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Magic Day 2: Play-off contenders and a city divided

Three extra Betfred Tremendous League video games on Sunday in Newcastle; Huddersfield Giants vs Salford Purple Devils (1pm), Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves (3.15pm), Hull Kingston Rovers vs Hull FC (5.30pm); watch all of it from St James’ Park stay on Sky Sports activities

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Final Up to date: 09/07/22 11:18am

Hull KR and Hull FC bring Magic Weekend 2022 to a close with a derby clash Hull KR and Hull FC bring Magic Weekend 2022 to a close with a derby clash

Hull KR and Hull FC deliver Magic Weekend 2022 to a detailed with a derby conflict

We check out what’s being mentioned and crew information because the Betfred Tremendous League’s Magic Weekend concludes at St James Park in Newcastle on Sunday…

Huddersfield Giants vs Salford Purple Devils (1pm)

Again-to-back wins have helped carry Salford right into a place the place they’re simply two factors off the Tremendous League play-off locations, however they face a stiff check of these ambitions in Sunday’s opener.

The Purple Devils tackle a Huddersfield aspect who at the moment sit fourth within the desk and are coached by their former head coach, Ian Watson.

Huddersfield Giants vs Salford Purple Devils

July 10, 2022, 12:30pm

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One man who has been impressed with the Giants this 12 months is Kallum Watkins, who was a part of Watson’s crew which reached the Problem Cup last in 2020, however naturally he hopes it is going to be Salford who’re lighting up St James’ Park.

“Huddersfield have been improbable,” Watkins mentioned. “They have a coach who will get the most effective out of them and obtained the most effective out of Salford when he was right here.

“It is at all times nice going to Newcastle. It is a improbable stadium and the environment is basically good as nicely. We simply proceed to maintain progressing the game and placing it on the market for individuals to see.

“However the massive factor is ensuring we offer the most effective leisure and nice video games, which we get lots on the Magic Weekend, so it must be an incredible occasion for everyone.”

Super League stars Ryan Brierley and Tony Gigot both say they are excited and determined to do well at Magic Weekend in Newcastle.

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Tremendous League stars Ryan Brierley and Tony Gigot each say they’re excited and decided to do nicely at Magic Weekend in Newcastle.

Tremendous League stars Ryan Brierley and Tony Gigot each say they’re excited and decided to do nicely at Magic Weekend in Newcastle.

The Purple Devils are boosted by the return of skipper Elijah Taylor after he missed final week’s 32-24 win away to Warrington Wolves, the place the guests fought again from 16 factors right down to win.

Huddersfield, in the meantime, welcome difficult French half-back Theo Fages again into their crew as they goal to rebound from a 26-18 defeat away to Castleford Tigers.

Ashton Golding is relishing the event in Newcastle, however is aware of sticking to the rules which have gotten the Giants this far is what’s going to win the day.

“With us, we may play wherever and it is simply one other two factors,” Golding mentioned. “For us, it is the identical end result and the preparation would be the similar.

Highlights of the Betfred Super League clash between Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants.

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Highlights of the Betfred Tremendous League conflict between Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants.

Highlights of the Betfred Tremendous League conflict between Castleford Tigers and Huddersfield Giants.

“It is just a little totally different with the journey, however the end result is identical – so the preparation is identical.

“It isn’t a case of we predict we’ll win each sport…but when we prep proper and do the whole lot proper then it is ours to lose in most video games.”

Named squads

Huddersfield Giants: Will Pryce, Jermaine McGillvary, Ashton Golding, Tui Lolohea, Theo Fages, Danny Levi, Michael Lawrence, Josh Jones, Chris McQueen, Luke Yates, Matty English, Joe Greenwood, Owen Trout, Oliver Wilson, Leroy Cudjoe, Olly Russell, Innes Senior, Nathan Mason, Jack Ashworth, Sam Hewitt, Toby King.

