The Super League play-offs kick off this weekend with four blockbuster games – and TotalRL.com are covering every base ahead of each and every match that is taking place.
Whether it is individual milestones, club records or even just interesting stats, our stat pack ahead of the play-offs will keep you fully up to date with everything that is happening this weekend! So let’s delve straight into the stats, starting with Thursday’s match between Wigan Warriors and Huddersfield Giants.
Wigan v Huddersfield – Thursday
Leroy Cudjoe needs one appearance to reach 200 for his career. Cudjoe has played 187 games for Huddersfield since 2008, to go with 12 appearances for England (2010 & 2012-2013).
Liam Farrell (right) needs one appearance to reach 150 for his career. Farrell has played 137 games for Wigan since 2010, to go with 6 loan appearances for Widnes (2010). He has also represented England (4 games, 2012-2013) and England Knights (2 games, 2011-2012).
Joe Wardle needs one appearance to reach 100 for his career. Wardle has played 90 games for Huddersfield since 2011, to go with appearances for Bradford (3 games, 2010) and Barrow (3 loan games, 2011). He has also represented Scotland (3 games, 2010).
Josh Charnley needs one try to reach 150 career touchdowns. Charnley has scored 128 tries for Wigan since 2010, to go with loan touchdowns for Blackpool (5, 2010) and Hull KR (5, 2010). He has also scored representative tries for England (9, 2012-2013) and England Knights (2, 2011).
Luke Robinson needs one appearance to reach 200 for Huddersfield. Robinson made a try-scoring Giants debut in a 30-10 home defeat to Leeds on 10 February, 2008.
St Helens v Castleford – Friday
St Helens have won their last thirteen meetings with Castleford. The Tigers’ last win against the Saints was 30-24 at The Jungle on 6 April, 2008.
Castleford are seeking their first summer era away win at St Helens on Friday night (and first victory in 25 games overall). In the 15 visits they made to Knowsley Road between 1996 and 2010, the Tigers were defeated on 14 occasions. The closest they got to a summer victory at Saints’ old home came with a 32-32 draw on 13 September, 1998.
The Tigers have also lost at Anfield (42-16, 1997), Widnes (22-20, 2011) and three times at Langtree Park – 44-12 (2012), 48-18 (2013) and 38-16 (2014).
Castleford’s last win at St Helens was 12-8 in the third round of the Regal Trophy on 19 December, 1992. Their last league win was 29-16 on 21 October, 1990.
St Helens’ Tom Makinson has scored tries in his sides’ last five meetings with Castleford (2-1-3-1-1). St Helens’ Jordan Turner has scored a try in each of his sides’ last four meetings with Castleford.
Warrington v Widnes – Saturday
Danny Tickle needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns. His total of 99 has been scored as follows: 10 for Halifax (2000-2002), 34 for Wigan (2002-2006), 47 for Hull FC (2007-2013), 3 for Widnes (2014), 1 for England (2012) and 4 for England ‘A’ (2002-2003).
Leeds v Catalan – Saturday
Leeds have won their last five meetings with Catalans, with the Dragons’ last win against the Rhinos coming 38-34 at Stade Gilbert Brutus on 18 August, 2012.
Catalan Dragons are seeking their first away win against Leeds on Saturday evening. The Dragons have lost on all ten of their visits to Headingley since 2006, including a 27-20 play-off defeat in 2009.
Leeds’s Ryan Hall has scored tries in the Rhinos’ last three meetings with Catalan Dragons (1-2-1).