Squad Named

SAINTS have announced their squad for Sunday’s Round 21 Super League match at Castleford Tigers.

Greg Richards is set to make his debut for Nathan Brown’s side whilst Luke Thompson has been recalled.

Nathan Brown will choose from:

1. Paul Wellens, 3. Jordan Turner, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 16. Paul Clough, 19. Josh Jones, 21. Tommy Makinson, 24. Joe Greenwood, 25. Alex Walmsley, 33. Luke Thompson, 37. Gareth O’Brien, 38. Greg Richards.

Daryl Powell will choose his Castleford side from:

1. Richard Owen, 2. Justin Carney, 3. Michael Shenton, 5. Kirk Dixon, 6. Rangi Chase, 7. Jamie Ellis, 8. Jonathan Walker, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Craig Huby, 12. Weller Hauraki, 13. Grant Millington, 15. Adam Milner, 16. Nathan Massey, 17. Oliver Holmes, 18. Jordan Thompson, 19. Jordan Tansey, 25.Keith Mason, 27, Ryan Boyle, 29. Ben Davies.

The game kicks off at 3.30pm and the referee is George Stokes.

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Stat Pack:

St Helens have won their last ten meetings with Castleford. The Tigers’ last win against the Saints was 30-24 at The Jungle (as it was then known) on April 6, 2008.

St Helens have emerged victorious from four consecutive away visits to Castleford since then.

2013 meeting:
St Helens 48, Castleford 18 (SLR10, 1/4/13)

Super League Summary:
Castleford won 4
St Helens won 29 (includes win in 1999 play-offs)
1 draw

Highs and Lows:
Castleford highest score: 36-22 (H, 2002) (Widest margin: 35-16, H, 1997)
St Helens highest score: 72-4 (A, 2006) (also widest margin)

Career Milestones:
Paul Wellens needs nine points to reach 1,000 for his career.

Wellens has scored 945 points (216 tries, 40 goals, 1 field goal) for St Helens since 1998.

He has also scored points for Great Britain (18 – 4 tries, 1 goal), England (16 – 4 tries) and Lancashire (12 – 3 tries).

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