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Final Squad Named

SAINTS have named their 19-man squad for the Engage Super League Grand Final against Leeds Rhinos on Saturday October 8.

Royce Simmons keeps faith with 18 from the original squad that beat Wigan Warriors to ensure passage to the showpiece.

The only change from that side is Tom Armstrong coming in for Leon Pryce.

Therefore the 19 are:

1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 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, 20. Jonny Lomax, 22. Jamie Foster, 24. Tom Armstrong, 25. Lee Gaskell, 28. Tom Makinson.
Leeds squad is:

1. Brent Webb, 3. Brett Delaney, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Danny McGuire, 7. Rob Burrow, 8 Kylie Leuluai, 9. Danny Buderus, 10. Jamie Peacock,11. Jamie Jones-Buchanan, 12. Carl Ablett, 13. Kevin Sinfield, 14. Ali Lauitiiti, 16. Ryan Bailey, 17. Ian Kirke, 19. Kallum Watkins, 20. Weller Hauraki, 21. Chris Clarkson, 23. Ben Jones-Bishop, 27. Zak Hardaker.

The match kicks off at 6pm 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 (@Saints1890) and Facebook sites.

Stat Pack:
Saturday’s showpiece sees the two clubs with most Super League Grand Final wins meet.
Both LEEDS RHINOS and ST HELENS have won the competition at Old Trafford on four occasions – the Rhinos in 2004 against Bradford, plus three in a row against the Saints in 2007, 2008 and 2009. Leeds were also the losing side in 1998 (against Wigan) and 2005 (Bradford).
St Helens emerged victorious from the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ in 1999 (against Bradford), 2000 (Wigan), 2002 (Bradford) and 2006 (Hull FC). They have lost the last four title deciders however – against Leeds in 2007, 2008 and 2009; and against Wigan in 2010.
The Saints are appearing in their record-extending ninth Super League Grand Final – and their sixth in succession since 2006 (also a record).

PREVIOUS FINAL MEETINGS
(Leeds won 7, St Helens won 3)
Super League Grand Final
2009 Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (at Old Trafford)
2008 Leeds 24, St Helens 16 (at Old Trafford)
2007 Leeds 33, St Helens 6 (at Old Trafford)
John Player Special Trophy Final
1987-88 Leeds 14, St Helens 15 (at Central Park, Wigan)
Challenge Cup Final
1977-78 Leeds 14, St Helens 12 (at Wembley Stadium)
1971-72 Leeds 13, St Helens 16 (at Wembley Stadium)
Premiership Final
1974-75 Leeds 26, St Helens 11 (at Central Park, Wigan)
Championship Final
1971-72 Leeds 9, St Helens 5 (at Station Road, Swinton)
1969-70 Leeds 12, St Helens 24 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)
BBC2 Floodlit Trophy Final
1970-71 Leeds 9, St Helens 5 (at Headingley)

Last Ten Meetings:
St Helens 42, Leeds 16 (SLR16, 3/6/11)
Leeds 16, St Helens 30 (SLR6, 19/3/11)
Leeds 32, St Helens 28 (CCSF, 7/8/10) (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)
Leeds 28, St Helens 24 (SLR20, 3/7/10)
St Helens 41, Leeds 20 (SLR12, 24/4/10)
Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLGF, 10/10/09) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLR26, 4/9/09)
Leeds 18, St Helens 22 (CCR4, 5/4/09)
St Helens 26, Leeds 18 (SLR6, 20/3/09)
Leeds 24, St Helens 16 (SLGF, 4/10/08) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)

Previous Play-Off Meetings:
Leeds 18, St Helens 10 (SLGF, 10/10/09) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
Leeds 24, St Helens 16 (SLGF, 4/10/08) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
St Helens 38, Leeds 10 (SLQSF, 19/9/08)
Leeds 33, St Helens 6 (SLGF, 13/10/07) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
St Helens 10, Leeds 8 (SLQSF, 28/9/07)
St Helens 16, Leeds 19 (SLQSF, 30/9/05)
St Helens 38, Leeds 30 (SLEPO, 22/9/01)
St Helens 38, Leeds 14 (SLQPO, 17/9/99)
Leeds 44, St Helens 16 (SLFE, 18/10/98)

Super League Summary:
St Helens won 25 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)
Leeds won 22 (includes wins in 2007, 2008 and 2009 Grand Finals; 1998 and 2005 play-offs)
St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)
Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004)

Saints Grand Final Players:
Paul Clough
2008 Lost (v Leeds, 24-16)
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Andrew Dixon
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Kyle Eastmond
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
Chris Flannery
2007 Lost (v Leeds, 33-6)
2008 Lost (v Leeds, 24-16)
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Jamie Foster
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
James Graham
2006 Won (v Hull FC, 26-4)
2007 Lost (v Leeds, 33-6)
2008 Lost (v Leeds, 24-16)
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Jonny Lomax
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Francis Meli
2006 Won (v Hull FC, 26-4)
2007 Lost (v Leeds, 33-6)
2008 Lost (v Leeds, 24-16)
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Leon Pryce
1999 Lost (v St Helens, 8-6) *
2001 Won (v Wigan, 37-6) *
2002 Lost (v St Helens, 19-18) *
2003 Won (v Wigan, 25-12) *
2005 Won (v Leeds, 15-6) *
2006 Won (v Hull FC, 26-4)
2007 Lost (v Leeds, 33-6)
2008 Lost (v Leeds, 24-16)
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
(* for Bradford Bulls)
Tony Puletua
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
James Roby
2006 Won (v Hull FC, 26-4)
2007 Lost (v Leeds, 33-6)
2008 Lost (v Leeds, 24-16)
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Iosia Soliola
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Paul Wellens
1999 Won (v Bradford, 8-6)
2000 Won (v Wigan, 29-16)
2002 Won (v Bradford, 19-18)
2006 Won (v Hull FC, 26-4)
2007 Lost (v Leeds, 33-6)
2008 Lost (v Leeds, 24-16)
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)
Jon Wilkin
2006 Won (v Hull FC, 26-4)
2007 Lost (v Leeds, 33-6)
2008 Lost (v Leeds, 24-16)
2009 Lost (v Leeds, 18-10)
2010 Lost (v Wigan, 22-10)

