Super League Opening Weekend Preview

St Helens v Catalans

Friday 6th Feb, Langtree Park, 8pm

Champions St Helens welcome Catalans Dragons to Langtree Park on Friday night as they being the defence of their Super League title.

Full-back Jonny Lomax returns after missing the end of Saints’ victorious 2014 campaign through injury, but the start of the season has come too soon for Luke Walsh.

Todd Carney and Willie Tonga will make their competitive debuts for the Dragons who will be looking to avenge their 30-12 play-off semi-final defeat to Saints last October.


Warrington v Salford

Saturday 7th Feb, Halliwell Jones Stadium, 3pm

New signings Ashton Sims, Daryl Clark and Gary Wheeler are all expected to make their Warrington debuts at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Saturday.

Salford could hand debuts to Ben Jones-Bishop, Michael Dobson, Weller Hauraki, Scott Taylor and Corey Paterson.


Castleford v Wakefield

Sunday 8th Feb, Mend-A-Hose Jungle, 3.30pm

Wakefield will be looking to cause an upset on the opening weekend by beating 2014 overachievers Castleford Tigers.

Junior Moors and Ben Roberts could make their debuts for Cas while Lopini Paea and Craig Hall could make their first starts for the Wildcats in this West-Yorkshire derby.


Huddersfield v Hull FC

Sunday 8th Feb, John Smith’s Stadium, 3pm

Huddersfield head coach Paul Anderson has set a top-four finish as a minimum requirement for his side this season and the Giants will look to make their first stride towards that goal with victory over Hull FC on Sunday.

Jamie Ellis and Craig Huby could make their debuts after joining from Castleford.

Mark Minichiello, Steve Michaels, Leon Pryce and Marc Sneyd could all make their first appearances for the Black and Whites.


Hull KR v Leeds

Sunday 8th Feb, Craven Park, 3pm

New signing Terry Campese will lead out a new look Hull KR side on Sunday after James Chester’s team have welcomed 13 new faces in the off-season.

Challenge Cup holders Leeds will be looking to get off to a good start following their disappointing end to 2014. Adam Cuthbertson is set to make his debut for the Rhinos, but Brett Delaney has not recovered from an ankle injury in time.

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