 7pm.
Wakefield vs Huddersfield (Friday, 7.45pm)
Wakefield have second rower Danny Kirmond back from suspension and Max Jowitt is set to deputise on the wing for Bill Tupou, who is ruled out with a groin injury sustained in the win over Salford.
Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford brings in half-back Oliver Russell following his loan spells with Leigh and Batley in the only change to the team that won at London.
Wakefield 19-man squad: Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Brough, Crowther, England, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Horo, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Pauli, Wood.
Huddersfield 19-man squad: McIntosh, McGillvary, Turner, Uate, Gaskell, Frawley, Leeming, Matagi, Mellor, Lawrence, O'Brien, Roberts, Ta'ai, English, Russell, Ikahihifo, Hewitt, Senior, Wardle.
Last season: Huddersfield 40 Wakefield 28, Wakefield 22 Huddersfield 25, Wakefield 22 Huddersfield 4.
Last six league matches: Wakefield WWLWLW Huddersfield LLWLWW.
Top try scorers: Tom Johnstone (Wakefield) 6, Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield) 5.
Top goal scorers: Danny Brough (Wakefield) 36, Lee Gaskell (Huddersfield) 19.
Castleford v Wigan (Friday, 7.45pm, Sky Sports Arena)
Castleford have forwards Nathan Massey and Mitch Clark back from injury, while Tuoyo Egodo and Jacques O'Neill are recalled to help plug the gaps created by the loss of Paul McShane to suspension and Junior Moors and Chris Clarkson to injury.
With Jordan Rankin still carrying a hamstring injury, full-back Calum Turner keeps his spot after receiving a last-minute call against Leeds.
Wigan are boosted by the return of skipper Sean O'Loughlin and have second rower Joe Greenwood back from suspension.
Morgan Smithies keeps his place in Adrian Lam's 19-man squad after making his debut in the nilling of Catalans Dragons.
Castleford 19-man squad: Clare, Clark, Cook, Eden, Egodo, Foster, Holmes, Maher, Massey, Mata'utia, Millington, Milner, Minikin, O'Neill, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Trueman, Turner, Watts.
Wigan 19-man squad: Bullock, Burgess, Byrne, Davies, Flower, Gildart, Greenwood, Hardaker, Isa, Leuluai, Manfredi, Navarrete, O'Loughlin, Partington, Sammut, Sarginson, Shorrocks, Smithies, Williams.
Last season: Castleford 19 Wigan 18, Wigan 28 Castleford 12.
Last six league matches: Castleford WWLWLL Wigan LLLLWW.
Top try scorers: Greg Eden (Castleford) 7; George Williams (Wigan) 5.
Top goal scorers: Paul McShane, Jordan Rankin (Castleford) 12; Zak Hardaker (Wigan) 27.
Warrington vs London Broncos (Friday, 7.45pm)
Warrington are set to give a debut to former London Broncos forward Matt Davis, who has spent the last month on loan with his old club, while front rower Sitaleki Akauola earns a recall.
Outside back Jake Mamo is sidelined with an ankle injury and second rower Jack Hughes is rested.
London are without forward Luke Yates and centre Elliot Kear due to concussion protocol, while loose forward Davis has returned to Warrington following the expiry of his loan spell.
Scrum-half James Cunningham is back in contention, along with Jacob Ogden, Ryan Morgan, Mark Ioane and Will Lovell.
Warrington 19-man squad: Akauola, Atkins, Austin, Charnley, Clark, Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Hill, King, Lineham, Livett, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Tasi, Walker.
London Broncos 19-man squad: Battye, Butler, Cunningham, Davies, Dixon, Fleming, Gee, Ioane, Lovell, Mason, Meadows, Morgan, Ogden, Pelissier, Pitts, Richards, Smith, Walker, Williams.
Last season: No corresponding fixture.
Last six league matches: Warrington WLWWWW London Broncos LWLWLL.
Top try scorers: Josh Charnley (Warrington) 10; Rhys Williams (London Broncos) 5.
Top goal scorers: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) 40; Kieran Dixon (London Broncos) 20.
Catalans Dragons vs St Helens (Saturday, 5pm, Sky Sports Arena)
Catalans coach Steve McNamara welcomes back second rower Benjamin Jullien from a two-match absence in place of an injured Kenny Edwards in the only change to the team that lost at Wigan.
St Helens bring in scrum-half Danny Richardson for his first game of 2019 in place of the injured Theo Fages while centre Mark Percival and forwards James Roby, Alex Walmsley and Zeb Taia all return after sitting out the win over London.
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook misses the trip to France because his partner is due to give birth.
Catalans 19-man squad: Gigot, Wiliame, Tierney, Langi, Smith, Casty, Moa, Bird, Bousquet, Jullien, Whitley, Da Costa, Goudemand, Albert, Baitieri, Romano, Yaha, Kasiano, Tomkins.
St Helens 19-man squad: Lomax, Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace, Richardson, Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, Taia, Paulo, Knowles, Amor, Peyroux, Lees, Ashworth, Smith, Coote, Welsby.
Last season: St Helens 26 Catalans Dragons 12, Catalans Dragons 12 St Helens 21.
Last six league matches: Catalans Dragons LWLWWL St Helens WWWWWW.
Top try scorers: Brayden Wiliame & Fouad Yaha (Catalans Dragons) 4; Regan Grace (St Helens) 7.
Top goal scorers: Sam Tomkins (Catalans Dragons) 18; Lachlan Coote (St Helens) 24.
Salford vs Hull (Sunday, 3pm)
Salford coach Ian Watson welcomes second rower Tyrone McCarthy back from injury while front rower Ben Nakubuwai replaces Adam Lawton.
Hull could give a debut to 18-year-old full-back Connor Wynne while winger Jack Logan is included in Lee Radford's 19-man squad after returning from a loan spell with Toronto.
Assistant coach Gareth Ellis is also back but prop Masi Matongo misses his first game of the season with a shoulder injury.
Salford 19-man squad: Evalds, Chamberlain, Welham, Sau, Bibby, Lui, Dudson, Jones, Griffin, Flanagan, Lussick, Walker, Burke, McCarthy, Nakubuwai, Olpherts, Turgut, Inu, Hastings.
Hull 19-man squad: Faraimo, Tuimavave, Griffin, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Hadley, Minichiello, Westerman, Manu, Lane, Paea, Logan, Litten, Washbrook, Ellis, Savelio, Wynne.
Last season: Hull 45 Salford 14, Salford 24 Hull 8.
Last six league matches: Salford WLWLLL Hull WWWLWL.
Top try scorers: Niall Evalds (Salford) 7; Josh Griffin, Ratu Naulago & Joe Westerman (Hull) 4.
Top goal scorers: Ken Sio (Salford) 13; Marc Sneyd (Hull) 24.