Saints Unchanged

SAINTS have announced their squad for Friday’s Stobart Super League Round 18 game at Salford City Reds.

With no reported injuries from the International Origin and Knights’ games at the weekend, the squad is the same that was named for the Bradford clash.

The squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 3. Michael Shenton, 4. Sia Soliola, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 8. Josh Perry, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 19. Andy Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 26. Josh Jones.

Phil Veivers will choose from:

1. Luke Patten, 2. Jodie Broughton, 3. Sean Gleeson, 4. Joel Moon, 5. Danny Williams, 6. Daniel Holdsworth, 7. Matty Smith, 11. Matty Ashurst, 12. Shannan McPherson, 13. Stephen Wild, 14. Chris Nero, 15. Adam Sidlow, 16. Luke Adamson, 17. Iafeta Paleaaesina, 20. Ben Gledhill, 21. Jordan James, 23. Gareth Owen, 24. Stuart Howarth, 27. Vinnie Anderson.

The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee is James Child.

Tickets are still available for the fixture and details are here.

Stat Pack:

St Helens have won their last four meetings with Salford, with the City Reds’ last victory coming 42-34 at The Willows on 15 May, 2010.

2012 Meeting:
St Helens 38, Salford 10 (SLR2, 10/2/12)

Super League Summary:
Salford won 4
St Helens won 26

Ups and Downs:
Salford highest score: 42-34 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 39-26, H, 1997)
St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000)

Player Stats:

LOUIE McCARTHY-SCARSBROOK needs one appearance to reach 150 for his career.

McCarthy-Scarsbrook has played club rugby for Harlequins (97 games, 2006-2010) and St Helens (49 games, 2011-2012), and has also made three England appearances

FRANCIS MELI – two tries away from 100 Super League tries (98 for St Helens, 2006-2012)

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