Squad Named

SAINTS have announced their 19-man squad for Sunday’s Stobart Super League clash at Widnes Vikings.

Shaun Magennis returns as does Lance Hohaia, but as expected Jonny Lomax misses out through injury.
Therefore, the squad is:

1. Paul Wellens, 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, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Chris Flannery, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Paul Clough, 18. Shaun Magennis, 19. Andy Dixon, 20. Lee Gaskell, 21. Tommy Makinson, 26. Josh Jones.

Denis Betts’ Widnes team will be chosen from:

3. Chris Dean, 4. Willie Isa, 5. Patrick Ah Van, 7. Rhys Hanbury, 8. Ben Cross, 10. Ben Davies, 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, 24. Kurt Haggerty, 25. Danny Craven, 34. Joe Mellor, 35. Paul McShane, 36. Eamon O’Carroll.

The game kicks off at 3pm and the referee is Robert Hicks.

Stat Pack:
Widnes are seeking their first Super League victory against St Helens on Sunday afternoon.

St Helens have won the last 14 games between the sides, with Widnes’ last victory coming at home, 20-17 in the Stones Bitter Championship, on 4 April, 1994.

Paul Wellens has scored tries (1-1-2-1) in Saints’ last four meetings with the Vikings – both 2012 fixtures and two Super League games in 2005.

2012 Meetings:
St Helens 62, Widnes 0 (SLR12, 20/4/12)
Widnes 38, St Helens 40 (CCR4, 14/4/12)

Super League Summary:
Widnes won 0
St Helens won 10

Highs and Lows:
Widnes highest losing score: 22-29 (H, 2005)
St Helens highest score: 62-0 (H, 2012) (also widest margin)

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