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Big Match Preview

SAINTS head to the DW Stadium this afternoon to take on Wigan Warriors in the traditional Good Friday blockbuster.

The sides are familiar foes with just one win separating the two in the Super League era.

Squads:

Luke Thompson and Regan Grace have been named in Saints’ 19-man squad. Read more here.

Last Ten Meetings:

Wigan 25, St Helens 0 (SLS8-R3, 19/8/16)
Wigan 4, St Helens 23 (SLR23, 22/7/16)
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)

Super League Summary:

Wigan won 34 (includes win in 2010 Grand Final & wins in 2001, 2003 and 2004 play-offs)
St Helens won 33 (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:

SaintsWigan
Tries2533
Goals1722
Metres9,9719,886
Breaks4045
Tackles2,7692,501
Penalties6264

Club Milestones:

Theo Fages needs one appearance to reach 100 for his career. He has played 26 games for St Helens since 2016, to go with appearances for Salford (66, 2013-2015) and France (7, 2013-2015).

Super League Milestones:

(Players reaching significant figures in Super League games only, including play-offs & Super League Super 8s)

Andy Lynch needs one appearance to move ahead of Paul Wellens and into stand-alone second place in the list of Super League’s all-time leaders.

1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds, 1997-2015) 454
2 = Andy Lynch (Castleford/Hull FC/Bradford, 1999-present), Paul Wellens (St Helens, 1998-2015) 439
4 Jamie Peacock (Leeds/Bradford, 1999-2015) 438
5 Leon Pryce (Hull FC/Catalans Dragons/St Helens/Bradford, 1998-2016) 432
6 Rob Burrow (Leeds, 2001-present) 415
7 Keith Senior (Leeds/Sheffield, 1996-2011) 413
8 Lee Gilmour (Wakefield/Castleford/Huddersfield/St Helens/Bradford/Wigan, 1997-2014) 407
9 Ben Westwood (Warrington/Wakefield, 1999-present) 389
10 Danny Tickle (Leigh/Castleford/Widnes/Hull FC/Wigan/Halifax, 2000-present) 388

Danny Tickle needs three points to draw level with Sean Long in sixth place in the list of Super League’s all-time leaders.

1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds, 1997-2015) 3,443
2 Paul Deacon (Wigan/Bradford/Oldham, 1997-2011) 2,413
3 Andy Farrell (Wigan, 1996-2004) 2,376
4 Pat Richards (Catalans Dragons/Wigan, 2006-2013 & 2016) 2,284
5 Lee Briers (Warrington/St Helens, 1997-2013) 2,232
6 Sean Long (Hull FC/St Helens/Wigan, 1996-2011) 2,200
7 Danny Tickle (Leigh/Castleford/Widnes/Hull FC/Wigan/Halifax, 2000-present) 2,197
8 Danny Brough (Huddersfield/Wakefield/Castleford/Hull FC, 2005-2006 & 2008-present) 2,056
9 Iestyn Harris (Bradford/Leeds/Warrington, 1996-2001 & 2004-2008) 1,674
10 Michael Dobson (Salford/Hull KR/Wigan/Catalans Dragons, 2006, 2008-2013 & 2015-present) 1,571

Adam Walker – 1 appearance away from 100 (6 for Huddersfield, 2010-2012; 87 for Hull KR, 2013-2016 and 6 for St Helens, 2017)

Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:

Tries:

1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 11
2 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 9
4 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 8
5 = Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity), Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 6

Goals:

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 45
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 37
3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 32
4 = Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils), Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 26
6 = Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors), Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity) 22
8 Mark Percival (St Helens) 17
9 = Ashton Golding (Leeds Rhinos), Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 14

Goals Percentage:

1 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 92.50 (37/40)
2 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 91.42 (32/35)
3 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 82.35 (14/17)
4 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 78.78 (26/33)
5 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 77.58 (45/58)

Points:

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 128
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 86
3 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 69
4 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 65
5 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 60
6 Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors) 56
7 Mark Percival (St Helens) 50
8 = Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers), Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity) 44
10 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 40

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