19-Man Squad Named

SAINTS have announced their 19-man Squad for Friday’s engage Super League clash with Hull KR.

Tommy Makinson has been recalled to the team following his debut in the 56-22 at Salford.

Andrew Dixon also comes in with Francis Meli, Paul Clough and Jon Wilkin missing through injury.

Therefore, Royce Simmons’ 19-man squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Scott Moore, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 17. Gary Wheeler, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 28. Tommy Makinson.

Justin Morgan, Hull KR Head Coach, will choose from:

1. Shaun Briscoe, 2. Peter Fox, 3. Kris Welham, 4. Jake Webster, 6. Blake Green, 8. Rhys Lovegrove, 9. Ben Fisher, 10. Joel Clinton, 12. Ben Galea, 13. Scott Murrell, 14. Liam Watts, 15. Scott Wheeldon, 16. Jason Netherton, 18. Josh Hodgson, 19. Craig Hall, 21. Sam Latus, 22. Scott Taylor, 23. Willie Mason, 28. Ben Cockayne.

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.

Tickets are still on sale from the Saints Ticket Office in St Helens Town Centre, by calling 01744 455 052 or logging on to www.saintssuperstore.com


Super League Summary:

St Helens won 5
Hull KR won 4
St Helens highest score: 68-12 (H, 2010) (also widest margin)
Hull KR highest score: 28-24 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 26-10, H, 2009)

PAUL WELLENS’ three tries (two against Bradford and one against Leeds) in the last two Engage Super League rounds have seen the Saints fullback move up the list of all-time St Helens try-scorers.

With 178 he now sits 9th of the list and needs and needs 11 tries to overhaul Duggie Greenall and draw level with Alan Hunte.

1. Tom van Vollenhoven 392
2. Les Jones 282
3. Alf Ellaby 280
4. Steve Llewellyn 239
5. Roy Mathias 218
6. Anthony Sullivan 213
7. Alan Hunte 189
8. Duggie Greenall 188
9. Paul Wellens 178
10. Frank Wilson 176

MICHAEL SHENTON needs one try for a career century of touchdowns. He has 93 tries for Castleford Tigers between 2004 and 2010, two for England in 2010 and currently has four for Saints in 2011.

FRANCIS MELI needs two tries for a century for St Helens.

JAMES GRAHAM will make his 200th appearance for the club on Friday and a special guard of honour is planned.


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