John Bateman in Wigan Warriors side for friendly
John Bateman will today make his first appearance in a Wigan shirt for more than two years.
The forward, back at the club after two years at Canberra, is included in the side for their friendly at Salford (4pm kick-off).
Liam Marshall, Jai Field, Oliver Gildart, Bevan French and Jackson Hastings are absent, as expected.
Joe Burgess - who left Wigan last year - was missing from Salford's side because of an ankle injury suffered in training but ex-Warriors Morgan Escare and Jack Wells played against their former club for the first time since departing.
The Warriors' 12 man bench included four youngsters given a taste of the senior level - Alex Sutton, Matty Nicholson, Aiden Roden and Brad O'Neil.
Salford: Escare; Sio, Watkins, Sarginson, Inu; Lolohea, Brown; Ormondroyd, Ackers, Ikahihifo, Lannon, Pauli, Addy. Subs: Atkin, Costello, Aspey, Johnson, Livett, Taylor, Roberts, Wells, Williams, Greenwood.
Wigan: Hardaker; Hanley, Isa, McDonnell, Bibby; Leuluai, Smith; Partington, Powell, Singleton, Bateman, Farrell, Havard. Subs: Bullock, Byrne, Clark, Clubb, Halsall, Sutton, Kilner, Nicholson, O'Neil, Roden, Shorrocks, Smithies.
Referee: Chris Kendall