16 Jun 2021

Round 10 preview

The round 10 fixture between Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos has been postponed due to Covid-19.

Wednesday 16 June

Wakefield Trinity v Castleford Tigers (19.45) – Sky Sports Arena

Matty Ashurst returns to Wakefield’s 21-man squad following a two-match suspension. Jordy Crowther is also back in contention for Trinity after recovering from a foot injury that has kept him out of Wakefield’s last four games.

Head coach Chris Chester expects star winger Tom Johnstone to feature this week - he has been included in Trinity's 21-man squad for the past two weeks but is yet to play since suffering repeated concussions in the opening two rounds. 

Daryl Powell makes four changes to his 21-man squad following their round 9 defeat to Hull FC. Niall Evalds, Daniel Smith and Gareth O’Brien return to the side whilst 17-year-old winger Jason Qareqare is included in the squad following his late call up to the first team last week.

They replace Adam Milner, James Clare, Lewis Bienek and Brad Graham for Wednesdays visit to Wakefield. 

Wakefield Trinity: Max Jowitt, Tom Johnstone, Bill Tupou, Reece Lyne, Liam Kay, Jacob Miller, Mason Lino, David Fifita, Kyle Wood, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Kelepi Tanginoa, Joe Westerman, Jay Pitts, Eddie Battye, James Batchelor, Jordy Crowther, Joe Arundel, Brad Walker, Yusuf Aydin, Lee Kershaw.

Castleford Tigers: Niall Evalds, Derrell Olpherts, Peter Mata’utia, Michael Shenton, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Paul McShane, Oliver Holmes, Nathan Massey, George Griffin, Alex Foster, Jacques O’Neill, Tyla Hepi, Jesse Sene Lefao, Daniel Smith, Suaia Matagi, Jordan Turner, Lewis Peachey, Brad Martin, Gareth O’Brien, Jason Qareqare.

Last 10 meetings: Wakefield have won 0, Castleford have won 10 - Trinity's last victory against the Tigers was away from home in February 2015. Wakefield haven't beaten Castleford at home since September 2013.

Thursday 17 June

St Helens v Warrington Wolves (19.45) – Sky Sports Action

Agnatius Paasi is included in Kristian Woolf's 21-man squad after missing out on St Helens Challenge Cup semi-final victory against Hull FC with a hamstring injury. 

Saints will still be without centre Mark Percival as he continues to recover from injury.

Steve Price names an unchanged 21-man squad following their round 9 victory against Wakefield Trinity last week.

Wolves captain Jack Hughes is in line to make his 150 appearance for Warrington when they face off against St Helens on Thursday Night. 

St Helens: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Joel Thompson, Morgan Knowles, Sione Mata’utia, LMS, Kyle Amor, Agnatius Paasi, Jack Welsby, Aaron Smith, Joe Batchelor, Lewis Dodd, Josh Simm, Dan Norman, Sam Royle.

Warrington Wolves: Sitaleki Akauola, Blake Austin, Rob Butler, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Michael Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Ellis Longstaff, Jake Mamo, Robbie Mulhern, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker, Gareth Widdop, Connor Wrench.

Last 10 meetings: St Helens have won 6, Warrington have won 4 - the Wolves have won the last 3 meetings between the 2 sides. 

Friday 18 June

Huddersfield Giants v Salford Red Devils (19.45) - Our League for season ticket holders

Huddersfield's round 9 fixture against Wigan last week was suspended due to Covid-19. Head coach Ian Watson has initially named a 17-man squad as he awaits clearance on a number of players following RFL protocols. 

Ashton Golding could feature for the Giants for the first time this year after he was included in Huddersfield's squad for Friday's match against the Red Devils.

Salford head coach Richard Marshall will welcome Dan Sarginson back into his 21-man squad after he served the last of his three-match suspension last week.

The Red Devils will be without Kallum Watkins for the rest of the season however due to an ACL tear in his knee. Watkins had initially undergone surgery for an MCL injury before an ACL tear was discovered during surgery. 

Huddersfield Giants: Ashton Golding, Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Ricky Leutele, Lee Gaskell, Luke Yates, Adam O'Brien, Michael Lawrence, Kenny Edwards, Joe Wardle, Josh Jones, Joe Greenwood, Jack Cogger, Oliver Wilson, Leroy Cudjoe, Sam Hewitt, Olly Ashall-Bott.

Salford Red Devils: Morgan Escare, Ken Sio, Joe Burgess, Lee Mossop, Andy Ackers, Seb Ikahihifo, Ryan Lannon, Elijah Taylor, Oliver Roberts, Greg Burke, Josh Johnson, Chris Atkin, Harvey Livett, James Greenwood, Rhys Williams, Dan Sarginson, Jack Ormonroyd, Jack Wells, Sam Luckley, Dec Patton, Ben Davies.

Last 10 meetings: Huddersfield have won 3, Salford have won 7 - Giants last home win against the Red Devils was in August 2013.

Wigan Warriors v Hull Kingston Rovers (19.45) - Our League for season ticket holders

Oliver Gildart and Liam Marshall could make their first appearances in 2021 for the Warriors on Friday Night. Gildart has recovered from a groin injury picked up during pre-season whilst Marshall is fit again after a season-ending ACL injury last year.

The Warriors also welcome back Willie Isa after missing their last two matches through injury, whilst Zak Hardaker misses out as he serves the first of his two-match suspension following his red card against Catalans in round 8. 

Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel front runner Jordan Abdull is included in Hull KR's 21-man squad following his a collision which saw him leave the field late on during the Robins round 9 win against Salford.

George Lawler and Dean Hadley also retain their places after leaving the field with injuries during their round 9 victory. 

Wigan Warriors: Dom Manfredi, Oliver Gildart, Liam Marshall, Tommy Leuluai, Brad Singleton, Sam Powell, Joe Bullock, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, John Bateman, Oliver Partington, Morgan Smithies, Liam Byrne, Harry Smith, Ethan Havard, Jake Bibby, Joe Shorrocks, Kai Pearce-Paul, Umyla Hanley, Jackson Hastings.

Hull Kingston Rovers: Adam Quinlan, Ben Crooks, Greg Minikin, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Ryan Hall, Jordan Abdull, Albert Vete, Matt Parcell, Korbin Sims, Brad Takairangi, Kane Linnett, Dean Hadley, Jez Litten, George Lawler, George King, Matty Storton, Mikey Lewis, Will Maher, Luis Johnson, Muizz Mustapha, Jimmy Keinhorst.

Last 10 meetings: Wigan have won 8, Hull KR have won 2 - Rovers haven't won at the DW Stadium since May 2009.

Saturday 19 June

Leigh Centurions v Hull FC (15.00) - Leigh Sports Village

Hull FC head coach Brett Hodgson could be without Carlos Tuimavave and Cameron Scott for Saturday's trip to Leigh after both players left the field injured during their game against Castleford last week. 

Leigh Centurions: TBC

Hull FC: TBC

Last 10 meetings: Leigh have won 2, Hull FC have won 7 and there has been 1 draw - Hull are unbeaten in their last 6 away meetings against the Centurions.