Match Stat Pack

SAINTS go into tonight’s fixture not only with an unbeaten start to Super League but with a record of winning their last 14 meetings with Castleford.

The Tigers’ last win came on April 6 2008 at The Jungle – 30-24 – and they are seeking their first victory in the summer era in St Helens.

In the 15 visits they made to Knowsley Road between 1996 and 2010, the Tigers were defeated on 14 occasions.

They’ve lost at Anfield (42-16, 1997), Widnes (22-20, 2011) and four times at Langtree Park.

Last Ten Meetings:
St Helens 41, Castleford 0 (SLQPO, 19/9/14)
St Helens 38, Castleford 16 (SLR17, 22/6/14)
Castleford 28, St Helens 30 (SLR8, 11/4/14)
Castleford 24, St Helens 40 (SLR21, 7/7/13)
St Helens 48, Castleford 18 (SLR10, 1/4/13)
St Helens 44, Castleford 12 (SLR25, 17/8/12)
Castleford 12, St Helens 18 (SLR11, 9/4/12)
Castleford 26, St Helens 46 (SLR23, 31/7/11)
St Helens 22, Castleford 20 (SLR12, 25/4/11)
St Helens 40, Castleford 30 (SL27, 4/9/10)

Super League Summary:
St Helens won 33 (includes wins in 1999 and 2014 play-offs)
Castleford won 4
1 draw

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

Scoring Run:
Tommy Makinson has scored tries in each of Saints’ last six meetings with Castleford (2-1-3-1-1-1) whilst Jordan Turner has scored in the last five.

Super League Milestones:
(Players reaching significant figures in Super League games only, including play-offs)

Luke Dorn needs one try to draw level with Pat Richards in tenth place in the list of all-time leading try-scorers. Dorn (146) is eight tries ahead of Keiron Cunningham (138) in twelfth.

1 Danny McGuire (Leeds, 2001-present) 218
2 Keith Senior (Leeds/Sheffield, 1996-2011) 199
3 Paul Wellens (St Helens, 1998-present) 198
4 David Hodgson (Hull KR/Huddersfield/Salford/Wigan/Halifax, 1999-2014) 168
5 Leon Pryce (Catalan Dragons/St Helens/Bradford, 1998-present) 165
6 Ryan Hall (Leeds, 2007-present) 154
7 Ade Gardner (Hull KR/St Helens, 2002-2014) 153
8 Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC, 2001-present) 149
9 Rob Burrow (Leeds, 2001-present) 148
10 Pat Richards (Wigan, 2006-2013) 147

Winning and Losing Runs:
St Helens have won their last five Super League matches. Their last league defeat was 17-16 at Huddersfield on September 12 2014.

Castleford Tigers have lost their last five matches. Their last win was 26-22 at home to Wakefield on September 7 2014.

Consecutive Appearances:
Hull FC’s Joe Westerman has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 46.

Westerman last missed a Hull game on May 25 2013 – a 22-16 Magic Weekend win against Hull KR at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.

His streak then started on May 31 2013 – an 18-6 home win against Leeds.

1 Joe Westerman (Hull FC) 46
2 Zeb Taia (Catalans Dragons) 36
3 Morgan Escare (Catalans Dragons) 34
4 Mose Masoe (St Helens) 32
5 Travis Burns (St Helens (3)/Hull Kingston Rovers (28), Rhys Evans (Warrington Wolves) 31

First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:

Tries:
1 = Albert Kelly (Hull Kingston Rovers), Danny McGuire (Leeds Rhinos), Ben Jones-Bishop (Salford Red Devils), Jordan Turner (St Helens), Jacob Miller (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Chris Riley (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Joel Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 3

Goals:
1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 11
2 Craig Hall (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 10
3 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 9
4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 6
5 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 5

Points:
1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 30
2 = Craig Hall (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Mark Percival (St Helens) 20
4 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 18
5 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 14

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