Pryce Returns

LEON Pryce has been named in Saints 19-man squad to take on Catalan Dragons this Friday.

He returns from a groin injury after only playing five minutes this season – in the win over Catalan back in March.

Also named is Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, who is a doubt for the match, alongside Shaun Magennis who didn’t travel to Wakefield last weekend.

Paul Wellens and Paul Clough miss out with Achilles and ankle injuries respectively.

The squad is:

3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Leon Pryce, 7. Kyle Eastmond, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Scott Moore, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 28. Thomas Makinson.

Trent Robinson, Catalans’ Head Coach, will choose from:

1. Clint Greenshields, 2. Damien Blanche, 9. Ian Henderson, 10. Remi Casty, 11. Steve Menzies, 12. Sebastien Raguin, 13. Gregory Mounis, 15. Jean-Phillipe Baile, 17. Cyril Gossard, 18. Daryl Millard, 19. Frederic Vaccari, 20. Michael Simon, 22. Jamel Fakir, 23. Lopini Paea, 24. Jason Baitieri, 25. Vincent Duport, 26. Eloi Pelissier, 29. Remy Marginet, 30. Thibaut Ancely.

The match kicks off at 8pm and the referee is Phil Bentham.

If you can’t make the match – which is also the Pink Vee Charity Match in aid of Breast Cancer awareness, will be covered extensively in the 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

Catalan Dragons are seeking their third consecutive away win against St Helens, with the Saints’ last home win against the French side coming 42-8 in Round Five of the Carnegie Challenge Cup on 10 May, 2009.

2011 meeting:
Catalan Dragons 16, St Helens 22 (SLR4, 5/3/11)

Super League Summary:
St Helens won 7
Catalans won 5
St Helens highest score: 53-10 (H, 2007) (also widest margin)
Catalans highest score: 30-20 (A, 2010 (Widest margin: 21-0, H, 2007)


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