17th Apr 2017 by TSZ

Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils Preview

The Lowdown

CATALANS DRAGONS

  • The Dragons return home after two successful road trips which has seen them win at Leigh and Huddersfield in the last ten days and now they will want to give their fans something to cheer.
  • The return of Tony Gigot has been a huge boost for them and he is playing extremely well as they look much more potent in the offensive side of their game right now.
  • Fouad Yaha and Justin Horo both return to the 19-man squad for this game while Brayden Wiliame and Paul Seguier are the two players to make way for the returning duo.

Head Coach: Laurent Frayssinous

Squad: Paul Aiton, Lucas Albert, Louis Anderson, Lambert Belmas, Thomas Bosc, Julian Bousquet, Remi Casty, Vincent Duport, Ben Garcia, Tony Gigot, Justin Horo, Krisnan Inu, Thibaut Margalet, Sam Moa, Richie Myler, Mickael Simon, Iain Thornley, Luke Walsh, Fouad Yaha

Unavailable: Luke Burgess (Knee), Jason Baitieri (Injured), Alrix Da Costa (Injured), Greg Bird (Thumb), Jodie Broughton, Brayden Wiliame, Paul Seguier

SALFORD RED DEVILS

  • The Red Devils have won their last five matches now in what has been their best start to a Super League season for years so their confidence levels are understandably high at present.
  • The narrow win over Leigh on Good Friday sees them in second just behind Castleford and they will be keen to keep this run going as they travel to France.
  • Ryan Lannon comes in for the injured Lee Mossop who does not make the journey in what is the only change from Friday's game, while Todd Carney returns to face his former club for the first time.

Head Coach: Ian Watson

Squad: Justin Carney, Todd Carney, Michael Dobson, Mark Flanagan, Greg Johnson, Josh Jones, Craig Kopczak, George Griffin, Ryan Lannon, Rob Lui, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Gareth O'Brien, Olsi Krasniqi, Junior Sa'u, Lama Tasi, Logan Tomkins, Adam Walne, Kris Welham, Josh Wood

Unavailable: Weller Huaraki (Foot), Lee Mossop, Jordan Walne, Niall Evalds, Jake Bibby, Kriss Brining


Analysis - what to expect                
Salford travel to France to face the Dragons in tremendous form having won their last five matches but they come up against a surging Catalans side. The Dragons had the luxury of playing on Wednesday which gave them two extra days of rest compared to Salford and that could be a key factor in the outcome of this game.

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