Cup Squad Named

SAINTS have named a virtually unchanged 19-man squad for Sunday’s Challenge Cup Quarter Final tie against Hull KR at the Stobart Stadium.

Paul Wellens’ selection in place of Matty Ashurst is the only difference from the one that lined up to face Catalans last week.

The squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 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, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Jonny Lomax, 21. Shaun Magennis, 22. Jamie Foster, 25. Lee Gaskell, 28. Thomas Makinson.

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

1. Shaun Briscoe, 2. Peter Fox, 3. Kris Welham, 4. Jake Webster, 5. Liam Colbon, 6. Blake Green, 7. Michael Dobson, 8. Rhys Lovegrove, 9. Ben Fisher, 11. Clint Newton, 12. Ben Galea, 13. Scott Murrell, 15. Scott Wheeldon, 16. Jason Netherton, 17. Matt Cook, 18. Josh Hodgson, 20. Michael Vella, 21. Sam Latus, 22. Scott Taylor.

The match kicks off at 3pm and the referee is Ben Thaler.

If you can’t make the match it 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

Sunday’s game will be the third time in six seasons the sides have met in the Challenge Cup. Hull KR are seeking their first win in the competition against the Saints since 1985.

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:
2008 (Quarter Final) Hull KR 18 St Helens 24
2006 (Semi-Final) Hull KR 0 St Helens 50 @ Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
1985 (Round 1) St Helens 3 Hull KR 8
1981 (Semi-Final) Hull KR 22 St Helens 5 @ at Headingley, Leeds
1966 (Quarter Final) St Helens 12 Hull KR 10
1902 (Round 1) Hull KR 7 St Helens 0

2011 meeting:
St Helens 34 Hull KR 16 (SLR8, 1/4/11)

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