Squad Announced

SAINTS have announced their squad for Saturday’s Playoff Eliminator with Hull KR.

The ’19’ is unchanged from last week and includes Adam Swift (pictured) who is in red hot form.

Nathan Brown will choose from:

1. Paul Wellens, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Sia Soliola, 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, 25. Alex Walmsley, 26. Adam Swift, 27. Anthony Walker, 36. Stuart Howarth.

Craig Sandercock will choose his Hull KR side from:

2. Craig Hall, 3. Kris Welham, 5. David Hodgson, 7. Michael Dobson, 8. Evarn Tuimavave, 9. Josh Hodgson, 11. Constantine Mika, 12. Cory Paterson, 13. Rhys Lovegrove, 14. Lincoln Withers, 15. Graeme Horne, 16. Adam Walker, 18. Liam Salter, 20. Jordan Cox, 23. Mickey Paea, 24. James Green, 25. George Griffin, 26. Alex Brown, 34. Jason Netherton.

The game kicks off at 5pm and the referee is Richard Silverwood.

Ticket details are here.

Stat Pack:

Last 10 meetings:

St Helens 12, Hull KR 24 (SLR20, 28/6/13)

Hull KR 26, St Helens 18 (CCR4, 20/4/13)

Hull KR 22, St Helens 14 (SLR11, 7/4/13)

St Helens 34, Hull KR 28 (SLR19, 29/6/12)

Hull KR 36, St Helens 36 (SLR3, 19/2/12)

Hull KR 24, St Helens 22 (SLR25, 21/8/11)

St Helens 54, Hull KR 6 (CCQF, 24/7/11)

St Helens 34, Hull KR 16 (SLR8, 1/4/11)

St Helens 68, Hull KR 12 (SLR15, 21/5/10)

Hull KR 0, St Helens 54 (SLR13, 2/5/10) (at Murrayfield, Edinburgh)

Previous play-off Meetings:

None

Super League Summary:

St Helens won 7

Hull KR won 7

1 draw

Highs and Lows:

St Helens highest score: 68-12 (H, 2010) (also widest margin)

Hull KR highest winning score: 28-24 (H, 2010) (Widest margin: 26-10, H, 2009)

Personal Milestones:

Paul Wellens remains one point away from 1,000 in his career. He has scored 953 points (218 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).

Ade Gardner needs one try to reach 200 career touchdowns. His total of 199 has been scored as follows: 173 for St Helens (2002-2013), 15 for Barrow (2000-2001), 2 for Great Britain (2006-2007), 2 for England (2008) and 7 for England ‘A’ (2002-2003). He has also made three non-scoring appearances for Cumbria (2003-2004 & 2010).

Francis Meli needs three tries to reach 150 whilst in the British game. He has touched down 143 times for St Helens since 2006, to go with 4 tries for The Exiles (2011-2012).

Jonny Lomax will play his 100th game for the club.

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