Big Match Preview

SAINTS head into their semi-final at Warrington with a remarkable record at the Wolves.

They have won on their last seven visits to the Halliwell Jones Stadium with their opponents last home win coming in 2011.

Keiron Cunningham’s men have also won twice there this season too.

Last Ten Meetings:

Warrington 18, St Helens 20 (SLS8-R1, 4/8/16)
St Helens 4, Warrington 26 (SLR17, 3/6/16)
Warrington 22, St Helens 25 (SLR10, 8/4/16)
St Helens 16, Warrington 32 (SLS8-R7, 24/9/15)
Warrington 14, St Helens 20 (SLR22, 16/7/15)
St Helens 20, Warrington 16 (SLR16, 31/5/15) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
St Helens 32, Warrington 24 (SLR6, 19/3/15)
St Helens 12, Warrington 39 (SLR26, 4/9/14)
St Helens 24, Warrington 41 (SLR13, 18/5/14) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Warrington 8, St Helens 38 (SLR1, 13/2/14)

Super League Summary:

Warrington won 11 (includes win in 2012 play-offs)
St Helens won 44 (includes wins in 2010 and 2012 play-offs)
2 draws

Highs and Lows:

Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)
St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)

Career And Club Milestones Involving Tonight’s Teams:

James Roby needs three tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. He has touched down 90 times for St Helens since 2004, to go with 7 tries for England (2008-2013 & 2015). He also has non-scoring appearances for Great Britain (2006-2007).

Stefan Ratchford needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. He has touched down 55 times for Warrington since 2012, to go with 40 tries for Salford (2007-2011). He has also scored 3 times for England Knights (2011-2012), and has 1 non-scoring appearance for England (2012).

He is also one appearance away from 150 for Warrington.

Winning Run:

St Helens have won their last four matches. Their last defeat was 25-0 at Wigan on August 19. They have also won 11 of their last 12 games.

Other Runs:

Warrington’s Ryan Atkins has scored a try in each of the Wolves’ last four meetings with St Helens.

First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:
(League games & Super 8s)

Tries:

1 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 40
2 Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings) 27
3 = Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons), Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 19
5 = Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Adam Swift (St Helens), Ryan Atkins (Warrington Wolves), Ben Currie (Warrington Wolves) 17
9 Fetuli Talanoa (Hull FC) 15
10 = Luke Dorn (Castleford Tigers), Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 14

Goals:

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 118
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 110
3 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 87
4 = Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 83
6 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 71
7 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 69
8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 56
9 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 55
10 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 51

Goals Percentage:

1 Tony Gigot (Catalans Dragons) 86.66 (13/15)
2 Declan Patton (Warrington Wolves) 86.36 (19/22)
3 Jordan Lilley (Leeds Rhinos) 84.37 (27/32)
4 Thomas Bosc (Catalans Dragons) 84.21 (16/19)
5 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 83.33 (110/132)
6 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 79.09 (87/110)
7 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 78.02 (71/91)
8 Mark Percival (St Helens) 77.77 (28/36)

9 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 77.12 (118/153)
10 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 76.74 (33/43)

Points:

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 262
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 241
3 Kurt Gidley (Warrington Wolves) 202
4 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 195
5 = Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats), Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons) 174
7 Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers) 160
8 Rhys Hanbury (Widnes Vikings) 158
9 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 155
10 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 132

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