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Super League Team News: Wigan and St Helens rest stars

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Super League returns tonight but in somewhat daft scheduling there are three matches, all on air at the same time, and the teams have now been confirmed.

Of course, all game are televised with details of those and other rugby league games on TV available here, but the feature game sees Leeds Rhinos host Huddersfield Giants.

Last time out the Rhinos lost and they’re without star man Ash Handley whilst Huddersfield are fresh off the back of a huge Challenge Cup win against Catalans, Ian Watson’s side heading to France and winning 34-6.

The other games tonight see Wigan Warriors host Castleford Tigers tonight a week after dumping them out of the Challenge Cup with a whopping 60-6 win. That game saw a horror injury to Willie Isa which Sylvester Namo has controversially been handed a five-game ban for his role in the incident.

The third match of the night sees St Helens looking to respond from back-t0-back losses against Hull FC who used the week off to sack Tony Smith and appoint Richie Myler as their Director of Rugby.

Leeds Rhinos vs Huddersfield Giants

With Ash Handley out, there’s a timely return for David Fusitu’a whilst for Huddersfield they see Elliot Wallis partner Super League’s top try-scorer Adam Swift on the wing.

Wigan Warriors vs Castleford Tigers

Jai Field has been left out of the squad, presumably rested, which sees Bevan French move to full-back and Ryan Hampshire given a rare Super League start in the halves alongside Harry Smith.

Cas hand a debut to new loan signing Louis Senior meaning both twins play on the wing and there’s a change in the halves with Rowan Milnes starting alongside Jacob Miller, Danny Richardson only the 18th man.

St Helens vs Hull FC

St Helens have seen two playmakers drop out with Lewis Dodd and Daryl Clark both out of the squad. That means a start for Moses Mbye at hooker whilst Jack Welsby moves into the halves with Jonny Lomax, Jon Bennison to full-back and a start for Waqa Blake on the wing.

Hull FC put faith in the youth with Jack Charles and Logan Moy both starting in a spine led by veteran Danny Houghton.

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