Squad news for Friday’s two Super League Super 8s games

Hull FC v Castleford (7:45pm, KCOM Stadium, Sky Sports) Despite being beaten 80-10 at Warrington last week, injury-hit Hull FC make just one change to their 19-man squad for Friday night’s game against Castleford. Young centre Cameron Scott comes in – he replaces prop Mickey Paea, who joins the club’s lengthy injury list. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Castleford coach Daryl Powell names…

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Ryan Hinchcliffe reveals he’s returning to Australia to begin coaching career with Melbourne

Retiring Huddersfield forward Ryan Hinchcliffe has revealed how the opportunity to start his coaching career with former club Melbourne played a significant role in his decision to hang up his boots at the end of this season. Huddersfield were open to keeping Hinchcliffe in 2019, but the forward has opted to end his three-year stint with the Giants when his…

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Powell eager for Castleford to strengthen grip on play-off place with Huddersfield win

Castleford coach Daryl Powell insists his side are in a ‘great position’ to be on track for a second successive shot at making the Super League Grand Final. The Tigers know victory over Huddersfield in tonight’s televised game will move them ever-closer to another top-four finish – but the real goal is finishing second, guaranteeing a home semi-final in the…

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Gaskell keen to ensure long-term future at Huddersfield is at stand-off

Lee Gaskell has admitted he is hopeful he is showing Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford he is the club’s long-term answer at stand-off. Gaskell has impressed in recent victories against Hull and Wigan which have moved to the Giants to the brink of securing another top-eight finish. And while Gaskell is now almost infamous for his utility value, he admits stand-off…

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

Castleford v Huddersfield (7:45pm, Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Sky Sports) Castleford make three changes to their squad – with a potential debut for youngster Lewis Peachey on the horizon. Jamie Ellis, Nathan Massey and Peachey are in – while Joe Wardle, Gadwin Springer and Tuoyo Egodo are the ones who miss out. Meanwhile, Simon Woolford makes one change to his Huddersfield squad;…

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Giants ease fears with vital win over Wigan

Huddersfield Giants gave a massive boost to their top-eight hopes with a 20-12 victory against Wigan Warriors tonight at the John Smith’s Stadium. Their victory puts them on 19 points, four ahead of ninth placed Leeds Rhinos. Sam Tomkins opened the score for Wigan when he touched down a Liam Marshall kick after seven minutes, converting his own try. The…

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Radford critical of Hull players – and man of the match award! – after Huddersfield loss

Hull coach Lee Radford pulled no punches after watching his side slip to defeat at Huddersfield – being critical of both his own players and the man of the match award handed to one of his own players. The Black and Whites have just two wins from their last five games, and their play-off hopes were dented following the 29-18…

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Woolford keen for Huddersfield to remain in control of their own destiny tonight

Huddersfield coach Simon Woolford has watched his side reassert control of their own top-eight destiny in the last month: and he has warned his players not to let that slip tonight. The Giants can take a major step towards avoiding the Qualifiers this evening if they win at Hull KR, delivering a fatal blow to one of their rivals for…

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Don’t miss Rugby League World – Out Now!

AS the old saying goes, there’s a big world out there, and the latest issue of Rugby League World magazine has certainly lived up to its name this month. Among our interviewees are Wigan ace Sam Tomkins, who will be playing his rugby in the South of France next year, and women’s star Courtney Hill, who tells us about her…

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