Big Match Preview

Salford come to the Totally Wicked Stadium tonight to take on Saints in a Round 19 Betfred Super League clash.

Saints have a strong record over Salford at their own midden.

They have won all fifteen matches at Knowsley Road since 1997, one game at Widnes’ Stobart Stadium in 2011 and five at Totally Wicked Stadium (2012-2016).

Salford last won in St Helens on January 12 1980 (18-17) with the Saints winning 32 consecutive home meetings between the sides since then.

2017 Meeting:

Salford 22, St Helens 14 (SLR7, 30/3/17)

Super League Summary:

St Helens won 34
Salford won 6

Highs and Lows:

St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000)
Salford highest score: 44-10 (H, 2016) (also widest margin)

Head to Head Season Stats:

SaintsSalford
Tries6482
Goals5172
Metres23,03223,384
Breaks88127
Tackles6,1846,094
Penalties135137

Career Milestones:

Zeb Taia needs one appearance to reach 100 whilst in the British game. He has played 17 games for St Helens in 2017, to go with appearances for Catalans Dragons (81, 2013-2015) and The Exiles (1, 2013).

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:

St Helens’ Mark Percival (2-1-1-1) has scored tries in their sides’ last four games.

Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:

Tries:
1 Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers) 30
2 Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 18
3 Albert Kelly (Hull FC) 17
4 = Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers), Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity) 15
6 Joel Moon (Leeds Rhinos) 13
7 = Jake Mamo (Huddersfield Giants), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Jamie Shaul (Hull FC), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves) 12

Goals:
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 80
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 64
3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 56
4 Mark Percival (St Helens) 46
5 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 43
6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 42
7 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 41
8 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 37
9 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 36
10 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 35

Goals Percentage:
1 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 100.00 (10/10)
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 90.14 (64/71)
3 Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 87.50 (56/64)
4 Martyn Ridyard (Huddersfield Giants/Leigh Centurions) 84.00 (21/25)
5 Paul McShane (Castleford Tigers) 83.33 (10/12)
6 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 82.35 (14/17)
7 Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 80.39 (41/51)
8 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 79.24 (42/53)
9 Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils) 78.72 (37/47)
10 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 76.92 (80/104)

Points:
1 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 207
2 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 141
3 Mark Percival (St Helens) 136
4 = Greg Eden (Castleford Tigers), Luke Walsh (Catalans Dragons) 120
6 Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos) 107
7 Gareth O’Brien (Salford Red Devils) 96
8 = Michael Dobson (Salford Red Devils), Ben Reynolds (Leigh Centurions) 94
10 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 88

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