Clash of the Titans: Previewing Super League Round 12’s Thrilling Matchups

Rugby league fans are in for an electrifying evening as the Super League’s top teams clash in Round 12. Discover the confirmed 21-man squads, key player returns, and storylines to watch for in this crucial weekend of rugby league action.

Super League Round 12: Confirmed Squads for Friday’s Matches

Rugby league enthusiasts are in for an action-packed Friday evening, as the 21-man squads for the three Super League fixtures have been announced. Let’s dive into the team news ahead of this round’s crucial clashes.

Castleford Tigers vs. Hull FC

Castleford Tigers coach Craig Lingard has made four changes to the side that suffered a heavy defeat against league leaders St Helens two weeks ago. Sylvester Namo, Nixon Putt, Samy Kibula, and Jason Qareqare, who recently signed a new two-year deal with the club, have all been included. They replace half-back Jacob Miller, winger Louis Senior, and forwards Fletcher Rooney and Brad Martin.

Hull FC‘s Simon Grix has also made four changes to his lineup, with Joe Cator, Davy Litten, Matty Laidlaw, and Franklin Pele (who has been loaned to York Knights) missing out. Jack Ashworth, Harvey Barron, and two potential debutants for the season in Brad Fash and Ben Reynolds (on loan from Hull KR) have been named in the 21-man squad.

Huddersfield Giants vs. Leigh Leopards

Huddersfield Giants coach Ian Watson has made three changes to the side that suffered a comprehensive defeat against Warrington Wolves in the Challenge Cup. Joe Greenwood, Adam Milner, and Adam Swift have been replaced by the returning Chris Hill, Matty English, and Harry Rushton. Leigh Leopards‘ team news is yet to be released.

St Helens vs. Leeds Rhinos

Reigning champions St Helens have made two changes, with Tee Ritson and Jake Wingfield (out for over three months due to a shoulder injury) missing out. Jonny Vaughan and Agnatius Paasi, who has recovered from his injuries, have been named in the 21-man squad.

Leeds Rhinos have received a significant boost, with Brodie Croft and Harry Newman included in the squad. Matty Russell, who joined on a short-term loan from Warrington Wolves, has also been named.

The stage is set for an exciting evening of rugby league action, as these Super League sides look to secure crucial points in their respective campaigns.

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