Big Match Preview

SAINTS are at Belle Vue on Sunday to take on Wakefield.

They have won their last seven meetings with the Wildcats (three away from home), with Wakefield’s last win coming 33-32 at Belle Vue on August 12 2012.

2016 Meeting:

St Helens 44, Wakefield 4 (SLR5, 11/3/16)

Super League Summary:

Wakefield won 7
St Helens won 31

Highs and Lows:

Wakefield highest score: 41-22 (H, 2004) (also widest margin)
St Helens highest score: 64-16 (H, 2005) (Widest margin: 60-4, H, 2005)

Head to Head:

 

Saints

Wakefield

Tries

81

66

Goals

67

60

Metres

23413

21392

Breaks

97

96

Tackles

6018

6349

Penalties

157

186

Super League Milestones:

Pat Richards needs three goals to draw level with Sean Long in sixth place in the list of all-time leading Super League goalkickers (conversions and penalties only).

1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds, 1997-2015) 1,566
2 Paul Deacon (Wigan/Bradford/Oldham, 1997-2011) 1,043
3 Andy Farrell (Wigan, 1996-2004) 1,026
4 Danny Tickle (Castleford/Widnes/Hull FC/Wigan/Halifax, 2000-present) 908
5 Danny Brough (Huddersfield/Wakefield/Castleford/Hull FC, 2005-2006 & 2008-present) 882
6 Sean Long (Hull FC/St Helens/Wigan, 1996-2011) 826
7 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons/Wigan, 2006-2013 & 2016) 823
8 Lee Briers (Warrington/St Helens, 1997-2013) 821
9 Iestyn Harris (Bradford/Leeds/Warrington, 1996-2001 & 2004-2008) 640
10 Michael Dobson (Salford/Hull KR/Wigan/Catalans Dragons, 2006, 2008-2013 & 2015-2016) 622

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook – 1 appearance away from 250 (91 for Harlequins, 2006-2010 and 158 for St Helens, 2011-2016)

First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:

Tries:

1 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 24
2 Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons) 18
3 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 16
4 = Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 14
6 Jamie Shaul (Hull FC) 13
7 = Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils), Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves), Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves), Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 12

Goals:

1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 79
2 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 70
3 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 65
4 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 64
5 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 60
6 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 54
7 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 51
8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 50
9 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 49
10 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 38

Goals Percentage:

1 Jordan Lilley (Leeds Rhinos) 84.37 (27/32)
2 Thomas Bosc (Catalans Dragons) 83.33 (10/12)
3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 82.29 (79/96)
4 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 80.24 (65/81)
5 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 79.54 (70/88)
6 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 79.41 (54/68)
7 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 78.94 (60/76)
8 = Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) (21/27), Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 77.77 (14/18)
10 Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers) 76.47 (13/17)

Points:

1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 170
2 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 164
3 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 154
4 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 153
5 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 142
6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 124
7 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 118
8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 115
9 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 113
10 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 96

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