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Saturday, 3 March, 2001, 14:41 GMT
Sunday Super League preview
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Bradford and St Helens will try again to play their weather-delayed Super League opener on Sunday.

There are also three other scheduled games as the sixth season of summer rugby gets underway in earnest.

Bradford v St Helens

England winger Leon Pryce is poised to make his Bulls comeback from a shoulder injury sustained in the World Cup.

He is named in a 19-strong squad, along with second rower Lee Radford, as cover for Lee Gilmour, who damaged a hamstring against Halifax last Sunday.

Friday's postponement has given St Helens hooker Keiron Cunningham another two days to recover from knee surgery, although understudy Mick Higham remains in the squad.

Saints have called up Mark Edmondson in place of the suspended Vila Matautia.

They welcome back Sean Hoppe, Kevin Iro, Sean Long, David Fairleigh and Peter Shiels, who all were rested for last Sunday's Cup win at Whitehaven.


Huddersfield v Halifax

Huddersfield will give a debut to new Australian centre Brandon Costin if he shakes off the effects of jet lag.

Coach Tony Smith is awaiting medical advice on full-back Graham Appo, who sustained a broken nose against Doncaster last Sunday.

Paul Reilly is on standby to reclaim his full-back spot and Welsh international Hefin O'Hare is also added to the squad.

Halifax have added winger Oliver Marns and 17-year-old back row forward Danny Tickle to the squad mauled by Bradford last Sunday.

Both are likely to figure while centre Damian Gibson has shaken off the effects ofslight concussion.


Hull v Salford

Prop Luke Felsch has recovered from flu and returns to the Hull pack, but coach Shaun McRae has a dilemma over the full-back berth.

Steve Prescott is still affected by a thigh injury and Deon Bird, who stood in against London last Sunday, has a hairline fracture in his hand.

If Matt Crowther is switched to full-back, former Leeds winger Gareth Raynor will make his debut.

The much-travelled Bobbie Goulding is poised to make his belated debut for the Reds after recovering from a broken thumb.

He is named in John Harvey's squad and is expected to get the scrum-half spot ahead of Graham Holroyd.

Salford's only absentee is Australian centre or second rower Jason Nicol, who is recovering from a knee operation.


Wakefield v Castleford

Wakefield's Paul March is being lined up to take over as scrum-half from former Castleford favourite Brad Davis, who has a knee injury.

Coach John Harbin will also give a fitness test to captain and loose forward Willie Poching, who missed last Sunday's Cup win at Oldham with a leg injury.

Castleford's new scrum-half capture Mitch Healey, who pulled out of last week's Cup-tie against Leeds with a hamstring injury, remains doubtful.

Tigers coach Stuart Raper will delay selection of his side until the last minute.

He is definitely without prop Nathan Sykes, who has joined Jason Flowers, Dale Fritz and Jon Roper on the casualty list.

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