Round 21 preview

28 Jul 2022

Round 21 preview

Thursday 28 July

Wigan Warriors v Hull KR (20.00) - Sky Sports Arena

Wigan remain unchanged following their Round 20 defeat at Leeds last week. However, Matt Peet revealed in his press conference earlier this week that changes would be made to his final 17-man squad ahead of their clash with Hull KR on Thursday Night.

Injuries and suspensions continue to decimate the Hull KR squad with Danny McGuire this week naming a 20-man squad. Mikey Lewis, Ryan Hall and Jimmy Keinhorst all drop out after picking up injuries against Warrington last week, whilst Korbin Sims is unavailable through suspension.

Youngsters Connor Moore, Zach Fishwick, Harvey Moore and Connor Barley all link up with the Robins squad. 

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French, Jake Bibby, Liam Marshall, Cade Cust, Sam Powell, Patrick Mago, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Morgan Smithies, Kaide Ellis, Harry Smith, Oliver Partington, Ethan Havard, Liam Byrne, Kai Pearce-Paul, Joe Shorrocks, Jai Field, Abbas Miski, Sam Halsall, Brad O'Neill, Mike Cooper.

Hull KR: Lachlan Coote, Ben Crooks, Matt Parcell, George King, Jez Litten, Elliot Minchella, Jimmy Keinhorst, Will Dagger, Rowan Milnes, Will Maher, Ethan Ryan, Sam Wood, Greg Richards, Will Tate, Phoenix Laulu-Togaga’e, Charlie Cavanaugh, Connor Moore, Sam Royle, Harvey Moore, Connor Barley.

Friday 29 July

Toulouse Olympique v Hull FC (19.00 UK) - Stade Ernest Wallon

Daniel Alvaro picked up a one-match suspension following Toulouse's Round 20 defeat against Salford and will miss Friday's clash with Hull FC. Latrell Schaumkel also drops out. 

The pair are replaced by the returning Anthony Marion and Maxime Stefani. 

Brett Hodgson makes two changes to his squad ahead of Friday's trip to France. Connor Wynne and Ligi Sao both drop out through suspension and are replaced by youngster Charlie Severs and new recruit Will Smith. 

Toulouse Olympique: Mathieu Jussaume, Paul Marcon, Corey Norman, Lucas Albert, Romain Navarrete, Harrison Hansen, Dominique Peyroux, Anthony Marion, Maxime Puech, Joseph Bretherton, Joseph Paulo, James Cunningham, Ilias Bergal, Chris Hankinson, Justin Sangare, Matty Russell, Olly Ashall-Bott, Nathan Peats, Lambert Belmas, Maxime Stefani, Tony Gigot.

Hull FC: Jake Connor, Darnell McIntosh, Luke Gale, Danny Houghton, Jordan Lane, Joe Lovodua, Kane Evans, Brad Fash, Jack Brown, Jordan Johnstone, Mitieli Vulikijapani, Jacob Hookem, Scott Taylor, Charlie Severs, Harvey Barron, Davy Litten, Matty Laidlaw, Jack Walker, Josh Simm, Ellis Longstaff, Will Smith.

Castleford Tigers v Wakefield Trinity (20.00) - Sky Sports Arena

Gareth O'Brien and Alex Mellor are both unavailable for the Tigers after sustaining head knocks against Hull FC last week. 

Liam Watts returns to the Cas squad after completing his two match suspension and there's a first appearance in the Tigers squad for Kieran Hudson following his move to the club at the beginning on the 2022 season.

Trinity will be without new recruit Jorge Taufua after the experienced winger suffered a season-ending injury against St Helens last week. Kelepi Tanginoa also misses out after picking up a suspension in the same game.

Yusuf Aydin returns to the Wakefield squad following the completion of his loan spell at Leeds whilst Rob Butler is back from suspension.

Castleford Tigers: Derrell Olpherts, Jake Mamo, Bureta Faraimo, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Paul McShane, George Lawler, Kenny Edwards, Adam Milner, Joe Westerman, George Griffin, Mahe Fonua, Alex Sutcliffe, Daniel Smith, Greg Eden, Suaia Matagi, Brad Martin, Cain Robb, Jason Qareqare, Kieran Hudson.

