14th August 2020, 16:51 | super_league
This weekend’s fixtures move from Leeds’ Emerald Headingley Stadium to St Helens’ Totally Wicked Stadium.
All four fixtures will be live on Sky Sports with two fixtures to be played on Saturday and two fixtures on Sunday.
Catalans have played two fixtures in the past two weeks, the first a poor showing against a strong Saints side.
Their most recent fixtures a comprehensive 40-14 win against Castleford Tigers.
Wakefield suffered a one-point loss to Wigan last week, and will be looking to get two points on the board against a Catalans side that seemed to have been inspired by centre Israel Folau.
Tony Gigot will play against the club where he made history by guiding them to the Challenge Cup final win in 2018. His replacement at Catalans, Sam Tomkins, returns to the Dragons squad after suspension.
21 Man Squads
Wakefield Trinity: Bill Tupou, Reece Lyne, Jacob Miller, David Fifita, Kyle Wood, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Danny Kirmond, Joe Westerman, Jay Pitts, Craig Kopczak, Adam Tangata, Jordy Crowther, Josh Wood, Jack Croft, Lee Kershaw, Ryan Hampshire, Kelepi Tanginoa, Romain Navarrete, Liam Kay, Tony Gigot
Catalans Dragons: David Mead, Samisoni Langi, Israel Folau, Fouad Yaha, James Maloney, Josh Drinkwater, Remi Casty, Micky McIlorum, Sam Moa, Matt Whitley, Joel Tomkins, Ben Garcia, Julian Bousquet, Tom Davies, Ben Jullien, Alrix Da Costa, Antoni Maria, Jason Baitieri, Arthur Mourgue, Sam Kasiano, Sam Tomkins.
Lee Gaskell is set to make his 200th career appearance this weekend when Huddersfield Giants take on Warrington Wolves.
The Wire have won the last four fixtures between the two clubs with Giants’ last victory coming during round two of the 2018 season.
Giants’ last fixture was a disappointing golden-point loss against Leeds Rhinos.
The loss will go down as one Super League’s greatest comebacks with Giants 20 points ahead of Leeds with under 25 minutes left to play.
Giants’ opponents this week, Warrington, will be happy with their first performance out of lockdown, they beat Hull KR 40-10 with six different try-scorers.
Ben Murdoch-Masila returns to the Warrington squad, while Anthony Gelling serves the first of two-match suspension for a Grade C dangerous lift.
21 Man Squads
Huddersfield Giants: Ashton Golding, Jermaine McGillvary, Jake Wardle, Jordan Turner, Darnell McIntosh, Aidan Sezer, James Gaver, Adam O'Brien, Sauna Matagi, Kenny Edwards, Michael Lawrence, Matty English, Oliver Wilson, Ukuma Ta'ai, Leroy Cudjoe, Tom Holmes, Oliver Russell, Louis Senior, Sam Hewitt, Sam Wood, Adam Walne
Warrington Wolves: Sitaleki Akauola, Matty Ashton, Blake Austin, Luther Burrell, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Samy Kibula, Toby King, Tom Lineham, Jake Mamo, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Danny Walker, Gareth Widdop
Sunday's first fixture see's two teams coming into the game off the back of two polar opposite results.
St Helens demolished a Leeds side 48-0 which looked strong going into that game, while, Castleford Tigers were defeated by Catalans Dragons 40-14.
Saints’ star hooker, James Roby, is set to make his 500th career appearance and is only two tries away from reaching his 100th in Super League.
21 Man Squads
St Helens: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Theo Dages, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Zeb Taia, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Morgan Knowles, Matty Lees, Kyle Amor, Jack Ashworth, Aaron Smith, James Bentley, Jack Welsby, Joe Batchelor, Lewis Dodd, James Graham.
Castleford Tigers: Derrell Olpherts, Michael Shenton, Sosaia Feki, Jake Trueman, Danny Richardson, Liam Watts, Paul McShane, Grant Millington, Oliver Holmes, Mike McMeeken, Adam Milner, Nathan Massey, Jesse Sene-Lefao, George Griffin, Alex Foster, Junior Moors, James Clare, Jacques O'Neill, Tyla Hepi, Calum Turner, Gareth O'Brien
Super League’s titans go head to head with only two points separating the clubs.
Wigan currently lead the way at the top of the table with Leeds in fourth place with an inferior goal difference after their 48-0 loss against Saints.
Rhinos were on a five game winning-streak before the Saints game.
The game will go down in history for the club - unwanted history - as it’s the first time the club have scored zero points in a Super League game at Emerald Headingley.
Wigan have a few players in line to reach milestones with Tommy Leuluai only one appearance away from his 300th Super League appearance, while teammate, Liam Farrell is a try away from his 100th in a Wigan jersey.
Leeds’ Ash Handley is one appearance from his 100th Super League appearance, 99 of his appearances have all come in a Leeds shirt.
21 Man Squads:
Wigan Warriors: Zak Hardaker, Liam Marshall, Chris Hankinson, Joe Burgess, Bevan French, Sam Powell, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, Joe Greenwood, Morgan Smithies, Joe Bullock, Liam Byrne, Dom Manfredi, Mitch Clark, Jake Bibby, Harry Smith, Jack Wells, Ethan Havard, Jackson Hastings, Amir Bourouh, Joe Shorrocks
Leeds Rhinos: Tom Briscoe, Harry Newman, Konrad Hurrell, Ash Handley, Rob Lui, Luke Gale, Ava Seumanufagai, Kruise Leeming, Matt Prior, Rhyse Martin, Liam Sutcliffe, Adam Cuthbertson, Mikolaj Oledzki, Bodene Thompson, Rhys Evans, Cameron Smith, Callum McLelland, Luke Briscoe, Alex Sutcliffe, Tom Holroyd