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Saints take on Castleford in the Sixth Round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on Saturday.

It is the first time the two sides have met in the competition since 1996.

Squads:

Mark Percival and Alex Walmsley have been named in Saints’ 19-man squad. Read more here.

Previous Challenge Cup Meetings:

1996 (Round 4) Castleford 16 St Helens 58

1990 (Preliminary Round) St Helens 39 Castleford 12

1979 (Quarter Final) Castleford 6 St Helens 10

1970 (Semi-Final) Castleford 6 St Helens 3 (at Station Road, Swinton)

1965 (Round 1) St Helens 22 Castleford 9

1964 (Round 1) St Helens 6 Castleford 13

1961 (Round 2) Castleford 10 St Helens 18

1956 (Round 2) St Helens 48 Castleford 5

1946 (Round 1, First Leg) Castleford 10 St Helens 4

1946 (Round 1, Second Leg) St Helens 14 Castleford 5

1941 (Round 2) Castleford 21 St Helens 13

1938 (Round 2) Castleford 18 St Helens 2

1931 (Round 2) Castleford 2 St Helens 8

Last Ten Meetings:

St Helens 26, Castleford 22 (SLR10, 17/4/17)

St Helens 40, Castleford 16 (SLS8-R5, 8/9/16)

Castleford 20, St Helens 30 (SLR13, 1/5/16)

St Helens 28, Castleford 22 (SLR4, 4/3/16)

Castleford 38, St Helens 42 (SLS8-R5, 10/9/15)

Castleford 25, St Helens 24 (SLR19, 18/6/15)

St Helens 21, Castleford 14 (SLR3, 27/2/15)

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)

Head to Head:

                    Saints            Castleford

Tries              42                    83

Goals             35                    71

Metres           16,304            17,023

Breaks           68                    105

Tackles         4,420              3,887

Penalties       99                    98

Career Milestones:

James Roby needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns.

He has touched down 91 times for St Helens since 2004, to go with 7 tries for England (2008-2013 & 2015) and 1 for Great Britain (2006-2007).

Try-Scoring Runs:

Castleford’s Greg Minikin (1-2-1), has scored tries in his side’s last three games.

Betfred Super League Leading Scorers

Tries:

1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 15

2 Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers) 13

3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 12

4 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity), Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 10

7 Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos) 9

8 = Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Matt Parcell (Leeds Rhinos), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Salford Red Devils), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 8

Goals:

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 63

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 61

3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 45

4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 32

5 Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors) 30

6 = Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants), Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils), Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 29

9 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 28

10 Sam Williams (Wakefield Trinity) 25

Goals Percentage:

1 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 100.00 (10/10)

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 91.04 (61/67)

3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 86.53 (45/52)

4 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 84.84 (28/33)

5 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 80.00 (20/25)

6 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 79.74 (63/79)

7 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 78.37 (29/37)

8 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 76.92 (20/26)

9 Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings) 71.42 (15/21)

10 Declan Patton (Warrington Wolves) 70.37 (19/27)

Points:

1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 168

2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 135

3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 97

4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 88

5 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 80

6 Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors) 77

7 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 69

8 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 66

9 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 64

10 = Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils), Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 60

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