Catalans v Salford: Squads Announced

Catalans and Salford have both announced their 21-man squads for Friday evening’s Challenge Cup quarter-final clash at the Totally Wicked Stadium (KO 6:00pm).

The Dragons defeated Wakefield 36-24 in Round 6 to reach this stage, while the Red Devils were one of six Super League teams to receive a bye following the withdrawal of the five Championship and League 1 sides still involved, and Toronto.

Catalans Dragons

Steve McNamara makes three changes to his side, with Sam Moa, Michael McIlorum and Josh Drinkwater all returning. They replace Lucas Albert, Antoni Maria and Lambert Belmas. The Dragons are still without David Mead and Tom Davies through injury.

21-man squad: 2 Lewis Tierney, 3 Samisoni Langi, 4 Israel Folau, 5 Fouad Yaha, 6 James Maloney, 7 Josh Drinkwater, 8 Remi Casty, 9 Michael McIlorum, 10 Sam Moa, 11 Matt Whitley, 12 Joel Tomkins, 13 Benjamin Garcia, 14 Julian Bousquet, 17 Benjamin Jullien, 18 Alrix Da Costa, 19 Mickael Goudemand, 22 Arthur Romano, 24 Jason Baitieri, 25 Arthur Morgue, 28 Sam Kasiano, 29 Sam Tomkins.

Salford Red Devils

Kallum Watkins is in line to make his Salford debut after joining on a three-year deal last week. The 29-year-old had originally signed with Toronto before they withdrew from all competitions in 2020. Elsewhere, Chris Atkin and Dan Sarginson also return to the side, with Niall Evalds, Lee Mossop and Andy Ackers dropping out.

21-man squad: 2 Ed Chamberlain, 3 Kris Welham, 4 Dan Sarginson, 5 Krisnan Inu, 6 Tui Lolohea, 7 Kevin Brown, 9 Joey Lussick, 10 Gil Dudson, 12 Pauli Pauli, 13 Tyrone McCarthy, 14 Sebastine Ikahihifo, 16 Greg Burke, 17 Luke Yates, 18 Chris Atkin, 19 Mark Flanagan, 21 James Greenwood, 22 Rhys Williams, 24 Elliot Kear, 25 Connor Jones, 26 Jack Ormondroyd, 32 Kallum Watkins.

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