Salford Purple Devils: Ryan Brierley, Ken Sio, Kallum Watkins, Tim Lafai, Joe Burgess, Brodie Croft, Marc Sneyd, Sitaleki Akauola, Andy Ackers, Greg Burke, Elijah Taylor, Ryan Lannon, Harvey Livett, Chris Atkin, Jack Ormondroyd, Rhys Williams, Matt Costello, Sam Luckley, Deon Cross, Alex Gerrard, Tyler Dupree.

Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves (3.15pm)

Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves

July 10, 2022, 3:00pm

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This was not how 2022 was meant to go for Warrington. Extensively anticipated to be among the many contenders once more, the Wolves discover themselves languishing in tenth in Tremendous League and 4 factors off the play-offs heading into Magic Weekend.

The duty will get no simpler for Daryl Powell’s males as they face final 12 months’s Grand Ultimate runners-up Catalans Dragons, who journey to St James’ Park buoyed by their 20-18 win at house to reigning champions St Helens.

George Williams is aware of how essential this sport might be for Warrington’s season and, whereas the play-offs usually are not but out of attain, the England worldwide cautioned they can’t maintain slipping up.

“We have been trying to find some time to seek out an 80-minute efficiency and we’re nonetheless on the lookout for that,” Williams mentioned.

Warrington's Joe Bullock says that the Magic Weekend fixture is one of the first he looks out for as his side aim to kickstart their season against Catalans.

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Warrington’s Joe Bullock says that the Magic Weekend fixture is without doubt one of the first he seems to be out for as his aspect goal to kickstart their season towards Catalans.

Warrington’s Joe Bullock says that the Magic Weekend fixture is without doubt one of the first he seems to be out for as his aspect goal to kickstart their season towards Catalans.

“We have been working exhausting in coaching, however we have to ship on the pitch now. Hopefully we will try this, beginning in Newcastle.

“We have got a tricky check towards Catalans – they’ve simply come off an incredible efficiency beating Saints at house, so we all know we have got a job on our fingers. We want some wins on the board.”

Williams is certainly one of two gamers again in motion for the Wolves from the defeat at house to Salford, with Matty Ashton returning too. Nonetheless, entrance row trio Mike Cooper (sickness), Kyle Amor and Joe Philbin (each injured) are unavailable.

Arthur Mourgue, Tom Davies, Julian Bousquet, Mike McMeeken and Jordan Dezaria will miss the sport by means of harm for the Dragons, whereas Micky McIlorum, Dylan Napa and Sam Kasiano are all suspended.

Highlights of the Betfred Super League match between Warrington Wolves and Salford Red Devils.

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Highlights of the Betfred Tremendous League match between Warrington Wolves and Salford Purple Devils.

Highlights of the Betfred Tremendous League match between Warrington Wolves and Salford Purple Devils.

Head coach Steve McNamara has Corentin Le Cam, Mathieu Cozza, Cesar Rouge and Romain Franco again from their mortgage spells although, and Josh Drinkwater has backed these gamers to come back to the fore.

“We have got a great squad and quite a lot of depth,” Drinkwater mentioned. “In the mean time we’re being examined as a result of we have got a couple of gamers out, however the boys who’ve are available in are doing an incredible job.

“They stepped up once more [against St Helens]. We have got quite a lot of depth and the younger French boys have educated actually exhausting over the previous few years, and we’re beginning to reap the rewards now.”

Named squads

Catalans Dragons: Samisoni Langi, Fouad Yaha, Mitchell Pearce, Josh Drinkwater, Gil Dudson, Matt Whitley, Benjamin Garcia, Alrix Da Costa, Benjamin Jullien, Paul Seguier, Mickael Goudemand, Matthieu Laguerre, Arthur Romano, Tyrone Could, Corentin Le Cam, Mathieu Cozza, Cesar Rouge, Romain Franco, Joe Chan, Sam Tomkins, Tiaki Chan.

