Round 16 preview

23 Jun 2022

Round 16 preview

Betfred Super League kicks off with a huge double header as both St Helens women's & men's team take on Leeds Rhinos women's & men's live on Sky Sports from 5.30pm!

Thursday 23 June

St Helens v Leeds Rhinos (20.00) - Sky Sports Main Event & Arena

Kristian Woolf makes just one change to his squad following St Helens' Round 15 win against Hull KR. James Bell picked up a one-match suspension in that game and drops out this week - he is replaced by Josh Simm.

Jonny Lomax and Morgan Knowles are both available for the Saints after overcoming injuries which kept them out of the England squad last weekend.

The Rhinos are boosted by the return of several stars ahead of Thursday's trip to St Helens. Aidan Sezer is available after recovering from long-term injury, as is Kruise Leeming who missed Round 15 through illness. James Bentley is also included following the completion of his latest suspension.

St Helens: Jack Welsby, Tommy Makinson, Will Hopoate, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles, Joey Lussick, Curtis Sironen, Agnatius Paasi, Jake Wingfield, Josh Simm, Ben Davies, Konrad Hurrell, Dan Norman, Sam Royle, Jon Bennison, Dan Hill.

Leeds Rhinos: David Fusitu'a, Harry Newman, Liam Sutcliffe, Ash Handley, Blake Austin, Aidan Sezer, Mikolaj Oledzki, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, James Bentley, Rhyse Martin, Zane Tetevano, Brad Dwyer, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith, Bodene Thompson, Sam Walters, Jarrod O'Connor, James Donaldson, Max Simpson, Zak Hardaker.

Friday 24 June

Warrington Wolves v Hull FC (20.00) - Sky Sports Arena

James Harrison is included in Warrington's 21-man squad for the first time since joining the club during the off-season after recovering from an ACL injury. 

Peter Mata'utia returns to the squad following the completion of his suspension, whilst Thomas Mikaele is set to make his home debut. Kyle Amor misses out with a minor muscle injury. 

Carlos Tuimavave drops out of the Hull FC squad after it was revealed he suffered a season-ending Achilles injury. Jordan Johnstone also misses out through injury. 

Scott Taylor returns to the Black & Whites after completing his one-match suspension and Josh Reynolds has played his final game in a Hull FC shirt after being released from the club with immediate effect this week.

Warrington Wolves: Matty Ashton, Joe Bullock, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, James Harrison, Oliver Holmes, Toby King, Ellis Longstaff, Peter Mata’utia, Thomas Mikaele, Robbie Mulhern, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker, Gareth Widdop, George Williams, Connor Wrench.

Hull FC: Adam Swift, Josh Griffin, Darnell McIntosh, Luke Gale, Ligi Sao, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Manu Ma’u, Jordan Lane, Joe Lovodua, Kane Evans, Brad Fash, Jack Brown, Connor Wynne, Cameron Scott, Mitieli Vulikijapani, Jacob Hookem, Aidan Burrell, Jamie Shaul, Scott Taylor, Davy Litten.

Wigan Warriors v Toulouse Olympique (20.00) - DW Stadium

Wigan make just one change to the squad that beat Salford in Round 15. Kai Pearce-Paul returns to the Warriors squad for the first time since March after recovering from a ligament injury - he replaces Matty Nicholson.

Guy Armitage and Joe Bretherton return to the Toulouse squad after recovering from their respective injuries. Lambert Belmas could also feature for the first time since moving to the club from Catalans.

Sylvain Houles will be without Ilias Bergal and Romain Navarrete through injury.

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French, Jake Bibby, Liam Marshall, Thomas Leuluai, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell, Patrick Mago, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, John Bateman, Kaide Ellis, Harry Smith, Oliver Partington, Ethan Havard, Liam Byrne, Kai Pearce-Paul, Joe Shorrocks, Jai Field, Abbas Miski, Sam Halsall, Brad O'Neill. 

Toulouse Olympique: Latrell Schaumkel, Mathieu Jussaume, Paul Marcon, Corey Norman, Lucas Albert, Harrison Hansen, Andrew Dixon, Dominique Peyroux, Anthony Marion, Eloi Pelissier, Maxime Puech, Joseph Bretherton, Chris Hankinson, Guy Armitage, Matty Russell, Olly Ashall-Bott, Nathan Peats, Lambert Belmas, Maxime Stefani, Tony Gigot, Daniel Alvaro. 

Sunday 26 June

Salford Red Devils v Wakefield Trinity (15.00) - AJ Bell Stadium

Salford Red Devils: TBC

Wakefield Trinity: TBC

Hull KR v Huddersfield Giants (15.15) - Sky Sports Arena

Hull KR's Luis Johnson is unavailable after rupturing his pec against St Helens in Round 15. He is set to miss the next 12 weeks of action.

Hull KR: TBC

Huddersfield Giants: TBC

Castleford Tigers v Catalans Dragons (15.30) - Mend-A-Hose Jungle

Alex Mellor could make his Castleford debut this weekend after completing his move to the club from Leeds this week.

Catalans will be without Arthur Mourgue and Jordan Dezaria on Sunday - the pair picked up injuries whilst on international duty for France last weekend.

Castleford Tigers: TBC

Catalans Dragons: TBC