Cup Squad Named

SAINTS have announced their 19-man squad for Sunday’s Challenge Cup for Sunday’s Carnegie Challenge Cup tie with Featherstone Rovers.

As expected, Chris Flannery and Josh Perry miss out through injury and therefore there is a call up for Jordan Hand – a prop forward from the U20s set up.

He joins teammates Joe Greenwood and Warren Thompson and therefore one of those three will make their first team debut at the weekend.

The squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 12. Jon Wilkin, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 18. Matty Ashurst, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 24. Tom Armstrong, 27. Nathan Ashe, 28. Thomas Makinson, 29. Scott Hale, 32. Joe Greenwood, 33. Warren Thompson, 34. Jordan Hand.

Daryl Powell, Rovers’ Head Coach, will choose from:

1. Ian Hardman, 2. Bryn Powell, 3. Sam Smeaton, 4. Andrew Bostock, 5. Tom Saxton, 6. Andy Kain, 7. Liam Finn, 8. Tony Tonks, 9. Ben Kaye, 10. Stuart Dickens, 11. Jon Grayshon, 12. Tim Spears, 13. Matty Dale, 14. Liam Welham, 15. Michael Haley, 16. Iain Morrison, 17. Greg Worthington, 18. Ross Divorty, 19. Zak Hardaker, 20. Dominic Dee, 21. James Davey, 22. Jon Steel, 23. Tom Carr, 24. Mufaro Mvududu, 25. David Nurse, 26. Ryan Gaunt, 27. Dave Williams, 28. Jonny Hepworth, 29. Tom Hemingway, 30. Kirk Netherton, Nathan Chappell, Matty Johnson, Cayci Pearson.

The match kicks off at 3pm and the referee is James Child.

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 Facebook sites.

Tickets for the match are still on sale at the Saints Superstore in St Helens Town Centre, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on to

You can also gain entry through the cash turnstiles on Sunday (North, West and East) or buy tickets from the ticket office on the day (from 1pm). Turnstiles open at 1.30pm.



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