2019 Super League – Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Saturday 3rd August, 17:00 (UK)

Where is Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves taking place? Stade Gilbert Brutus

What channel is Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves on in the UK? Sky Sports Mix

Where can I stream the match in the UK? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves?

Catalans Dragons – https://www.dragons-billetterie.com/uk

Warrington Wolves – https://shop.warringtonwolves.com/match-tickets.aspx

THE TEAM NEWS

CATALANS DRAGONS

Head Coach: Steve McNamara

Squad: Bird, Bousquet, Casty, Da Costa, Edwards, Garcia, Gigot, Goudemand, Kasiano, Langi, Maria, McIlorum, Mead, Romano, Simon, Tomkins, Wiliame, Whitley, Yaha

Unavailable: Jason Baitieri, Lewis Tierney, Sam Moa, Jodie Broughton

  • Catalans suffered a big defeat to Salford on their last outing and will need to bounce back quickly to remain in the play-off hunt but face a difficult contest as they host second-placed Warrington.

  • The Dragons will be hoping Samisoni Langi is fit enough to return in the halves and he has been named in the 19-man squad but will need to prove his fitness whilst in further good news for the French side, Greg Bird is also back in the squad following a long injury lay-off.

  • Kenny Edwards is the third addition to the squad after he served his suspension with Matty Smith, Benjamin Jullien and Lucas Albert all making way whilst the news on winger Jodie Broughton is not good after he was ruled out for the season.

WARRINGTON WOLVES

Head Coach: Steve Price

Squad: Akauola, Austin, Burrell, D. Clark, J. Clark, Cooper, Currie, Davis, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, King, Lineham, Livett, Mamo, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford

Unavailable: Kevin Brown, Stefan Ratchford, Ben Westwood, Josh Charnley

  • Warrington came out on top of their Challenge Cup semi-final with Hull FC as they put two poor league results behind them to progress to Wembley for the third consecutive year but will need to replicate that form for this challenging trip to Perpignan.

  • After a gruelling semi-final, the trip to France may see Warrington head coach Steve Price rotate his squad to keep them fresh but he has named a similar squad to last week at this point.

  • Stefan Ratchford was a late inclusion last week following a long time on the sidelines through injury and retains his place with Josh Charnley dropping out of the 19 whilst Sitaleki Akauola returns following his ban and takes the place of Lama Tasi.

THE PREDICTION

Warrington will be aiming to avoid a Cup hangover as they head to the south of France to face Catalans. The Dragons were back to their inconsistent ways as they slipped to defeat at Salford in a disappointing performance but must bounce back here to stay in the play-off mix and can just edge this. They have some big names back in their side and following a week off to get themselves fresh, they could take advantage of Warrington’s energy-sapping display last week to secure a vital win.

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