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The stats ahead of the weekend’s games

Hull (5) v Wakefield (7)

Hull coach Lee Radford makes one enforced change to the side that beat Leeds, calling up prop Brad Fash for the first time this season in place of Mickey Paea, who is out with a rib injury.

Wakefield have second rower Matty Ashurst back from injury, taking over from James Batchelor, while prop Anthony England is set to replace Keegan Hirst and there is also a place in Chris Chester’s 19-man squad for Jordan Crowther.

Last season: Wakefield 72 Hull 10, Hull 27 Wakefield 26.

Last six league matches: Hull L L L W W W Wakefield L L L W W L.

Top try scorers: Ratu Naulago & Joe Westerman (Hull) 4; Tom Johnstone (Wakefield) 6.

Top goal scorers: Marc Sneyd (Hull) 18; Danny Brough (Wakefield) 21.

Leeds (11) v London Broncos (9)

Leeds veteran back rowers Carl Ablett and Jamie Jones-Buchanan are set to make their first appearances of the season while teenage prop Tom Holroyd has been called up in place of Brad Singleton.

London have skipper Jay Pitts, Kieran Dixon, Ryan Morgan, Nathan Mason, Greg Richards and James Cunningham all back from injury as coach Danny Ward prepares to return to his old club.

Leeds Rhinos head coach David Furner.
Leeds Rhinos head coach David Furner. (Image: Getty)

Last season: No corresponding fixture.

Last six league matches: Leeds L L W L L L London Broncos W L L L W L.

Top try scorers: Ash Handley (Leeds) 5; Eddie Battye & Rhys Williams (London Broncos) 3.

Top goal scorers: Tuimoala Lolohea (Leeds) 15; Kieran Dixon (London Broncos) 10.

Warrington (3) v Wigan (10)

Warrington coach Steve Price recalls centre Ryan Atkins in place of Bryson Goodwin, who is facing two weeks out with an ankle injury sustained in the win over Castleford, in the only change to his side.

Wigan coach Adrian Lam switches Thomas Leuluai to hooker in the absence of Sam Powell and brings in half-back Jarrod Sammut. Joe Greenwood and Dan Sarginson both return from injury but Taulima Tautai starts a three-match ban and wingers Dom Manfredi and Liam Marshall are both sidelined with facial and knee injuries. Tom Davies is recalled and Jake Shorrocks is poised for his first outing for more than two years.

Last season: Wigan 13 Warrington 12, Wigan 38 Warrington 10, Warrington 16 Wigan 10.

Last six league matches: Warrington L W W W L W Wigan W L W L L L.

Top try scorers: Josh Charnley (Warrington) 4; Ben Flower (Wigan) 3.

Top goal scorers: Stefan Ratchford (Warrington) 20; Zak Hardaker (Wigan) 13.


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