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Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves: The key battles

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Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves lock horns tonight at the DW Stadium, with a place in the Super League Grand Final on offer for the winner. After St Helens became the first team to reach the showpiece event last night, a huge clash between the teams finishing second and fifth in Super League will determine who the other team is ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Catalan Dragons

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The first of the two Super League play-off semi-finals takes place tonight, as a Anglo-French affair between the sides finishing first and seventh on the Super League ladder will dictate the first side to advance to Old Trafford. St Helens – who are well rested after their 41-0 victory against Castleford in week one of the play-offs – take on ... Read More »

Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers

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It’s losing semi-finalist against triumphant semi-finalist tonight on Sky Sports, as Warrington Wolves take on Wembley-bound Castleford Tigers in a crunch game in the race for the top four. The Tigers are still in the hunt for the League Leaders Shield this season, but they have rested a number of key players with the Wembley final against Leeds Rhinos just ... Read More »

Match preview: Wigan Warriors v Salford Red Devils

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Joel Tomkins could make his first Rugby League appearance since October 2011 tonight, as he gears up to make his second debut for Wigan Warriors. Tomkins’ last outing in a cherry and white shirt was against St Helens in October 2011, but he could feature as the Warriors take on Salford Red Devils. It is a game that provides plenty ... Read More »

Match preview: Leeds Rhinos v Castleford Tigers

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It’s arguably the biggest game between Leeds Rhinos and Castleford Tigers in years – as pointed out by Rhinos head coach Brian McDermott – with the winner claiming top spot on the Super League ladder. And the big story surrounding the clash is the return of Leeds full-back Zak Hardaker, who has completed a five-match ban for using abusive language ... Read More »

Match preview: Castleford Tigers v Huddersfield Giants

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Two of the top sides in Super League lock horns in a thrilling Friday night clash tonight, as high-flying Castleford Tigers take on Huddersfield Giants at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle. After an impressive win at Widnes last time out, the Tigers will be looking to once again cement their position in the top four with a win, but boss Daryl Powell ... Read More »

Match preview: Wigan Warriors v St Helens

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Arguably the hottest derby in Rugby League returns again tonight, as Wigan will be looking to complete a league double on St Helens by inflicting defeat on them at the DW Stadium. A win for the Warriors – who are welcoming back a whole host of stars – will see them jump above the Saints in the table, and put ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Huddersfield Giants

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A record crowd is expected at the KC Lightstream Stadium this evening, as Hull Kingston Rovers look to keep up the pace with the top eight by beating in-form Huddersfield Giants. The Robins crushed relegation-threatened Bradford at Odsal last Friday to stay in touch with eighth-placed Widnes, and they have named an unchanged 19-man squad for the clash. Forward Jamie ... Read More »

Match preview: Bradford Bulls v Hull Kingston Rovers

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Bradford caretaker player-coach Matt Diskin has recalled Brett Kearney, Jay Pitts and Alex Mellor into his 19-man squad for the visit of Hull KR. The trio replace Adam Henry, Joe Arundel and Jamie Foster. With Bradford eight points from safety, and with games running out, defeat here is almost unthinkable for the Bulls. Hull KR coach Craig Sandercock also makes ... Read More »

Match preview: Wigan Warriors v Castleford Tigers

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Wigan Warriors and Castleford Tigers will do it all again tonight, less than a week on from their fantastic Challenge Cup quarter-final. And the Warriors will be out for revenge, after Cas got the edge last time out to advance to the semi-finals of the cup, at the expense of last year’s winners. Wigan are able to welcome back some ... Read More »