Team news and perspectives in a Round 29 ahead of Friday’s four non-televised matches of Super League.
Simon Woolford understands when they sponsor Catalans Dragons on Friday 22, Huddersfield Giants still face the identical scenario.
Victory on the side will guarantee that the Giants’ Super League position for 2020, as was the situation when they headed into St Helens.
The League Leaders’ Shield winners was too strong for Huddersfield that night, running 48-6 winners , and head trainer Woolford is completely conscious of what’s at stake because of his side.
“Nothing changes for us,” Woolford said. “We must win if we do this we are safe.
“We knew that it was going to be a hard night (against St Helens) and also plenty of things would need to move our way.
“There was some motive there early on, but Saints felt some disappointing tries which were brought on by us becoming our numbers wrong.”
Aaron Murphy, oliver Roberts and Matt Frawley return to Woolford’s 19-man squad after missing the match.
Whereas Tom Holmes and Sam Hewitt would be Michael Lawrence is ruled out with an ankle injury.
The Dragons head to the John Smith’s Stadium having won both of their previous meetings with Huddersfield this season, triumphing once they seen Yorkshire in July and.
The side of steve McNamara are currently aiming to end the season on a high after falling with three defeats, and will probably complete seventh whatever the consequence of this game and Friday’s other matches.
Head coach McNamara includes Benjamin Garcia back from suspension, while Arthur Mourgue is set for his first appearance of the year after being contained in Catalans’ 19-man squad.
Huddersfield Giants 19-man squad: Darnell McIntosh, Jermaine McGillvary, Lee Gaskell, Matt Frawley, Paul Clough, Kruise Leeming, Suaia Matagi, Aaron Murphy, Alex Mellor, Adam O’Brien, Oliver Roberts, Ukuma Ta’ai, Jake Wardle, Sebastine Ikahihifo, Adam Walne, Louis Senior, Jon Luke Kirby, Oliver Wilson, Chester Butler
Catalans Dragons 19-man team: Brayden Wiliame, Lewis Tierney, Samisoni Langi, Micky McIlorum, Benjamin Garcia, Greg Bird, Julian Bousquet, Mickael Simon, Benjamin Julien, Alrix da Costa, Mickael Goudemand, Lambert Belmas, Lucas Albert, Antoni Maria, Jason Baitieri, Arthur Romano, Arthur Mourgue, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins
Jimmy Keinhorst is to Salford Red Devils off outside of Hull Kingston Rovers’ game .
Keinhorst sustained the injury in last Friday’s 20-16 defeat at home to London Broncos, which abandoned them both fighting it out to prevent relegation.
Head coach Tony Smith has a near-full squad, although the game was a one for Rovers even without Keinhorst needing off.
“The injuries were disruptive but that is one of the huge challenges of sport, particularly a physical game like ours,” Smith stated.
“It surely put big pressure on a few of the big men because a number of them had to perform longer intervals on the area, but we’ll fire up and do everything we can to put in a fantastic performance.”
Dean Hadley is back from injury, although joel Tomkins is ruled out for the visitors as well following an appeal from his suspension collapsed. George Lawler and adam Quinlan return to the squad Also.
This match marks the season Salford and Hull KR have fulfilled with this season, with one win each in Super League and the Robins if they met at the Challenge Cup in 43, coming out at the top in the AJ Bell Stadium.
The Red Devils are battling to secure as high of a finish ahead of the play-offs, using booked their place with a victory away to Leeds Rhinos week.
Head coach Ian Watson, that recalls Ryan Lannon and Adam Lawton into his squad, is now currently aiming to extend the winning run of Salford to eight games before their play-offs as well.
“For us, it’s about carrying it out every week,” Watson said. “We don’t fear playing any group.
“We’ve got the mentality to be able to win big games. The thing was that the defence. If we want to be a high team we have to demonstrate resilience.”
