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      ByMonelo Gabriel

      Mar 24, 2023

      Here’s everything you need to know ahead of the seventh round of the championship, including team news, TV coverage and our predictions.

      The next round of Championship action will kick off on Saturday when Sheffield host second-placed Toulouse at Olympic Legacy Park with a 3pm kick-off.

      Six games follow on Saturday, with no televised event next Monday on Sports.

      Sheffield-Toulouse (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.)

      Matty-Dawson Jones (hamstring), Joel F.Arrell (HIA) and Blake Broadbent (RIB) will not be in the Sheffield squad for the opening game at the weekend.

      Connor Bower, Bayley Lui and Quentin Laulu-Togaga’e all return.

      Harvie Hill has been named for his Toulouse debut after joining the club on loan from Wigan. The club have also confirmed that full-back Olly Ashall-Bott has suffered a season-ending ACL injury. He recently took to social media after the devastating blow.

      Sheffield: Guzdek, Jones-Bishop, Welham Oakes, Bass, Thackeray, Douglas, Halafihi, Dickinson, Bower, Hodgson, Gwaze, Wood, Kirk, Murphy, Chrimes, Liu, Roberts, Sene-Lefao, Laulu-Togaga’e, Aston.

      toulouse: Rennie, Jussaume, Marcon, Ralph, Shorrocks, Belmas, Hansen, Stefani, Marion, Pelissier, akauolaBretherton, Pezet, Armitage, Richards, Baldy, Brochon, Guidez, Hill, Lima.

      Prediction: It’s a divided office in this case: predictions say both sides at eight. I’ll go with the visitors at 10.

      Barrow-Halifax (Sunday, 3:00 p.m.)

      Scotland international Lachlan Walmsley withdraws from the Halifax squad due to a finger injury. After making the switch last week from Featherstone, full-back Brandon Pickersgill has been named for the first time.

      Forklift truck: to be confirmed

      halifax: Calcott, Doro, Fairbank, Gannon, Gee, Inman, Jouffret, Kavanagh, Keyes, Maher, Maizen, McComb, Moore, Murray, Pickersgill, Rawsthorne, Saltonstall, Tangata, Tibbs, Wood, Woodburn-Hall.

      Featherstone vs York (Sunday, 3:00 p.m.)

      Head coach Andrew Henderson named an unchanged 21-man York squad for the trip to Championship leaders Featherstone.

      stonefeather: to be confirmed

      york: Antrobus, Barley, Brown, Clarkson, Daley, Dee, Fitzsimmons, Glover, Harris, Harrison, Hingano, Jubb, Kirmond, Marsh, Michael, Price, Ta’ai, Teanby, Thompson, Towse, Ward.

      Keighley-Bradford (Sunday, 3:00 p.m.)

      German international Jimmy Keinhorst will play for Keighley in the Championship this weekend with double registration for Hull KR.

      Month Agoro retires, replaced by Kyle Kesik.

      Bradford will have three Leeds players at his disposal for his Championship derby with Keighley on Sunday afternoon. The trio Luis Roberts, Liam Tindall and Leon Ruan have been named. George Roby returns after suspension

      Keighley: Young, Stephenson, Graham, Parker, Gaylor, Everett, Levy, Kesik, Spence, Santa, Walker, Chisholm, Storey, Ioane, Doyle, Adebiyi, Tomlinson, Gibbons, Gale, Webster, Keinhorst.

      bradford: Appo, Arundel, Baldwinson, Blackmore, Butler, Flanagan Snr, Foggin-Johnston, Foster, Gill, Holmes, Johnson, Lawford, Lilley, Patton, Roberts, Roby, Rogers, Rouen, Scurr, Tindall, Wallace.

      Prediction: Keighley have already announced ticket sales of over 3,000, but we think it will be a home defeat. Bradford at 12.

      London Broncos vs Swinton (Sunday, 3:00 p.m.)

      Lewis Bienek pulls out of the London squad, with Wigan’s Ramon Silva named on loan. Academy graduate Jensen Monk is named, with Dan Hoyes left out.

      Swinton have confirmed the loan signing of striker Ben Forster on a short-term loan deal from Halifax. Salford couple James Greenwood and Ryan Lannon have also been named along with Wesley Bruines from St Helens.

      london broncos: Albert, Allen, Basset, Davis, Grant, Horsman, Jones, B. Leyland. O.Leyland, Lovell, Macani, Monk, Natoli, Parata, Raiwalui, Silva, Stock, Ulberg, Waine, Walker, Williams.

      Swinton: Abram, Badrock, Baker, Brogan, Bruines, Butt, Greenwood, Gregson, Hall, Lannon, Lowe, Parnaby, Case, Cooper, Cox, Eaves, Forster, Gibson, Rodden, Spedding, Waterworth.

      Prediction: This will be a close one, but we will go with the hosts at six.

      Whitehaven v Batley (Sunday, 3pm)

      white haven: to be confirmed

      batley: to be confirmed


      Chris Thorman has made a change to his Newcastle squad with Alex Donaghy brought in to replace Evan Lawther, who is withdrawing through injury.

      widths: to be confirmed

      newcastle: Johnson, Young, Walker, Wynne, Clegg, Donaghy, Williams, J.Chapelhow, Davies, Clark, Foster, Gallagher, Bailey, Balmforth, T.Chapelhow, Clarke, Tuliatu, Moore, Miller, Laidlaw, Staveley.

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