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Two changes to 19 man squad as Knowles returns

Morgan Knowles returns to Saints' 19 man squad ahead of our trip to Headingley to face a resurgent Leeds Rhinos side on Thursday whilst Joe Batchelor also comes in.

Knowles has missed the three victories over Halifax, Wakefield and Warrington after injuring a rib whilst captaining the side in our defeat to London back in round 23, but he returns to the 19 this week in place of Joseph Paulo who picked up a hamstring injury in the win over Warrington last weekend.

Batchelor hasn’t featured since the recent loss to London and he comes in for Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook who drops out.

Alex Walmsley (eye) and Lachlan Coote (knee) are still missing, whilst James Roby is also not quite 100% fit for Thursday night’s fixture and Justin Holbrook will reveal their chances of playing at Wembley on saintsrlfc.com shortly.

Saints travel to a Leeds Rhinos side who have won their last two Betfred Super League fixtures by an aggregate score of 92-8 after dominant wins over Huddersfield and Catalans.

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St.Helens 19 man squad:

1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages,  7. Danny Richardson, 10. Luke Thompson, 11. Zeb Taia, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 21. Aaron Smith, 22. James Bentley, 24. Matty Costello, 25. Joe Batchelor, 29. Jack Welsby.

Leeds Rhinos 19 man squad:

1. Jack Walker, 4. Knonrad Hurrell, 5. Ash Handley, 7. Richie Myler, 8. Adam Cuthbertson, 11. Trent Merrin,  13. Stevie Ward, 14. Brad Dwyer, 15. Liam Sutcliffe, 16. Brett Ferres, 18. Nathaniel Peteru, 22. Cameron Smith, 24. Luke Briscoe, 25. James Donaldson, 29. Harry Newman, 38. Ava Seumanufagai, 39. Shaun Lunt, 40. Robert Lui, 41. Rhyse Martin.

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