SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s five Super League games

Wakefield v Huddersfield (7:45pm, Sky Sports) Wakefield make three changes for Friday’s televised clash with Huddersfield. Out go the injured Kyle Wood, plus Reece Lyne and Justin Horo. In their place come Jordan Crowther, Joe Arundel and Keegan First. Giants coach Rick Stone makes one change to his 19-man squad for the game. Forward Adam Walne drops out due to…

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Power Rankings: TotalRL’s in-form ranking list for w/e February 25

London (-) Was there ever any doubt who’d be taking top spot this week? London stay on top of our rankings after another victory – and another impressive one at that, this time hammering promotion rivals Toronto Wolfpack at home to continue their unbeaten start to life under Danny Ward. St Helens (+2) The Saints are one of several big…

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Tom Symonds’ injury nightmare nearing an end ahead of possible return on Friday

Huddersfield forward Tom Symonds’ 10-month injury nightmare is almost over. The forward, who was limited to just two appearances throughout the whole of last season, has not played since April due to a problematic knee injury. However, Giants coach Rick Stone has admitted Symonds could be in the mix to feature against unbeaten Wakefield Trinity on Friday night. He said:…

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Micky Higham comes out of retirement to re-sign for Leigh Centurions

Micky Higham has come out of retirement and re-signed for Championship strugglers Leigh Centurions. Higham, who captained Leigh during their season in Super League in 2017, has signed a deal until the end of the current season to temporarily end his retirement and help his hometown club out. The Centurions are currently without hookers Daniel Mortimer and Kurt Baptiste –…

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Chester insists he’s had no approaches over England role

Wakefield coach Chris Chester admits he was surprised to see Daryl Powell decide against a role in the England setup for now – but insists he has not been approached about a similar position. Powell rejected the opportunity to become assistant to Wayne Bennett, but insists he would be interested in taking a role in the national side staff in…

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Rimmer and RFL likely to hold further meetings with Eddie Hearn after get-together

The Rugby Football League are likely to hold further meetings with Matchroom Sport and Eddie Hearn in the coming months as the prospect of a working relationship between the two parties increases. Hearn met acting RFL boss Ralph Rimmer in London in Monday for an informal get-together, after the boxing supremo’s recent comments that he would be interested in helping…

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Powell hopeful break – and improving weather – helps sharpen Castleford for Hull

Castleford coach Daryl Powell is hopeful a two-week break, coupled with steadily improving weather, will help bring the best out of his side ahead of this afternoon’s clash with Hull. The Tigers return to league action with the visit of Lee Radford’s FC side, who have recently returned from their mini-tour of Australia. And with their attack being visibly below-par…

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Chester hopeful inside knowledge of Catalans hands Trinity edge in Perpignan

Wakefield coach Chris Chester says he is expecting the very best of Catalans Dragons on Saturday night – but admits he hopes their inside knowledge of Steve McNamara’s side hands them a slight edge. Trinity head to Perpignan looking to make it three wins from three at the start of the new Super League season, when they take on a…

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