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Wakefield pairings Matty Ashurst and Lee Gaskell celebrate following last week’s victory over Wigan

We take a look at the team news and statements ahead of Friday night’s intense Betfred Super League match…

Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity (8pm Live on Sky Sports)

Willie Poching won’t let the Wakefield player take his foot off the gas after taking a big step towards securing Super League status last week.

A 30-12 win over Wigan Warriors at home put them four points ahead of bottom-placed Toulouse Olympics, but head coach Pochin knows the job is far from done.

Hull FC vs Wakefield Trinity

August 19, 2022, 7:30 PM

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Trinity will travel to Hull FC on Friday to play the match live sky sports Head coach Pochin reminded him that his team still has everything to play for.

“The proof is in the math,” said Pochin. “8 points from 4 games left.

“Toulouse are not going to die wondering. They are going to throw everything into the task at hand. We have to worry about ourselves and not rely on what they are doing.” There must be.”

Wakefield were boosted by the return of Max Jowitt from injury, but James Batchelor was sidelined and loaned Jamie Scholl was unable to play against his parent club.

Highlights from the Betfred Super League match between Wakefield Trinity and Wigan Warriors

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Highlights from the Betfred Super League match between Wakefield Trinity and Wigan Warriors

Highlights from the Betfred Super League match between Wakefield Trinity and Wigan Warriors

Hull FC are without suspended pair Jake Conner and Kane Evans, while Darnell McIntosh and Jack Walker join an already long injured list.

Both Rigi Sao and Manu Mau will be back, but academy pair Louis Martin and Kai Armstrong will get their chances, and head coach Brett Hodgson will be back at home to St Helens last week. Called for better team defensive effort after the 60-6 loss to .

“We still have players trying to do their best, but they’re on their own for now. That’s why we’re conceding goals,” said Hodgson.

“You have to realize that if you defend together, you can protect those moments, but you switch off at key moments and the heat starts to become a factor.”

named squad

Hull FC: Luke Gale, Rigi Sao, Danny Horton, Chris Sate, Manu Maw, Jordan Lane, Joe Lobodua, Brad Fash, Ben McNamara, Jordan Johnstone, Connor Wynn, Mitieri Vrikijapani, Scott Taylor, Harvey Barron, Deneve Balmforth, Davy Litten, Matty Laidlaw, Ellis Longstaff, Louis Martin, Will Smith, Kai Armstrong.

Wakefield Trinity: Max Jowitt, Jacob Miller, Mason Reno, Eddie Batty, Liam Hood, Tinilau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Jordy Crowther, Jay Whitbread, Lee Gaskell, Lee Kershaw, Jack Croft , Brad Walker, Yusuf Aydin, Harry Bowes, Lewis Murphy, Corey Hall, Rob Butler, David Fifita, Kyle Evans, Josh Boden.

Leeds Rhinos vs Warrington Wolves (8pm)

This is the second time Leeds have appointed full-back Richie Myler and Blake Austin and Aidan Caesar at full-backs this season.

Injuries and suspensions meant the trio didn’t perform as well as the Rhinos were supposed to in early 2022, but head coach Rohan Smith said he wanted to make sure they were available. I could not ask for more time.

Betfred Super League match highlights between Hull Kingston Rovers and Leeds Rhinos

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Betfred Super League match highlights between Hull Kingston Rovers and Leeds Rhinos

Betfred Super League match highlights between Hull Kingston Rovers and Leeds Rhinos

A win at home to Warrington on Friday will further strengthen Leeds’ playoff ambitions. Sazer is thrilled to have the opportunity to build a combination at the same time as Austin and Mylar.

“It’s really frustrating not being able to go with those boys as a spine,” Caesar said. Sai TV.

“We know how serious this game is. We want to play well and just keep going.”

Caesar is one of three players to return to the Rhinos team, along with Matt Prior and Ryze Martin, from last week’s 28-20 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers.

Warrington Wolves vs Toulouse Betfred Super League match highlights

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Warrington Wolves vs Toulouse Betfred Super League match highlights

Warrington Wolves vs Toulouse Betfred Super League match highlights

Stephan Latchford, Tom Michaele, Matty Nicholson and Conor Wrench are all unavailable for the visitors, but head coach Darryl Powell says his side is confident after last week’s 32-18 win over Toulouse. I believe that I have

Powell, who started his Wolves coaching stint in February with a 22-20 win over Leeds, said: “This year hasn’t been as good as I’d like it to be, there’s been a lot of coming and going.” said sky sports.

“I think it will give us the foundation to work hard for the rest of the season and move forward with a little bit of confidence and positivity.”

named squad

Leeds size: Liam Sutcliffe, Ash Handley, Blake Austin, Aidan Caesar, Mikolay Oretski, Matt Pryor, James Bentley, Ryze Martin, Zane Tetevano, Brad Dwyer, Richie Miler, Cameron Smith, Morgan Gannon, Sam Walter, Jarrod O’Connor, Corey Johnson, Muiz Mustafa, Liam Tindall, Jack Sinfield, Zach Hardaker.

