Soliola and Wilkin Return

SAINTS have announced their 19-man squad for Friday’s home date with Bradford Bulls.

Sia Soliola and Jon Wilkin make their return to the side from injury whilst Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook should also recover in time from the match.

Josh Perry is ‘probable’ for the clash but Paul Clough misses out.

Scott Moore won’t be available after his ban appeal was turned down therefore Andy Dixon has been called into the 19.

Royce Simmons’ 19-man squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 17. Gary Wheeler, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andy Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell.

Mick Potter, Bradford’s Head Coach, will choose from:

1. Michael Platt, 3. Paul Sykes, 4. Chev Walker, 5. Patrick Ah Van, 6. Brett Kearney, 7. Marc Herbert, 8. Nick Scruton, 9. Heath L’Estrange, 10. Andy Lynch, 11. Olivier Elima, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 13. Jamie Langley, 14. Matt Diskin, 15. Bryn Hargreaves, 16. Craig Kopczak, 18. Shaun Ainscough, 23. Tom Olbison, 25. Shad Royston, 32. Kyle Briggs.

The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Richard Silverwood.

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 three Super League meetings with Bradford. The Bulls’ last win was 34-30 at Knowsley Road on 24 April, 2009.

Super League summary:
St Helens won 23 (includes wins in 1999 and 2002 Grand Finals; 1998 play-offs)
Bradford won 20 (includes wins in 1999, 2002 and 2005 play-offs)
St Helens highest score: 66-4 (A, 2005) (also widest margin)
Bradford highest score: 64-24 (H, 2004) (Widest margin: 54-8, H, 2004)


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