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Domic boost for Wakefield
Wakefield welcome back centre Sid Domic for Saturday?s engage Super League match at Leigh Centurions.
The former Warrington favourite has played only one of Wakefield?s 12 League and Cup matches so far this season because of a hernia and hip problem but returns along with French international forward Olivier Elima (hamstring).
Michael Korkidas (knee) and Jamie Field (hamstring) also return after missing last week?s win over London.
Coach Shane McNally said: ?We still have a long injury list but finally players are coming back into contention and are raring to go.?
Domic?s only appearance came in the home fixture with Leigh on March 6 when he scored two tries in a 38-26 win.
Australian hooker Robbie Mears will make his Leigh debut, although he is expected to start on the bench after flying into the country just three days before the match.
The Centurions also have stand-off Jason Kent in the squad after missing the last two games with a foot injury.
Leigh Centurions v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, The Coliseum, Saturday April 30 2005 Leigh 18-man squad: Cooper, J. Duffy, Fleary, Jackson, Jones, Kent, Leafa, Maden, Marshall, McCurrie, Rowley, Smyth, Stapleton, Sturm, Knott, Wilshere, Stevens, Mears. Wakefield 18-man squad: Wainwright, Demetriou, Domic, Tadulala, Rooney, Jeffries, Griffin, March, Korkidas, J. Field, Obst, Wrench, Elima, King, M. Field, Applegarth, Kirk, O?Neill. Referee: A Klein
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Leuluai boost for Broncos
London Broncos welcome back scrum-half Thomas Leuluai from Test duty as they face Bradford Bulls in round 12 of engage Super League.
Paul Sykes reverts to centre, and threequarters Jon Wells and Tyrone Smith are also set to return for Anthony Armour and John Kirkpatrick.
Bradford will be unchanged as long as full-back Michael Withers proves his fitness after limping out of his side?s 40-8 win over Wigan.
Youngsters Brett Ferres, Matt Cook and Ryan Atkins are added to last week?s squad as cover.
London v Bradford, Griffin Park, Sunday May 1 London 20-man: Bradley-Qalilawa, Dorn, Greenwood, Haumono, Highton, Hopkins, Leuluai, Lolohea, Lucky Luisi, McLinden, Mbu, O?Halloran, Purdham, Smith, Stephenson, Sykes, Tookey, Trindall, Wells, Williams. Bradford 20-man: Ferres, Deacon, Cook, Fielden, Harris, Withers, Langley, Lynch, Meyers, Parker, Paul, Peacock, Pratt, K. Pryce, L. Pryce, Radford, Reardon, Atkins, Vagana, Vainikolo. Referee: R Laughton
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Raynor recovers to face Reds
Hull have winger Gareth Raynor back in their squad to face Salford in engage Super League after missing the last three games with a knee injury.
Forwards Chris Chester and Garreth Carvell also return from illness for the match at the KC Stadium.
Salford are expected to keep the same starting line-up for the fourth successive match, although Stuart Dickens, Nathan McAvoy and Darren Bamford are added to the squad.
Hull v Salford, The KC Stadium, Sunday May 1 Hull 20-man: Briscoe, Blacklock, Yeaman, Eagar, Raynor, R. Horne, Dowes, King, McMenemy, Kearney, Cooke, Tony, Thackray, Saxton, Chester, Carvell, Brough, McNicholas, G. Horne, Whiting. Salford 20-man: Beverley, Hodgson, Littler, Stewart, Robinson, Coley, Alker, Rutgerson, Sibbit, Baldwin, Charles, Shipway, D. Bamford, Jonkers, Haggerty, Dickens, Stringer, McAvoy, Langi, McGuinness. Referee: I Smith
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