Wakefield Trinity: Jacob Miller, Mason Lino, Eddie Battye, Liam Hood, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Jordy Crowther, Jai Whitbread, James Batchelor, Lee Gaskell, Lee Kershaw, Jack Croft, Brad Walker, Lewis Murphy, Isaac Shaw, Corey Hall, Rob Butler, David Fifita, Josh Bowden, Jamie Shaul.

Saturday 30 July

Huddersfield Giants v Warrington Wolves (15.00) - John Smith's Stadium

The Giants are without Leroy Cudjoe ahead of Saturday's trip to Warrington after he received a one-match suspension. Adam O'Brien comes into the Huddersfield squad to replace him.

Matt Dufty is in line to make his Wolves debut after linking up with the squad this week. Half back Riley Dean also comes into contention. The pair replace youngsters Josh Thewlis and Tom Whitehead.

Huddersfield Giants: Will Pryce, Ashton Golding, Theo Fages, Danny Levi, Michael Lawrence, Josh Jones, Chris McQueen, Luke Yates, Matty English, Joe Greenwood, Owen Trout, Adam O'Brien, Oliver Wilson, Louis Senior, Olly Russell, Innes Senior, Sam Hewitt, Jack Ashworth, Toby King.

Warrington Wolves: Kyle Amor, Matty Ashton, Joe Bullock, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Riley Dean, Matt Dufty, James Harrison, Oliver Holmes, Peter Mata’utia, Tom Mikaele, Greg Minikin, Robbie Mulhern, Matty Nicholson, Stefan Ratchford, Danny Walker, Jake Wardle, George Williams, Connor Wrench.

Catalans Dragons v Leeds Rhinos (18.00 UK) - Stade Gilbert Brutus

Michael McIlorum returns to the Dragons squad after completing the last game of his three-match suspension last weekend. Captain Ben Garcia drops out of the Catalans squad after sustaining a fresh injury to his ear against Huddersfield in Round 20. 

The Rhinos are boosted by the return of the experienced Aidan Sezer and Matt Prior ahead of Saturday's trip to France. Sezer has recovered from a hand injury whilst Matt Prior has served his two-match suspension. 

Catalans Dragons: Arthur Mourgue, Samisoni Langi, Dean Whare, Fouad Yaha, Mitchell Pearce, Josh Drinkwater, Gil Dudson, Michael McIlorum, Alrix Da Costa, Benjamin Jullien, Paul Seguier, Mickael Goudemand, Arthur Romano, Corentin Le Cam, Mathieu Cozza, Cesar Rouge, Romain Franco, Joe Chan, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins, Tiaki Chan.

Leeds Rhinos: David Fusitu'a, Harry Newman, Liam Sutcliffe, Ash Handley, Aidan Sezer, Mikolaj Oledzki, Matt Prior, James Bentley, Rhyse Martin, Brad Dwyer, Richie Myler, Cameron Smith, Bodene Thompson, Morgan Gannon, Jarrod O'Connor, James Donaldson, Corey Johnson, Muizz Mustapha, Liam Tindall, Jack Sinfield, Zak Hardaker.

Sunday 31 July

Salford Red Devils v St Helens (15.00) - AJ Bell Stadium

The Red Devils will be without Danny Addy after Paul Rowley revealed he would miss the remainder of the season through injury. Ryan Brierley is also set to miss Round 21 after failing his HIA against Toulouse last weekend.

Morgan Knowles is expected to join the St Helens squad this week after serving his one-match suspension. Dan Norman won't be available after picking up a glute injury during the Saints golden point win at Wakefield last weekend.

Salford Red Devils: Ken Sio, Kallum Watkins, Tim Lafai, Joe Burgess, Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd, Sitaleki Akauola, Andy Ackers, Greg Burke, Elijah Taylor, Ryan Lannon, Chris Atkin, Jack Ormondroyd, Rhys Williams, Dan Sarginson, Sam Luckley, Deon Cross, Alex Gerrard.

St Helens: Jack Welsby, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Matty Lees, Joe Batchelor, Morgan Knowles, Joey Lussick, LMS, Curtis Sironen, Agnatius Paasi, Jake Wingfield, James Bell, Ben Davies, Konrad Hurrell, Jon Bennison, Lewis Baxter, Dan Hill, Taylor Pemberton, George Delaney.