Salford Red Devils 19-man squad: Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Jake Bibby, Lee Mossop, Josh Wood, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Joey Lussick, Adam Walker, Greg Burke, Ben Nakubuwai, Logan Tomkins, Ken Sio, Adam Lawton, Krisnan Inu, Ryan Lannon, Tui Lolohea, Jackson Hastings, Josh Johnson
Hull KR 19-man group: Adam Quinlan, Craig Hall, Ben Crooks, Ryan Shaw, Danny McGuire, Robbie Mulhern, Mose Masoe, Weller Hauraki, Mitch Garbutt, Chris Atkin, Danny Addy, George Lawler, Kane Linnett, Josh Drinkwater, Will Dagger, Daniel Murray, Matt Parcell, Dean Hadley, Kyle Trout
Lee Radford is frustrated Hull FC’s fate is outside of their very own hands as they prepare to complete the season.
Last Thursday’s 44-12 defeat to Castleford Tigers watched Whites and the Black miss out on stealing a march on their rivals before Round 29.
As a result, success for Castleford off to Wigan Warriors Thursday would imply Hull cannot qualify for the five nevertheless they function against Saints, far to go trainer Radford’s displeasure.
“We have had three shots in confirming our place in the play-offs today, but it’s become the identical outcome each time now,” Radford said.
“In case you don’t learn from the mistakes in this particular sport, you are always going to be at the exact identical place”
Radford has Andre Savelio rear into his 19-man squad to the game together with Jordan Lane.
Hull would have to become only the third group to conquer St Helens this season if they are still in with a chance of creating the play-offs, having lost 40-12 and 62-16 in 2019 in their two encounters with the League Leaders’ Shield winners.
Saints head coach Justin Holbrook, who recalls Joseph Paulo into his squad isn’t currently underestimating their opponents.
“They are playing to get into the play-offs, so it will be a difficult game for us,” Holbrook said. “We are aware of what they’re able to and we’re likely to do a fantastic job of attempting to nullify that.”
Hull FC 19-man team: Jamie Shaul, Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Josh Bowden, Mark Minichiello, Jake Connor, Masi Matongo, Brad Fash, Jordan Lane, Mickey Paea, Ratu Naulago, Gareth Ellis, Andre Savelio, Tevita Satae
St Helens 19-man squad: Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Zeb Taia, Joseph Paulo, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Morgan Knowles, Kyle Amor, Dom Peyroux, Jack Ashworth, James Bentley, Lachlan Coote, Matty Costello.
Steve Price is intending to build a return to winning ways in Super League as Warrington Wolves bidding to guarantee a high finish before the play-offs.
Last Friday’s 23-16 win at home to Wakefield Trinity ended a run of six straight losses in Super League for the Challenge Cup winners.
The Wolves are now third in the table going into the regular season and head coach Cost believes last week’s triumph has renewed the assurance in his squad’s final round.
“We have a lot of confidence and belief following the Challenge Cup win, but it was about getting back to winning ways from Super League,” Price explained.
“We played some really good attacking football particularly in that 40 minutes and we made a lot of ruck speed.
“The boys are in really good spirits right now and we came out of the match with no injuries which is the main thing.”
With Ben Westwood and Jack Hughes substituting Lama Tasi and Harvey Livett price has made only two changes to his group.
Leeds, who had been beaten are set to hand a debut.
At the other end of this scale, Jamie Jones-Buchanan is set to create what’s going to be his final appearance for his hometown club and will captain the side.
Frequent Leeds skipper Trent Merrin is missing due to a rib injury suffered in last week’s loss to Salford, whereas Brett Ferres and Ava Seumanufagai have had surgery to clean long standing accidents.
Brad Singleton adam Cuthbertson along with Nathaniel Peteru come back to head the 19-man squad within their absence of coach Richard Agar.
Leeds Rhinos 19-man team: Jack Walker, Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley, Richie Myler, Adam Cuthbertson, Brad Singleton, Stevie Ward, Brad Dwyer, Liam Sutcliffe, Nathaniel Peteru, Mikolaj Oledzki, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Cameron Smith, Luke Briscoe, James Donaldson, Harry Newman, Corey Johnson, Shaun Lunt, Robert Lui, Rhyse Martin
Warrington Wolves 19-man group: Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Bryson Goodwin, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Jake Mamo, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Matty Smith, Ben Westwood