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The Super Preview - Australian Rugby league News
globalrugbyleague - Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:14:00 GMT
Can the Castleford Tigers do the unthinkable and score a back to back win in Round 6 of Super League XIII. Richard English previews the action ahead.

Round six of Super League XIII throws up a top of the table clash between Leeds and Harlequins RL.

However all the action kicks off with Hull FC hosting Wakefield.

Wakefield halfback Danny Brough returns to his old stomping ground when the Wildcats travel to Hull FC on Friday night.

Without playmakers Sam Obst and Jamie Rooney, Wakefield will be looking for Brough, the ex Hull FC Challenge Cup winner, to pull the strings in attack for John Kear’s outfit.

Hull FC, whose only win of the comp came against Wigan, are still without key players through injury. However they welcome back Shaun Berrigan and Lee Radford.

Matt Blaymire, Tevita Leo-Latu, and Paul Riley all come back into a Wakefield’s squad which is looking for successive wins.

Hull FC 18 man squad: Berrigan, Byrne, Burnett, Cusack, Hall, G. Horne, Houghton, King, Lee, Radford, Raynor, Sing, Tony, Tickle, Washbrook, Wheeldon, Dykes, Yeaman. Coach: Peter Sharp

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 18 man squad: Blaymire, Atkins, Reilly, Brough, Watene, Sculthorpe, Ferres, MacGillivray, Bibey, Henderson, Wilkes, Gleeson, Leo-Latu, Grix, Ferguson, Moore, Murphy, Pitts. Coach: John Kear

Leeds and Harlequins RL battle it out in a top of the table clash at the Headingley Carnegie Stadium on Friday night.

The Rhinos go into the game without six of their regular starters, prompting coach Brian McClennan to recall young winger Ryan Hall, and possibly hand debuts to Simon Worrall and Ben Kaye.

Henry Paul is the London based outfit’s only absentee while Mark McClinden returns for the Quins.

Whoever takes this one will accommodate top spot.

Leeds Rhinos 19 man squad: Webb, Donald, Senior, Burrow, Leuluai, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ellis, Sinfield, Lauitiiti, Bailey, Scruton, Ablett, Tansey, Hall, Williams, Burgess, Kaye, Worrall. Coach: Brian McClennan.

Harlequins RL 19 man squad: Barker, Bryan, Clubb, Gafa, Grayshon, Heckenberg, Howell, Mbu, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, McLinden, Orr, Purdham, Randall, Rinaldi, Sheriffe, Temata, Ward, Wells, Worrincy. Coach: Brian McDermott.

Castleford hope to make it back to back victories against Hull KR at Craven Park on Saturday.

Buoyed by their victory over Leeds, the visitors have a full strength squad going into the game with the return of teenage winger Richard Owen.

The Robins are without Jason Netherton who has a dislocated shoulder, although Stanley Gene and Chris Chester return.

Hull Kingston Rovers 19 man squad: Briscoe, Steel, Walker, J. Webster, Fitzhenry, I'Anson, Galea, J. Webster, Vella, Mills, Newton, Gene, Murrell, Cockayne, Aizue, Crossman, Menzies, K. Netherton, Chester. Coach: Justin Morgan

Castleford Tigers 19 man squad: Dorn, Donlan, Shenton, Dixon, Wainwright, Thackeray, Sherwin, Leafa, Henderson, Korkidas, Guttenbeil, Clayton, Westerman, Higgins, Huby, Lupton, Moore, Owen, McGoldrick. Coach: Terry Matterson

After narrowly going down to Bradford, Les Catalans entertain late show masters St. Helens at the Stade Gilbert Brutus.

Casey McGuire, Dane Carlaw, and Olivier Elima are still all sidelined through injury for the Dragons. David Ferriol and Younes Khattabi return to Mick Potter’s squad.

Saints are now without Sculthorpe, Long, and Cunningham through injury, meaning that Paul Wellens takes over the captaincy. Flannery, Wilkin, and Fa’asavalu return for Daniel Anderson’s side.

Les Catalans Dragons 19 man squad: Greenshields, Wilson, Mogg, Pelo, Bosc, Ferriol, Gorrell, Guisset, Raguin, Croker, Mounis, Gossard, Chan, Fakir, Stacul, Casty, Khattabi, Baile, Touxagas. Coach: Mick Potter

St. Helens 19 man squad: Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Gilmour, Wilkin, Roby, Bennett, Flannery, Graham, Hargreaves, Smith, Clough, Tyrer, Fa'asavalu, Eastmond, Frodsham. Coach: Daniel Anderson

Third placed Warrington travel to sixth placed Bradford on Saturday. Iestyn Harris and David Solomona are back though the Bulls will still be missing Jamie Langley, Glenn Morrison, and Michael Platt.

Matt king suffered concussion in Warrington’s win over Wigan in round five, yet he is included in Paul Cullen’s squad.

Bradford Bulls 19 man squad: Tadulala, Newton, Halley, Feather, Sykes, Deacon, Harris, Lynch, Evans, Hape, Solomona, Tupou, Burgess, Nero, Godwin, Jeffries, Finnigan, Cook, James. Coach: Steve McNamara

Warrington Wolves 19 man squad: Reardon, Hicks, M. Gleeson, King, Penny, Briers, Monaghan, Morley, Clarke, Rauhihi, L. Anderson, Westwood, V. Anderson, M. Gleeson, Parker, Johnson, Pickersgill, Bracek, Cooper. Coach: Paul Cullen

The final fixture of the round involves Huddersfield hosting Wigan.

The Giants are without ex Wigan Martin Aspinwall and David Hodgson.

Wigan’s Trent Barrett escaped suspension this week but Richard Mathers was handed a three match ban for his tackle on Matt King.

Richards is expected to revert to full back for the Warriors, who have winger Mark Calderwood ready for his first appearance in Super League XIII.

Huddersfield Giants 19 man squad: Thorman, Elford, Whaturia, Brown, Robinson, Crabtree, Gatis, Skandalis, Lolesi, Raleigh, Wild, Jones, Jackson, Mason, Snitch, Griffin, Hudson, Cudjoe, Jensen. Coach: Jon Sharp

Wigan Warriors 19 man squad: Calderwood, Goulding, Carmont, Richards, Barrett, Leuluai, Fielden, Higham, Paleaaesina, Hock, Bailey, O'Loughlin, Colbon, Coley, Hansen, McIlorum, J. Tomkins, O'Carroll, Coyle. Coach: Brian Noble

Rik’s Round Six Tips: Hull FC to beat Wildcats by 12. Quins to beat Rhinos by 2. Tigers to beat Hull KR by 18. Saints to beat Dragons by 6. Wolves to beat Bulls by 18. Warriors to beat Giants by 18. - Read More, Here