19-Man Squad

JOSH Perry and Matty Ashurst have been called up Saints 19-man squad for Friday’s match with Harlequins.

Perry is set to make his bow in the game after arriving from Manly Sea Eagles.

Included for the first time is Matty Ashurst, but there is no room for Jon Wilkin, Leon Pryce or Sia Soliola who are sidelined through injury.

Gary Wheeler is continuing to recover from his back muscle problem but the game comes a week too early.

Therefore, Royce Simmons’ 19-man squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 5. Francis Meli, 7. Kyle Eastmond, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Scott Moore, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 16. Paul Clough, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell.

Rob Powell, Quins’ Head Coach, will choose from:

1. Luke Dorn, 3. Tony Clubb, 5. Chris Melling, 6. Luke Gale, 7. Chad Randall, 8. Karl Temata, 9. Andy Ellis, 10. Oliver Wilkes, 11. Nick Kouparitsas, 12. Chris Bailey, 13. Rob Purdham, 15. Luke Ambler, 16. Mike Burnett, 17. Danny Ward, 19. Lamont Bryan, 21. Olsi Krasniqi, 23. Mark Calderwood, 31. Karl Pryce, 32. Joe Mellor.

The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Ben Thaler.

If you can’t make the match, it will be covered extensively in the new look Match Centre as well as on Saints’ Official Twitter and Official Facebook sites.

You can also listen by tuning in to Wish FM on 102.4 FM, DAB or by clicking here.

St Helens have won their last ten meetings with Harlequins. Nine of those wins came in Super League, the other coming in Round Five of last season’s Carnegie Challenge Cup.

Harlequins’ last win was 14-6 at Knowsley Road on 9 February, 2007, in Round 1 of Super League XII. This remains the London club’s only victory against Saints as Harlequins.

Super League summary:
St Helens won 32 (including 1 win in 2003 play-offs)
Harlequins won 4
2 draws
St Helens highest score: 62-16 (H, 2003) (Widest margin: 54-0, A, 2008)
Harlequins highest score: 40-6 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)


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