Big Match Preview

SAINTS take on Wigan tonight at the DW Stadium in the final game of the First Utility Super League Regular Season.

Keiron Cunningham’s men could go fourth with a win over the Warriors – and statistically over the last ten games they have the better of their neighbours.

Saints have won six of the sides’ last ten meetings.

Last Ten Meetings:

St Helens 12, Wigan 24 (SLR7, 25/3/16)
St Helens 18, Wigan 14 (SLS8-R6, 18/9/15)
St Helens 30, Wigan 14 (SLR18, 12/6/15)
Wigan 12, St Helens 4 (SLR8, 3/4/15)
St Helens 14, Wigan 6 (SLGF, 11/10/14) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)
Wigan 12, St Helens 16 (SLR18, 27/6/14)
St Helens 14, Wigan 33 (SLR9, 18/4/14)
St Helens 22, Wigan 16 (SLR22, 22/7/13)
Wigan 28, St Helens 16 (SLR9, 29/3/13)
Wigan 18, St Helens 26 (SLR27, 7/9/12)

Super League Summary:

Wigan won 33 (includes win in 2010 Grand Final & wins in 2001, 2003 and 2004 play-offs)
St Helens won 32 (includes wins in 2000 and 2014 Grand Finals & wins in 2000, 2002, 2009 and 2011 play-offs)
4 draws

Highs and Lows:

Wigan highest score: 65-12 (A, 1997) (also widest margin)
St Helens highest score: 57-16 (MM, 2008) (also widest margin)

Head to Head:

 

Saints

Wigan

Tries

97

79

Goals

80

64

Metres

27,253

27,801

Breaks

115

102

Tackles

7,008

7,521

Penalties

174

193

Club Milestones Involving Tonight’s Teams:

Sam Tomkins needs two tries to reach 150 for Wigan. Tomkins has touched down 148 times in 160 games for the Warriors (2008-2013 & 2016).

Super League Milestones:

Alex Walmsley – 1 appearance away from 100 (99 for St Helens, 2013-2016)

John Bateman – 1 appearance away from 100 (30 for Bradford, 2011-2013 and 69 for Wigan, 2014-2016)

Sam Tomkins – 3 points away from 500 (497 for Wigan, 2009-2013 & 2016)

Try-Scoring Runs:

Jordan Turner (1-1-1) has scored tries in Saints’ last three matches.

Winning Runs:

St Helens have won their last four matches. Their last defeat was 33-16 at Catalans Dragons on June 11.

First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:

Tries:

1 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 28
2 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 19
3 Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons) 18
4 Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 17
5 Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 15
6 Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves) 14
7 = Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Junior Sa’u (Salford Red Devils), Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves), Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 13

Goals:

1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 90
2 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 79
3 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 72
4 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 69
5 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 68
6 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 59
7 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 55
8 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 54
9 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 53
10 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 49

Goals Percentage:

1 Thomas Bosc (Catalans Dragons) 87.50 (14/16)
2 Jordan Lilley (Leeds Rhinos) 84.37 (27/32)
3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 84.11 (90/107)
4 = Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) (68/85), Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 80.00 (16/20)
6 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 79.41 (54/68)
7 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 79.12 (72/91)
8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 76.81 (53/69)
9 = Jamie Ellis (Huddersfield Giants), Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers) 76.47 (13/17)

Points:

1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 193
2 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 174
3 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 171
4 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 160
5 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 154
6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 152
7 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 133
8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 126
9 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 118
10 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 112

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