SQUAD NEWS: Friday showdown team news

All the team news for this Friday’s fixtures in Super League, where three of the top four are playing on a night that will decide who finishes top of the pile in 2015.

Huddersfield v Leeds

Huddersfield Giants Head Coach Paul Anderson has named his 19-man squad for Friday’s crucial Super 8s finale against Leeds Rhinos. England second row Brett Ferres is named in the squad following a bicep injury, while Eorl Crabtree also returns after missing last week’s win over Hull FC. Jake Connor and Nathan Mason drop out from last week’s 19-man squad.

Giants: Grix, McGillvary, Cudjoe, Wardle, Murphy, Brough, Robinson, Crabtree, Huby, Ferres, Hughes, Lawrence, Kopczak, Ta’ai, Broughton, Ellis, Leeming, Roberts, Smith.

The big news for Leeds – who are sat top and in control of their own destiny ahed of this weekend – is that Kevin Sinfield and Rob Burrow are BOTH in Leeds’ 19-man squad for the game. Jimmy Keinhorst also returns.

Rhinos: Hardaker, Briscoe, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Cuthbertson, Singleton, Keinhorst, Walters, Ward, Lilley, Garbutt.

Wigan v Castleford 

Wigan are able to welcome back England forward Liam Farrell for their clash against Tigers, which if they win, gives them a chance of finishing top dependent on the result at the John Smith’s Stadium.

Castleford are without captain Michael Shenton, but 2015 Albert Goldthorpe Medal winner Luke Gale is in the 19-man squad after a man of the match performance at Leeds last Thursday.

Warriors: Bateman, Bowen, Burgess, Charnley, Clubb, Crosby, Farrell, L Farrell, Flower, Gildart, Manfredi, McIlorum, Mossop, O’Loughlin, Patrick, Powell, Smith, Tomkins, Williams

Tigers: Channing, Cook, Dorn, Finn, Gale, Gibson, Holmes, Lynch, Maher, McMeeken, McShane, Millington, Milner, Moors, Roberts, Robson, Solomona, Springer, Wheeldon