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23 Aug 2022

England Super League Preview | Round 25

England Super League Preview | Round 25

Round 25 of the Betfred Super League will take place midweek, with Round 26 mainly taking place on bank holiday Monday. Here is a look at which England stars are set to feature this midweek.

Leeds Rhinos v Huddersfield Giants – Wednesday 8PM – Live on Sky Sports

As mentioned before, this round will take place midweek, with Leeds welcoming fellow West Yorkshire side, Huddersfield Giants on Wednesday evening.

Hooker, Kruise Leeming is set to return from injury. Leeming has been out for the past seven weeks due to a foot injury.

Mikolaj Oledzki has also been named in Rohan Smith’s 21-man squad.

Wakefield Trinity v Hull KR – Thursday 7:30PM 

Wakefield Trinity head into Thursday’s meeting with Hull KR knowing a win will official secure their Super League status for 2023.

One of the players who will be looking to stop that is Ryan Hall. The winger will be looking to add to his tally of 12 Betfred Super League tries this season.

Salford Red Devils v Hull FC – Thursday 7:45PM

Salford’s fixture against Hull FC is a must win clash for the Red Devils to boost their hopes of a place in the play-offs.

Kallum Watkins will be looking to repeat his great form. The second rower has scored three tries in his last two matches.

Warrington Wolves v Castleford Tigers – Thursday 8PM

Another huge fixture in Round 25 sees Castleford Tigers travelled to the Halliwell Jones Stadium to take on their former boss, Daryl Powell.

Warrington will be looking to finish the season strong as they look to build towards the 2023 season. Despite losing to Leeds last weekend, George Williams was essential to how Warrington performed. Williams produced two assists and made the most metres of anyone in the Wolves side.

Ben Currie and Jake Wardle were the two recipients of the Williams’ assists. They will be looking for more tries on Thursday.

Stefan Ratchford missed the last weekends’ match. He has been named in Powell’s squad. Meanwhile, Matty Ashton is set to start alongside Wardle on the Warrington left edge.

Lee Radford has named Paul McShane in his squad. Castleford know it is an important fixture as a defeat could result in a significant blow to their play-off hopes.

Toulouse Olympique v Catalans Dragons – Thursday 7:30PM – Live on Sky Sports

Toulouse will face Catalans in a French derby on Thursday in-front of the Sky Sports cameras. Olympique, know they have to win all three remaining Super League fixtures to keep their hopes of survival alive.

Sam Tomkins missed the home defeat to Salford last weekend, the England full-back has been named in the side by Steve McNamara.

Tom Davies will be hoping to continue his good form from Saturday. The winger acrobatically finished two tries during the contest with the Red Devils.

Wigan Warriors v St Helens – Friday 8PM – Live on Sky Sports

The final fixture of Round 25 sees local rivals meet at the DW Stadium. Second place Wigan will be looking to stop St Helens secure the League Leaders’ Shield, however if Saints are to gain a point, they would get their hands on the shield.

John Bateman returned to the Wigan side for the first time since the Magic Weekend when he faced Toulouse last weekend. He is expected to retain his spot.

Liam Farrell equalled his best ever try scoring season, as he scored his 12th of the campaign last week. He will be searching for try 13 on Friday. 

For Saints, they will be hoping to seal the top spot heading into the play-offs.

Tommy Makinson and Jack Welsby were both on the scoresheet and will be hoping for the same.

Alex Walmsley, Joe Batchelor and Matty Lees are expected to feature in their usual starting spots in the St Helens’ pack.