Squad Named

GARY Wheeler has been named in the 19-man squad for Friday’s Engage Super League home match against Huddersfield Giants.

He makes his return for the first time since he was injured in the Good Friday clash at Wigan Warriors.

Nathan Ashe and Tom Armstrong are also named in the ‘19′ but Kyle Eastmond, Jonny Lomax, Chris Flannery and Tommy Makinson all miss out.

The squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Leon Pryce, 9. James Roby, 10. James Graham, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 14. Scott Moore, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 16. Paul Clough, 17. Gary Wheeler, 18. Matty Ashurst, 19. Andrew Dixon, 22. Jamie Foster, 24. Tom Armstrong, 25. Lee Gaskell, 27. Nathan Ashe.

Nathan Brown, Huddersfield’s Head Coach, will choose from:

1. Scott Grix, 2. Michael Lawrence, 3. Leroy Cudjoe, 4. Lee Gilmour, 5. David Hodgson, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Danny Brough, 8. Eorl Crabtree, 9. Luke Robinson, 10. Darrell Griffin, 11. Luke O’Donnell, 12. David Fa’alogo, 13. David Faiumu, 16. Andy Raleigh, 17. Danny Kirmond, 18. Larne Patrick, 19. Graeme Horne, 20. Jermaine McGillvary, 27. Jacob Fairbank.

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

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.

Huddersfield are seeking their first away win against St Helens in the summer era on Friday night – all four of the Giants’ Super League wins against the Saints have come at home.

Huddersfield’s last league win at Knowsley Road was 16-15 on November 26 1978 – with Saints winning 17 successive home competitive fixtures since then.

Last Ten Meetings:
Huddersfield 40 St Helens 18 (SLR14, 14/5/11)
St Helens 42 Huddersfield 22 (SLQSF, 24/9/10)
St Helens 30 Huddersfield 22 (SLR17, 11/6/10)
Huddersfield 6 St Helens 24 (SLR8, 28/3/10)
St Helens 15 Huddersfield 2 (SLQPO, 19/9/09)
St Helens 12 Huddersfield 10 (SLR25, 21/8/09)
Huddersfield 24 St Helens 14 (CCSF, 9/8/09)
(at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)
Huddersfield 6 St Helens 23 (SLR2, 22/2/09)
Huddersfield 22 St Helens 40 (SLR26, 24/8/08)
St Helens 46 Huddersfield 16 (SLR18, 29/6/08)

Super League Summary:
St Helens won 26 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs)
Huddersfield won 4
St Helens highest score: 68-18 (H, 1998) (Widest margin: 68-18, H, 1998; 54-4, H, 2007)
Huddersfield highest score: 40-18 (H, 2011) (also widest margin)

Paul Wellens is set to make his 400th appearance for the Club on Friday.

He made his debut for the club at Knowsley Road against Halifax on August 30, 1998, and will be the 14th player in St Helens history to reach the milestone – and the first to reach the total whilst playing exclusively in the summer era.

Wellens also needs four tries to reach 200 career touchdowns, having scored 185 for Saints, four for Great Britain (2001-2002 & 2004-2007), four for England (2000-2001 & 2008) and three for Lancashire (2001-2003).

Four tries will also see him move up the list of all-time St Helens tryscorers, into joint seventh place with Alan Hunte (189). Three scores will draw him level with Duggie Greenall (188) in eighth.


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