Big Match Preview

Saints take on Castleford this Sunday looking to record their third win in a row.

Both Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Kyle Amor and Adam Swift are set to reach appearance milestones in the clash – whilst James Roby and Mark Percival are close to tries and points landmarks.

Squad:

Both sides have named their 19-man squad with Jonny Lomax returning for Saints. Read more here.

2017 Meetings:

Castleford 53, St Helens 10 (CCR6, 13/5/17)
St Helens 26, Castleford 22 (SLR10, 17/4/17)

Super League Summary:

Castleford won 5
St Helens won 39 (includes wins in 1999 and 2014 play-offs)
1 draw

Highs and Lows:

Castleford highest score: 36-22 (H, 2002) (Widest margin: 35-16, H, 1997)
St Helens highest score: 72-4 (A, 2006) (also widest margin)

Head to Head Season Stats:

SaintsCastleford
Tries54101
Goals4484
Metres19,11421,220
Breaks74128
Tackles5,0354,811
Penalties112116

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).

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook needs one appearance to reach 200 for St Helens. He made his Saints debut in a 16-16 Magic Weekend draw with Wigan at Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, on 12 February, 2011.

Kyle Amor needs one appearance to reach 100 for St Helens. He made a try-scoring Saints debut in a 38-8 win at Warrington on 13 February, 2014.

Mark Percival needs 14 points to reach 500 for St Helens. His total of 486 has been reached with 43 tries and 157 goals in 86 games for the club since 2013.

Adam Swift – 1 appearance away from 100 Super League appearances (99 for St Helens, 2012-2017)

Try-Scoring Runs:

Saints Ryan Morgan (1-1-1-1-1) and Castleford’s Greg Eden (1-3-3-3-4) have both scored tries in their sides’ last five games.

Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:

Tries:
1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 25
2 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 15
3 = Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers), Albert Kelly (Hull FC), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 14
6 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos), Matt Parcell (Leeds Rhinos) 11
9 = Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Ben Murdoch-Masila (Salford Red Devils), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 10

Goals:
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 76
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 64
3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 53
4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 41
5 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 39
6 = Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity), Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 35
8 = Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils), Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 32
10 Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors) 30

Points:
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 199
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 141
3 = Mark Percival (St Helens), Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 114
5 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 100
6 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 99
7 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 96
8 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 84
9 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 78
10 Morgan Escare (Wigan Warriors) 77

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