Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

All the Action at Super League's Showpiece

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

All the Action at Super League's Showpiece

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TODAY ^ Castleford v Wakefield Castleford welcome the return of second rower Weller Hauraki after missing last week's defeat by Catalan Dragons with a shoulder injury. He is a straight replacement for Lee Gilmour while Dan Fleming also features in Daryl Powell's initial squad. Wakefield are set to give a debut to new signing Taulima Tautai, who flew into the country from Sydney on Wednesday, while second rower Ali Lauitiiti has recovered from injury. Reece Lyne and Matty Wildie have also been called up in place of Jon Molloy and Vince Mellars following last Sunday's heavy loss at Hull KR.

This season: Castleford 16 Wakefield 37 Top tryscorers: Justin Carney (Castleford) 9; Peter Fox (Wakefield) 12 ^ Catalan Dragons v London Broncos Catalan scrum-half Scott Dureau makes his first appearance of the season after recovering from surgery to remove a tumour while winger Frederic Vaccari and forwards Lopini Paea and Julian Bousquet are back from injury.

London are set to give a debut to 20-yearold half-back Mike Bishay, while Mike McMeeken and Jamie O'Callaghan are back in the squad at the expense of Erjon Dollapi, Alex Hurst and Will Lovell, who pay the price for last week's heavy defeat by Wigan.

This season: London Broncos 24 Catalan Dragons 30 Top tryscorers: Zeb Taia (Catalan Dragons) 7; Kieran Dixon (London Broncos) 14 ^ Hull v Hull KR Hull's former Rovers prop Liam Watts is hoping for a recall after recovering from an ankle injury sustained in the Challenge Cup win over Wakefield a fortnight ago in what would be the only change to the team that won at Warrington. Hull KR prop Evarn Tuimavave is set to return from a sixmatch absence with a calf injury and winger David Hodgson, scorer of a dramatic last-minute winning try a year ago, has recovered from a dislocated finger. Loose forward George Griffin is out with a leg injury.

This season: Hull 10 Hull KR 23 Top tryscorers: Ben Crooks and Tom Lineham (Hull) 11; David Hodgson (Hull KR) 10 ^ St Helens v Warrington St Helens are without captain Paul Wellens, who was hurt in his side's win at Leeds on Monday, and the game has come too soon for hooker James Roby, who is still out with an ankle injury. …

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