SAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Stobart Super League Round 12 match against Widnes Vikings.
Carl Forster comes in for Josh Perry whilst Adam Swift and Joe Greenwood retain their places.
There is also a return for Lee Gaskell.
The squad is:
1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 18. Shaun Magennis, 19. Andrew Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 25. Carl Forster, 26. Josh Jones, 28. Joe Greenwood, 34. Adam Swift.
Denis Betts will choose from:
2. Paddy Flynn, 3. Chris Dean, 4. Willie Isa, 5. Patrick Ah Van, 6. Lloyd White, 8. Ben Cross, 11. Frank Winterstein, 12. Hep Cahill, 13. Jon Clarke, 17. Steve Pickersgill, 18. Cameron Phelps, 19. Sione ‘John’ Kite, 20. Stefan Marsh, 21. Dave Allen 22. Macgraff Leuluai, 24. Kurt Haggerty, 25. Danny Craven, 26. Anthony Mullally, 36. Joe Mellor.
The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is T Roby.
Widnes are seeking their first Super League victory against St Helens on Friday night, in their second meeting in six days following last Saturday’s Challenge Cup clash.
St Helens have won the last 13 games between the sides, with Widnes’ last victory coming at home, 20-17 in the Stones Bitter Championship, on 4 April, 1994. Their last away win at St Helens was 20-12 in the Stones Bitter Championship on 1 April, 1991. Saints have won nine consecutive home fixtures with Widnes since then.
Paul Wellens has scored tries (1-1-2) in Saints’ last three meetings with the Vikings – in Saturday’s Cup meeting and the last two Super League games between the sides in 2005.
Widnes 38 St Helens 40 (CCR4, 14/4/12)
Super League Summary:
St Helens won 9
Widnes won 0
Ups and Downs:
St Helens highest score: 56-6 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)
Widnes highest losing score: 22-29 (H, 2005)