The action moves beyond halfway in Super League 2014 this weekend, with Round 14 of the competition taking place. It all began with Salford’s loss against Wigan on Thursday night, with two more televised games to keep fans interested across the weekend.
As always, TotalRL.com is keeping fans on the pulse ahead of the weekend, by bringing you the most important stats and facts ahead of what is set to be an outstanding weekend of Rugby League!
Super League Milestones
Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC (Friday)
Chris Tuson (right) needs one appearance to reach 100 for his career. Tuson has played 7 games in his first season for Hull FC, and was previously with Wigan – where he made 83 appearances (2008 & 2010-2013). He also played loan games for Blackpool (1) and Castleford (8) in 2010.
Leeds have won their last seven home meetings with Hull FC. The Black & Whites’ last win at Headingley was 17-6 on 7 September, 2007. Leeds’ Kevin Sinfield has scored in 19 consecutive games against Hull FC, a streak which began in the Rhinos’ 23-16 defeat at the KC Stadium on 4 August, 2006.
Danny Houghton has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 54. Houghton last missed a Hull game on 3 August, 2012 – a 48-10 defeat at Wigan. His streak then started on 12 August, 2012 – a 30-10 home win against Catalan Dragons.
Catalan Dragons v Bradford (Saturday)
Gregory Mounis needs one appearance to reach 250 for his career. Mounis has played 222 games for Catalan Dragons since 2006, to go with 27 appearances for France (2004-2013).
Jean-Philippe Baile needs one appearance to reach 100 for his career. Baile has played 84 games for Catalan Dragons since 2008, to go with 15 appearances for France (2008-2013).
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats v Warrington Wolves (Sunday)
Chris Bridge needs 19 points to reach 1,000 for his career. His total of 981 has been scored as follows: 28 for Bradford (2003-2004 – 4 tries, 6 goals), 889 for Warrington (2005-2014 – 97 tries, 250 goals, 1 field goal), 4 for England (2009-2011 – 1 try), 32 for Ireland (2006-2007 – 2 tries, 12 goals) and 28 for Super League under-21s (2003 – 3 tries, 8 goals).
Chris Hill needs one appearance to reach 250 for his career. Hill has made 80 appearances for Warrington since 2012, and was previously with Leigh – playing 160 games in seven seasons for the Centurions (2005-2011). He has also represented England nine times (2012-2013).
Chris Bridge needs three tries to reach a century of touchdowns for Warrington. Bridge has scored 97 tries in 194 appearances for the Wolves since 2005.
Warrington have won their last eight meetings with Wakefield, with the Wildcats’ last win against the Wolves coming 40-28 at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on 21 August, 2009. The Wolves have also won their last four away fixtures with Wakefield – with the Wildcats’ last home win against the Wolves coming 48-22 on 27 February, 2009.
Castleford Tigers v Widnes Vikings (Sunday)
Kevin Brown will make his 250th career appearance this weekend.
Luke Dorn needs three tries to reach 150 whilst in the British game. His total of 147 has been scored as follows: 109 for London Broncos/Harlequins (2005-2006 & 2009-2013), 12 for Salford (2007) and 26 for Castleford (2008 & 2014).
Danny Tickle needs three tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. His total of 97 has been scored as follows: 10 for Halifax (2000-2002), 34 for Wigan (2002-2006), 47 for Hull FC (2007-2013), 1 for Widnes (2014), 1 for England (2012) and 4 for England ‘A’ (2002-2003).
Hull KR v London Broncos (Sunday)
Craig Hall needs one appearance to reach 150 for his career. Hall has played 69 games for Hull KR since 2011, and was previously with Hull FC – where he made 75 appearances (2007-2010). He also had a loan spell with Widnes (5 games, 2009).
Kris Welham needs one appearance to reach 150 for Hull KR. Welham scored a try in the third minute of his Robins debut – a 36-10 National League One defeat at Leigh on 6 August, 2006.
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