SAINTS have announced their squad for Monday’s Stobart Super League Round Eleven game at Castleford Tigers.
Paul Wellens, Anthony Laffranchi and Gary Wheeler all return to the side whilst Adam Swift also included.
As expected Jonny Lomax, Jon Wilkin and Tommy Makinson miss out through injury.
The squad is:
1. Paul Wellens, 2. Ade Gardner, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 17. Gary Wheeler, 18. Shaun Magennis, 19. Andrew Dixon, 26. Josh Jones, 34. Adam Swift.
Ian Millward’s Castleford team will come from:
4. Kirk Dixon, 5. Josh Griffin, 8. Jake Emmitt, 11. Brett Ferres, 12. Jonathan Walker, 13. Steve Snitch, 14. Stuart Jones, 15. Adam Milner, 16. Ryan Hudson, 17. Lee Mitchell, 22. Nathan Massey, 23. Ryan McGoldrick, 24. Steve Nash, 25. Jordan Thompson, 26. James Clare, 27. John Davies, 28. James Grehan, 29. Ben Johnson, 30. Josh Atkinson.
The game kicks off at 3.30pm and the referee is Richard Silverwood.
St Helens have won their last seven meetings with Castleford. The Tigers’ last win against the Saints was 30-24 at The Jungle (as it was then known) on 6 April, 2008.
St Helens have emerged victorious from three consecutive away visits to Castleford since then.
Super League Summary:
Castleford won 4
St Helens won 26 (includes win in 1999 play-offs)
Ups and Downs:
Castleford highest score: 36-22 (H, 2002) (Widest margin: 35-16, H, 1997)
St Helens highest score: 72-4 (A, 2006) (also widest margin)