Friday, December 19, 2014
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Match Previews

Match preview: Wigan Warriors v Catalan Dragons

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Wigan Warriors will be looking to deny Catalan a second consecutive victory in the Super League, as they look to keep their own momentum going on Friday night. The DW Stadium plays host to two sides in slightly different form, with the Dragons still languishing at the wrong end of the table, despite that win over Huddersfield last time out. ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull FC v Salford Red Devils

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Hull FC will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing defeat at home to Widnes tonight, as they face a resurgent Salford Red Devils side. The Black and Whites suffered the humiliation of being kept scoreless by their opponents last weekend, and they will need to rediscover their attacking spark against a Salford team who bounced back to winning ... Read More »

Match preview: London Broncos v Castleford Tigers

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London will be looking to register their first points of 2014, as they take on Castleford Tigers in front of the Sky cameras this Thursday evening. Both teams are coming into the game on the back of losses – but their overall form is remarkably different. That 23-16 defeat at Salford was the Tigers’ first defeat of the season, whilst ... Read More »

Championship One Previews

Hemel Stags v Gateshead Thunder Sunday 2.30pm at Pennine Way Hemel Stags are without Ciaren Clement-Pascall for up to eight weeks after he dislocated his shoulder against South Wales Scorpions. But Stags coach Troy Perkins has an otherwise fully-fit squad to select from for Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship One match with Gateshead Thunder. Perkins said: “We played alright in patches ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull FC v Widnes Vikings

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Feka Paleaaesina, Liam Kent and Dean Hadley are brought into Hull FC’s squad for the visit of Widnes Vikings. But Josh Bowden (ankle) misses out and Mickey Paea begins a two-match ban for making dangerous contact. That is not the total sum of Lee Radford’s worries, either. His prop shortage means that Paleaaesina could be the only recognised front rower ... Read More »

Match preview: Salford Red Devils v Castleford Tigers

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The spotlight will be on Rangi Chase this Sunday at the AJ Bell Stadium, with the England international set to make a spectacular return from injury against his former club. Chase has been absent since the first week of the season, when he picked up a leg injury that has seen him ruled out of the Devils’ last four games. ... Read More »

Match preview: Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v St Helens

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Table topping St Helens will be looking to make it six wins from six games on Sunday, as they travel to West Yorkshire to face a resurgent Wakefield outfit. The Saints will be without a number of key players for the clash, most notably Luke Walsh – who has been ruled out for six weeks with a calf injury. Andy ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Workington Town v Keighley Cougars

Sunday 3.00pm at Derwent Park New Workington coach Phil Veivers will be without loose forward Karl Olstrum for the visit of Keighley Cougars to Derwent Park. The loose forward has pleaded guilty to the Grade C offence of striking with the knee in the 75th minute of a the Championship fixture at Barrow Raiders on March 9. As well as ... Read More »

Match preview: Hull KR v Bradford Bulls

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Two sides struggling at the wrong end of the Super League table meet in East Hull on Sunday, as Hull Kingston Rovers take on bottom-placed Bradford Bulls. Jamie Langley comes up against his former club and on-loan winger Ade Gardner is set for his home debut. Matty Blythe is set to make his first appearance of the season for Bradford ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Whitehaven v Halifax

Sunday 3.00pm at the Recreation Ground Saints loanee Jordan Hand is expected to return for Whitehaven against Halifax after missing last weekend’s cup defeat at York. Haven went down by two points in an exciting contest at the Huntington Stadium, a game Hand missed so that he didn’t get cup tied. On loan Wigan halfback Chris Taylor is a major ... Read More »

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