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

Leeds v St Helens (8pm, Sky Sports) Leeds have left fullback Ashton Golding out of their squad to play St Helens on Friday night. That means a likely recall for Jack Walker, St Helens – in their final game before Ben Barba’s 12-match suspension comes to an end – have made just one change to their 19-man squad. Tommy Lee…

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TotalRL Team of the Week: Super League Super 8s Round Two

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) Hardaker continues to set the benchmark as the competition’s best fullback in both attack and defence: and he was outstanding last Friday as Castleford beat Salford to move in on the League Leaders’ Shield. Wing: Tom Davies (Wigan) The young Wigan winger scored a remarkable try during the Warriors’ win against Huddersfield: he now appears in…

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Turner insists play-off dream is not impossible for Huddersfield ahead of Wigan trip

Huddersfield centre Jordan Turner has insisted the club can still make the play-offs this season – but admits tonight’s clash with Wigan has all the feel of a huge semi-final for the Giants. Following an impressive run of form in recent months, the Giants find themselves sitting just four points behind fourth-placed St Helens with six games remaining. And while…

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Giants ease past Wakefield

Huddersfield Giants kept their slim top four hopes alive with a comfortable 36-6 victory over Wakefield Trinity. Danny Brough capitalised on a Ben Jones-Bishop error for the opening score before Darnell McIntosh touched down in the same corner four minutes later. Ryan Hinchcliffe raced over after another Wakefield mistake before Brough slotted a penalty goal but Sam Williams cut the…

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

Leeds v Wigan (8pm, Sky Sports) Brett Delaney makes a welcome return for Leeds, with Josh Jordan-Roberts missing out. Wigan make two changes from the side that defeated Salford in the Challenge Cup, with youngsters Jack Wells and Josh Ganson replacing Joel Tomkins (groin) and Sam Powell (suspension). Liam Farrell retains his place in the squad despite not recovering in…

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Huddersfield treating Super 8s like semi-finals, insists Rick Stone

Huddersfield coach Rick Stone insists his side are treating every one of their Super 8s games like a semi-final as they look to mount an unlikely top-four challenge: admitting a fast start to the split could be paramount. The Giants are five points shy of fourth-placed Salford going into the Super 8s, ahead of the clash against fifth-placed Wakefield on…

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Super League club-by-club regular season review plus grading

Castleford Tigers (1st) Highlight: Take your pick so far; although Tigers fans will not forget the 66-10 mauling of local rivals Leeds back in March in a hurry, surely. Lowlight: There haven’t been many, but the disappointing defeat to Salford in the driving rain earlier in the season is perhaps the most frustrating. Star player: There are plenty of contenders…

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Hull edge Giants for top four finish

Hull FC earned a hard-fought 14-12 victory over Huddersfield Giants to finish the regular season in third place. The hosts got off to a good start as Mark Minichiello and Josh Bowden crossed within the opening quarter of the game. Huddersfield responded with two tries in four minutes before half time however through Darnell McIntosh and Jermaine McGillvary to cut…

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Huddersfield clash is “Judgement Day” for Hull, says Lee Radford

Not one to ever mince his words, Hull FC coach Lee Radford has labelled Friday night’s clash with in-form Huddersfield as “Judgement Day” as they look to give themselves a chance of a top-four finish. Hull know that they could finish the weekend as high as third – but they could also be as low as sixth should results go…

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Ryan Hinchcliffe hopeful best is yet to come for himself and Huddersfield

Ryan Hinchcliffe is hopeful that brighter times lie ahead for both himself at Huddersfield as they look to continue their assault on the Super League play-off places tonight. Traditionally a loose-forward, Hinchcliffe spent most of a chastening 2016 season for both himself and his club at hooker, as the Giants narrowly avoided the perils of the Million Pound Game. But…

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