Wilkin (above) has made his longawaited return to the pack, with half-backs
Travis Burns and Luke Walsh finally back in tandem.
Hull look weak at half-back
with string-puller Daniel Holdsworth having returned to Australia.
It is tempting to take up the offer of Super League players on loan, but we will only do that for players in the right areas - and now that means at half-back
A lot of half-backs
will run or kick just because they have not done it for a while, but Andy does things for a reason.
It wasn't easy to knock the last half-back
line that was there," said Buckley.
With fellow half-back
Lance Hohaia ruled out for another five weeks with a foot injury and full-back Jonny Lomax (knee) and loose forward Jon Wilkin (shoulder) also sidelined for lengthy spells, Saints will be without a host of key players for the run-in.
WELSH squad half-backs
Rhodri Williams and Rhys Priestland drop down to the replacements bench for the Scarlets' trip to face Zebre in Italy this evening.
Rhys Hanbury has become the latest Crusaders player to secure his future in Super League club after signing a two-year deal with Widnes.
Rhys Hanbury has become the latest player to extend his stay with the Crusaders after signing a three-year contract extension which will take him to the end of the 2014 season.
MICHAEL BROWN will slot into the Gateshead Thunder half-back
role after Chris Hood's transfer search proved fruitless this week.
New signing Dominic Maloney is included while half-back
Ben Black should make his return after a month on the sidelines with a hand injury.
In 2005 when they won their last All-Ireland Curran made up one third of the greatest half-back
line in modern history.
European rugby's top two half-back
pairings collide today in Cardiff to decide the destiny of the Six Nations.
While the Bradford half-back
was helped groggily to the sidelines to play no further part, Vagana was placed on report and will face a disciplinary hearing tomorrow if a video review panel decide he has a case to answer.
The arrival of winger Tom Lineham from Hull will give Warrington coach Tony Smith extra options, though he remains keen to sign a replacement for Catalan-bound half-back