Huge team news confirmed for Super League semi-finals

Wigan Warriors and Hull KR are going into battle today to see who will join Catalans Dragons in the Super League Grand Final.

They met at the home of Leeds Rhinos earlier this season when Hull KR stunned Wigan in the Challenge Cup semi-final.

Can they do the same today? Well the team news is now in.

Neither side faced no suspension issues for Saturday but head coach Willie Peters outlined that prop Jesse Sue would be “unlikely” to play, however Dean Hadley would be fit to return and cover the overseas prop.

It’s now confirmed that Sue does miss out, not named in the 21-man squad, whilst Hadley does feature but on the whole it’s a very strong squad once again for Rovers who are getting fit at the right time of the season.

As for Wigan they remain without Liam Byrne who copped a season ending injury as he was coming into devastating form and they’ve evaded any suspensions thanks to the ‘loophole’ that saw Bevan French, Kaide Ellis and Harvie Hill miss the Reserves Grand Final instead.

All three of these players feature with French starting at six and Ellis at prop.

Sam Powell starts on the bench with Brad O’Neill starting. The Warriors as strong as it gets.

As are Hull KR with Willie Peters making the bold call to name both Jordan Abdull and Jez Litten on the bench.

The teams will face off for a fifth time this season at the DW on Saturday for a 12:45pm kick-off with Wigan sitting as heavy favourites having won the League Leaders Shield and earned themselves a bye week.

As for Rovers they enter having dispatched Leigh Leopards at Craven Park last week in a professional performance that made it six wins on the spin, but against Wigan they face a team that are on a winning run of eight games.

During that spell of eight games Wigan hosted the Robins but they faced a much changed and very youthful KR side and put them to the sword 64-6, however the previous three meetings have been far tighter.

Rovers won on opening day before then losing in golden point thanks to an incredible Bevan French break that set up a Liam Farrell hattrick.

The other clash between these two was another semi-final with Rovers edging Wigan 11-10 in golden point drama once again to make it to the Challenge Cup Final and the Robins will be trying to draw on that experience.

Wigan aim to reach Old Trafford for the first time since 2020.

It’s just one change for Wigan with Iain Thornley being replaced by Willie Isa who could be set for his 200th game, whilst skipper Liam Farrell could hit 350 Wigan appearances.

The match will also potentially be Hull KR skipper Shaun Kenny-Dowall’s last with the former Kiwi international set to retire at the end of the season, whilst it’s yet another ‘Battle of the Kings’ between brothers Toby and George.