Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves: 21-man squads, injury news, kick-off time & TV details

After their biggest victory of the season, Catalans face a Warrington Wolves side with a point to prove. The Dragons beat St Helens 20-18 last week to keep themselves within four points of the top, whereas Warrington were embarrassed by a late Salford comeback that handed them their sixth loss in the last seven games.

Catalans’ last Magic Weekend was the stuff of dreams, as they scored three tries in three minutes before a James Maloney drop goal sealed the win for them in incredible fashion against St Helens. Although the stakes are not quite as high this year, with the quality of the sides at the top, a loss against a team in Warrington’s form would be a huge disappointment.

The situation for Daryl Powell is a desperate one. Many expected a recovery from their poor start to the season, however that is now nowhere in sight. It seemed as though some light at the end of the tunnel had come last week, as they led Salford 24-8 with 20 minutes remaining, but they lacked the leadership and composure to see out what would have been just their seventh win of the season. However, there is quality throughout the squad, and a win against Catalans on such a big stage would be a huge confidence boost.

21-man squads

Catalans Dragons
3. Samisoni Langi
5. Fouad Yaha
6. Mitchell Pearce
7. Josh Drinkwater
8. Gil Dudson
11. Matt Whitley
13. Benjamin Garcia
14. Alrix Da Costa
15. Benjamin Jullien
16. Paul Seguier
17. Mickael Goudemand
18. Matthieu Laguerre
19. Arthur Romano
20. Tyrone May
21. Corentin Le Cam
24. Mathieu Cozza
25. César Rouge
26. Romain Franco
27. Joe Chan
29. Sam Tomkins
33. Tiaki Chan

Warrington Wolves
5 Matty Ashton
15 Joe Bullock
9 Daryl Clark
14 Jason Clark
11 Ben Currie
17 Matt Davis
27 Riley Dean
20 James Harrison
12 Oliver Holmes
3 Peter Mata’utia
33 Thomas Mikaele
21 Greg Minikin
19 Robbie Mulhern
35 Matty Nicholson
1 Stefan Ratchford
22 Josh Thewlis
16 Danny Walker
34 Jake Wardle
Gareth Widdop
George Williams
Connor Wrench

Injury news

There are lots of changes to Catalans’ squad. Arthur Mourge, Tom Davies, Julian Bousquet, Mike McMeeken and Jordan Dezaria are all injured. Michael McIlorum, Dylan Napa and Sam Kasiano also miss out due to suspension.

Matty Ashton returns to the side in a big boost for the Wire, however that’s where the good news ends with Mike Cooper (illness), Kyle Amor (hamstring) and Joe Philbin (ACL) all sidelined.

Kick-off time and TV details

The game kicks off at 15:15 on Sunday, and will be shown live on Sky Sports Action.