Warrington Wolves: Kyle Amor, Matty Ashton, Joe Brock, Darryl Clarke, Jason Clarke, Ben Curry, Riley Dean, Matt Dufty, James Harrison, Leon Hayes, Adam Holroyd, Oliver Holmes, Peter Holloyd Matteautia, Greg Minikin, Robbie Mulhern, Josh Thewlis, Luke Thomas, Danny Walker, Jake Wardle, Tom Whitehead, George Williams.

St Helens vs Hulkingston Rovers (8pm)

Danny McGuire has admitted he will be back in his boots to help the Hull KR side if the team can attempt to navigate the final round of the Super League season with an injury-ravaged squad.

Sean Kenny Dowall and Greg Richards were added to the injured list after last week’s home defeat to Leeds, while Ethan Ryan and Matt Purcell were also suspended.

Robbins faced a nasty trip to leaders St. Helens on Friday, and interim coach McGuire was able to pick a 19-man team, but the 39-year-old is happy to retire if needed. wax.

“I don’t know what the rules are about emergency contracts and loans, but if I could just play with these boys. [against St Helens] I would,” McGuire said.

“I love this group and would love to be with them. [assistant coaches] Brett Delaney and Dave Hodgson will be right behind me. “

Hull FC vs St Helens Betfred Super League match highlights

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Hull FC vs St Helens Betfred Super League match highlights

Hull FC vs St Helens Betfred Super League match highlights

The Saints were also plagued with injuries, missing Sione Matautia for the game and Morgan Knowles was suspended following their win at Hull FC. But Jack Welsby makes a welcome return.

The opponents will be tough, but St. Helens head coach Christian Woolf believes there are many dangers on Hull KR’s side.

“It’s a situation that many clubs are in,” said Wolff. “Looking at the other side, they’ve also drafted Mikey Lewis, Rowan Milnes and Lachlan Coote.

“It’s probably the strongest spine – there’s Jez Litten there – they could run out for weeks, so they’re going to be on the very dangerous side.”

named squad

St Helens: Jack Welsby, Tommy McKinson, Will Hoppoate, Johnny Lomax, Alex Walmsley, James Robbie, Matty Rees, Joe Batchelor, Joey Lasik, Louis McCarthy-Skarsbrook, Agnatius Percy, Jake Wingfield, James Bell, Josh Sim, Ben Davis, Conrad Harrell, Dan Norman, Sam Royle, John Bennison, Lewis Baxter, Taylor Pemberton.

Hull Kingston Rover: Lachlan Coote, Ryan Hall, Albert Vett, George King, Kane Lynette, Matty Stoughton, Jez Litten, Elliott Minchella, Jimmy Keenhorst, Mikey Lewis, Rowan Milnes, Will Maher, Sam Wood, Frankie Halton, Will Tate, Phoenix Raoul-Togaga, Connor Moore, Zach Fishwick, Connor Burley.

Wigan Warriors vs Toulouse Olympics (8pm)

Sylvain Houles refuses to throw in the towel and Toulouse are comfortably on four points with four games remaining in the regular season.

With a loss to Warrington and Wakefield’s victory over last week’s Olympians Friday night opponents Wigan, the French club faces the daunting task of avoiding relegation to the Betfred Championship after a season. Did.

Toulouse’s cause didn’t help with an eight-game suspension for Cory Norman, but head coach Houles is adamant his team won’t give up at this stage of the season. .

“I know it’s not going to be easy, but I have to go out there that day and keep fighting and be better than my opponent,” Howles said. “We believe in ourselves to the end.

“We’re not far apart. I think it’s important to the game as a whole and the big picture of not just playing rugby league in the north of England.”

Toulouse are also facing a one-match suspension for Olly Ashalbott, but Hugo Pezet, James Cunningham and Ilias Bergal are in contention again.

Meanwhile, Wigan have brought Jon Bateman back from injury while Mike Cooper is suspended for one game and head coach Matt Peat is not dwelling on the loss to Trinity.

“I understand where we went wrong and who won Wakefield, but we moved forward relatively quickly,” Pete said.

“The turnaround meant we didn’t have many options. It was a very unique match in the heat, so Friday didn’t come quickly.”

named squad

Wigan Warriors: Bevan French, Jake Bibby, Liam Marshall, Cade Cust, Brad Singleton, Patrick Mago, Willie Isa, Liam Farrell, John Bateman, Morgan Smithies, Kayde Ellis, Harry Smith, Oliver Smith Parton, Liam Byrne, Kai Pearce-Paul, Joe Shawrocks, Jay Field, Abbas Miski, Sam Halsall, James McDonnell, Brad O’Neill.

Toulouse Olympics: Mathieu Jussome, Paul Marcon, Lucas Albert, Romain Navarrete, Harrison Hansen, Anthony Marion, Eloy Pelissier, Maxime Puch, Joe Blatherton, James Cunningham, Elias Bergal, Chris Hankinson, Justin Sangare, Guy Armitage, Matty Russell, Hugo Pezzetto, Nathan Peetz, Lambert Vermas, Maxime Stefani, Tony Gigot, Daniel Alvaro.

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