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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Salford lacking confidence, admits forward George Griffin

Salford forward George Griffin admits that confidence is low in the Red Devils camp following their dismal run of form. Ian Watson’s side slumped to a sixth straight league defeat on Friday evening against Castleford, a result that leaves them two points adrift of the play-offs with five games remaining. Griffin, who has played 22 times for Salford this season,…

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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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James Hasson accuses Salford of treating him “like a piece of meat”

Wakefield forward James Hasson has accused former club Salford of treating him “like a piece of meat” during his short-term stint with the club earlier this season. Hasson, who has joined Trinity on a deal until the end of the season after making four appearances for Salford this year, says the Red Devils needed his quota spot to facilitiate their…

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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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Watson positive about Salford’s future after Challenge Cup heartbreak

Ian Watson insists Salford will be back on the big stage in the future after losing in the Challenge Cup semi-final to Wigan. The Red Devils went down 27-14 to the Warriors despite leading 14-12 at the break. It was a fifth defeat in six for Salford, who will now focus their efforts on solidifying their place in the play-offs. Watson,…

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Tomkins and Farrell return for Wigan – while O’Brien misses out for Salford semi

Salford are likely to hand out debuts to Manu Vatuvei and Tyrone McCarthy for Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Wigan: but star fullback Gareth O’Brien is a notable omission from their squad. The Red Devils are aiming to reach their first Wembley final in over 40 years on Sunday afternoon, with victory against Wigan the only obstacle standing in their…

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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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Andy Gregory offers services to Wigan – and Salford! – players ahead of semi

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has drafted in club legend Andy Gregory to speak to his players ahead of Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final with Salford – after his Red Devils counterpart Ian Watson admitted he had also been approached by Gregory to speak with his players! Gregory won five Challenge Cups during his time as a player with Wigan, before later…

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