RECORD FINAL APPEARANCES
LEON PRYCE has played in a record nine Grand Finals. He was a winner with Bradford in 2001, 2003 and 2005 plus St Helens in 2006. Pryce was also a loser with the Bulls in 1999 and 2002, and St Helens in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
PAUL WELLENS has eight Grand Final appearances, having won in 1999, 2000, 2002 and 2006. He has also been on the losing side on four consecutive occasions – in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
HARRY SUNDERLAND TROPHY
(Awarded to the man of the match in the Championship Final from 1965 to 1973; Club Merit Final 1974; Premiership Final 1975-1997; Super League Grand Final from 1998).
Three players have twice won the Harry Sunderland Trophy with the same club: Alan Tait (Widnes – 1989, 1990 Premiership Finals), Chris Joynt (St Helens – 1993 Premiership Final, 2000 Grand Final) and Andrew Farrell (Wigan – 1996, 1997 Premiership Finals).
No player has won the Trophy twice in the Grand Final.
This year’s finalists to have won the Harry Sunderland Trophy are:
Leeds Rhinos: Rob Burrow (2007, v St Helens), Lee Smith (2008, v St Helens) and Kevin Sinfield (2009, v St Helens)
St Helens: Leon Pryce (2005, Bradford v Leeds) and Paul Wellens (2006, v Hull FC)
PAUL WELLENS and LEON PRYCE of St Helens, and KEVIN SINFIELD of Leeds, are three of 11 players to have lifted both the Harry Sunderland Trophy and the Lance Todd Trophy (as man of the match in the Challenge Cup Final).
Three players from the losing side have won the Harry Sunderland Trophy (all against St Helens): Bill Ashurst (Wigan, 1971), Henry Paul (Bradford Bulls, 1999) and Paul Deacon (Bradford Bulls, 2002).
The youngest player to win the trophy is Wigan centre Kris Radlinski (19 years, 42 days) against Leeds in 1995.
The oldest player to win the trophy is Bradford Northern loose forward Bob Haigh (34 years, 190 days) against Widnes in 1978.

GRAND FINAL RESULTS
(all played at Old Trafford)
1998 Wigan Warriors (1st) 10, Leeds Rhinos (2nd) 4 (Attendance: 43,553)
1999 St Helens (2nd) 8, Bradford Bulls (1st) 6 (Attendance: 50,717)
2000 St Helens (2nd) 29, Wigan Warriors (1st) 16 (Attendance: 58,132)
2001 Bradford Bulls (1st) 37, Wigan Warriors (2nd) 6 (Attendance: 60,164)
2002 St Helens (1st) 19, Bradford Bulls (2nd) 18 (Attendance: 61,138)
2003 Bradford Bulls (1st) 25, Wigan Warriors (3rd) 12 (Attendance: 65,537)
2004 Leeds Rhinos (1st) 16, Bradford Bulls (2nd) 8 (Attendance: 65,537)
2005 Bradford Bulls (3rd) 15, Leeds Rhinos (2nd) 6 (Attendance: 65,537)
2006 St Helens (1st) 26, Hull FC (2nd) 4 (Attendance: 72,582)
2007 Leeds Rhinos (2nd) 33, St Helens (1st) 6 (Attendance: 71,352)
2008 Leeds Rhinos (2nd) 24, St Helens (1st) 16 (Attendance: 68,810)
2009 Leeds Rhinos (1st) 18, St Helens (2nd) 10 (Attendance: 63,259)
2010 Wigan Warriors (1st) 22, St Helens (2nd) 10 (Attendance: 71,526)

GRAND FINAL RECORDS
Most finals
9 St Helens (1999, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Most wins
4 Leeds Rhinos (2004, 2007, 2008, 2009)
4 St Helens (1999, 2000, 2002, 2006)
Highest score
Bradford Bulls 37 Wigan Warriors 6 (2001)
(also widest margin)
Most tries by a team
6 Bradford Bulls (v Wigan Warriors, 2001)
Most points by a losing team
Bradford Bulls 18 St Helens 19 (2002)
Biggest attendance
72,582 St Helens v Hull FC (2006)
Fastest try
Scott Naylor (Bradford Bulls) v St Helens, 2002 – 3 minutes
Most tries by a player
3 Michael Withers (Bradford Bulls) v Wigan Warriors, 2001
Most goals by a player
7 (including 1 fg) Paul Deacon (Bradford Bulls) v Wigan Warriors, 2003
Most points by a player
13 (6g, 1fg) Paul Deacon (Bradford Bulls) v Wigan Warriors, 2003

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