Highlights of the match between the Catalans Dragons and St Helens in the Betfred Super League.

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Highlights of the match between the Catalans Dragons and St Helens within the Betfred Tremendous League.

Highlights of the match between the Catalans Dragons and St Helens within the Betfred Tremendous League.

Warrington Wolves: Matty Ashton, Joe Bullock, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Riley Dean, James Harrison, Oliver Holmes, Peter Mata’utia, Thomas Mikaele, Greg Minikin, Robbie Mulhern, Matty Nicholson, Stefan Ratchford, Josh Thewlis, Danny Walker, Jake Wardle, Gareth Widdop, George Williams, Connor Wrench.

Hull Kingston Rovers vs Hull FC (5.30pm)

Hull FC followers will probably be hoping the return of Luke Gale can present a spark to the Black and Whites, who journey to Magic Weekend for the derby conflict towards their bitter cross-city rivals with 12 gamers sidelined by means of harm or suspension.

Ligi Sao, Kane Evans, and Jordan Johnstone joined that record this week after being handed two-match bans following final week’s 62-16 defeat towards Leeds Rhinos.

Head coach Brett Hodgson has been capable of enhance his squad by bringing in Jack Walker, Josh Simm, and Ellis Longstaff on mortgage, whereas Connor Wynne hopes skipper Gale’s involvement will help the aspect as they search to avenge the derby defeat at Hull KR on Good Friday.

Hull Ok R vs Hull FC

July 10, 2022, 5:30pm

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“I feel most weeks, particularly lately, we have tried forcing the problem in video games,” Wynne mentioned. “I feel going set-for-set might be the way in which ahead and I feel having Luke Gale again might be key for us.

“Simply bringing that management and quietness to our assault will assist us cool down and I feel that might be massive for us.”

It’s all change for Hull KR on this match too, with Danny McGuire stepping as much as take cost on an interim foundation after outgoing head coach Tony Smith was stood down for the remainder of the season.

The Robins are aiming to bounce again from a 28-6 defeat away to backside aspect Toulouse Olympique final weekend and McGuire is relishing being in cost for a showdown with their rivals from West Hull.

Hull Kingston Rovers full-back Lachlan Coote believes Tony Smith has left the club in a better place following his dismissal.

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Hull Kingston Rovers full-back Lachlan Coote believes Tony Smith has left the membership in a greater place following his dismissal.

Hull Kingston Rovers full-back Lachlan Coote believes Tony Smith has left the membership in a greater place following his dismissal.

“I like the Magic Weekend derby,” McGuire mentioned. “The environment has a carnival really feel and is a favorite of mine.

“The derby makes the hairs in your neck get up – I like the Hull derby. It isn’t simply a typical sport. It means a lot to lots of people, and I am stressing that to my gamers main as much as Sunday.”

Ryan Corridor, George King and Matty Storton all miss out for Hull KR, however teenage academy props Connor Moore (19) and Zach Fishwick (17) make the squad for the primary time.

Named squads

Hull Kingston Rovers: Lachlan Coote, Ben Crooks, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Albert Vete, Matt Parcell, Dean Hadley, Jez Litten, Korbin Sims, Elliot Minchella, Jimmy Keinhorst, Will Dagger, Mikey Lewis, Rowan Milnes, Will Maher, Ethan Ryan, Sam Wooden, Greg Richards, Frankie Halton, Will Tate, Connor Moore, Zach Fishwick.

Hull FC: Josh Griffin, Darnell McIntosh, Luke Gale, Danny Houghton, Chris Satae, Jordan Lane, Joe Lovodua, Brad Fash, Jack Brown, Connor Wynne, Jacob Hookem, Aidan Burrell, Jamie Shaull, Scott Taylor, Charlie Severs, Davy Litten, Matty Laidlaw, Jack Walker, Josh Simm, Ellis Longstaff, Lewis Martin.

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