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The Super Preview - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Sat, 01 Mar 2008 06:59:00 GMT
Round four of Super League XIII features a mouth-watering tie between Wigan and Bradford.

Wigan and Bradford will both want to make amends for their round three losses at the JJB on Saturday evening. The Warriors have the bonus of ex Bradford Bulls prop Stuart Fielden returning to the side after a bicep injury lay off.

However Australian back rower Phil Bailey will miss his first game for the Warriors through suspension.

The Bulls are set to hand a competitive debut to Semi Tadulala after recovering from a fractured cheekbone.

Ex-Wigan hooker Terry Newton misses the game through injury and his place is expected to be taken by another ex Wigan hooker; Wayne Godwin. This one should be the game of the round.
Wigan Warriors 18 man squad: Mathers, Goulding, Carmont, Richards, Barrett, Leuluai, Fielden, Higham, Paleaaesina, Hock, O'Loughlin, Colbon, Coley, Hansen, McIlorum, Prescott, J. Tomkins, O'Carroll. Coach: Brian Noble
Bradford Bulls 18 man squad: Tadulala, Platt, Vagana, Feather, Sykes, Deacon, Harris, Lynch, Evans, Hape, Morrison, Tupou, Burgess, Nero, Godwin, Jeffries, Finnigan, Langley. Coach: Steve McNamara
St. Helens coach Daniel Anderson has drafted in four inexperienced youngsters into his squad to face Wakefield at Knowsley Road.
The Saints have lost five of their forwards to injury, the latest being Nick Fozzard who tore knee ligaments against Bradford. Ste Tyrer, Matty Smith, Chris Dean and Kyle Eastmond are the young guys that come in.
Wakefield has injury troubles themselves after Brad Drew broke his hand and Tony Martin picked up a hamstring injury in London last week.
Skipper Jason Demetriou is ‘touch and go,’ for the Wildcats, who will hope to give the young guys a valuable lesson.
St. Helens 20 man squad: Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Long, Cunningham, Gilmour, Sculthorpe, Roby, Bennett, Graham, Hargreaves, Smith, Clough, Tyrer, Eastmond, Frodsham, Dean. Coach: Daniel Anderson
Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 20 man squad: Atkins, Reilly, Rooney, Brough, Watene, Sculthorpe, Ferres, MacGillivray, Demetriou, Obst , Bibey, Henderson, Wilkes, Gleeson, Grix, Golden, Ferguson, Moore, George, Murphy. Coach: John Kear
Warrington host Les Catalans at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Sunday. Paul Cullen has included Matt King, Stuart Reardon and Paul Wood in his Wolves squad, all three returning from injury.
Steve Pickergill also returns after serving his suspension, although Scott Grix and Chris Bridge miss out through injury.
The Dragons have a substantial injury pile up going into the game, making them the firm underdogs. Halfback Casey McGuire and forwards Dane Carlaw and Matthieu Griffi are injured and David Ferriol is suspended.
Mick Potter has reverted to giving Adam Mogg and Thomas Bosc the halfback roles.
Warrington Wolves 20 man squad: Reardon, Hicks, M. Gleeson, King, Penny, Briers, Monaghan, Morley, Clarke, Rauhihi, L. Anderson, Westwood, V. Anderson, M. Gleeson, Parker, Wood, Johnson, Pickersgill, Riley, Bracek Coach: Paul Cullen
Les Catalans Dragons 20 man squad: Greenshields, Murphy, Wilson, Mogg, Pelo, Bosc, Gorrell, Guisset, Raguin, Croker, Mounis, Elima, Gossard, Chan, Stacul, Casty, Khattabi, Baile, Quintilla, Touxagas Coach: Mick Potter
Huddersfield and Hull FC both picked up their first points of the comp last weekend and they battle it out for another two points in round four.
The injury problems worsen for Peter Sharp and his Hull FC outfit. Shaun Berrigan and Willie Manu will miss the tie through injury but Adam Dykes and Matt Sing return to make their first appearances of the season.
Jon Sharp is expected to keep the same 18 than ran in 12 tries against Castleford last Sunday. The Giants will be confident going into the game against a weakened Hull side.
Huddersfield Giants 20 man squad: Thorman, Elford, Whaturia, Brown, Robinson, Crabtree, Gatis, Skandalis, Lolesi, Raleigh, Wild, Jones, Jackson, Mason, Snitch, Griffin, Hudson, Cudjoe, Jensen, Kirmond Coach: Jon Sharp
Hull FC 20 man squad: Byrne, Briscoe, Burnett, Cusack, Dowes, Dale, Dykes, Hall, G. Horne, Houghton, King, Lee, Radford, Raynor, Tickle, Tony, Sing, Wheeldon, Washbrook, Williams. Coach: Peter Sharp
Winless Castleford host Londoners Harlequins RL in the final fixture of the round. Castleford’s Brent Sherwin and Michael Shenton have recovered from injuries and Scott Moore has served his two match ban.
Influential five-eighth Scott Hill is the only injury absentee for the Quins, who have Jon Grayshon, Dwayne Barker, and Michael Worrincy all returning.
The Tigers are the only side in Super League without a point and Terry Matterson’s men would love to put an end to that on Sunday.
Castleford Tigers 20 man squad: Dorn, Shenton, Dixon, Wainwright, Thackeray, Sherwin, Leafa, Henderson, Korkidas, Guttenbeil, Westerman, Higgins, Huby, Lupton, Boyle, Haberecht, Moore, Owen, McGoldrick, Fletcher. Coach: Terry Matterson

Harlequins RL 20 man squad: Barker, Clubb, Gafa, Grayshon, Haggerty, Heckenberg, Howell, Mbu, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, McLinden, Orr, Paul, Purdham, Randall, Rinaldi, Sheriffe, Temata, Ward, Wells, Worrincy.
Hull KR get the week off after playing their fourth round fixture against Leeds before round one.
The fixture was switched so that Leeds could take on Melbourne Storm in tonight’s World Club Challenge.
Rik’s Round Four Tips: Warriors to beat Bulls by 14. Saints to beat Wildcats by 8. Wolves to beat Dragons by 30. Giants to beat Hull FC by 18. Tigers to beat Quins by 4. (WCC) Storm to beat Rhinos by 12. - Read More, Here