Preview: Saints vs Tigers

Saints are back in Super League action tonight as playoff fighting Castleford Tigers are in town in Round 27 with kick off at 7:45pm before we are presented with the League Leaders' Shield after the game.

Team News and preview

Justin Holbrook named his 19-man squad ahead of the match which sees Lachlan Coote miss out.

The boss has also admitted the Saints must now move on after our Challenge Cup Final defeat.

Morgan Knowles insists the Saints are indeed looking forward and wants to bring the excitement back to the club ahead of the Playoff Semi Finals, starting with a win tonight.

Saints and Castleford have met twice already this season, but this will be the first meeting at the Totally Wicked Stadium between the two sides this season. The Red Vee have won both fixtures, winning 42-12 in West Yorkshire in March, before a 36-16 win at Anfield two months later at the Dacia Magic Weekend.

We have won our last six meetings with the Tigers, our last defeat was the heart-breaking 23-22 loss in golden point overtime in the playoff semi-finals in 2017.

Friday night sees the top two metre makers clash in Saints’ Tommy Makinson with 3,369 metres and the Tigers’ Liam Watts with 2857 metres.

What’s on?

  • Turnstiles – Open at 5pm.
  • Curtain Raiser – Our U19s are in action as they face Huddersfield U19s with the game kicking off at 5:15pm.
  • Red Vee Cafe Bar – Opens at 5pm for you to enjoy a pre-match drink (or two)
  • Club Face Painters – These will be operating in the Hattons Solicitors Family Stand and the Totally Wicked North Stand from around 6:30pm … come along and get your face painted in Saints colours for free!
  • Member Offers – We have two great offers for you – Any pie or hotdog & hot drink just £4. Any Pie & any alcoholic beverage just £6 and we also now have Nachos & Cheese available on selected kiosks! Just show your membership card at the kiosk to access the offers.
  • Carling Bar in the Totally Wicked North Stand – Fans in the North Stand can now join West Stand supporters in enjoying a 500ml Carling PETs from our new bottle bar in the concourse. Price is £4.
  • Contactless Payment – Will be available in the Karalius, Popular Side, Marching Inn, and Murphy’s bars to speed up your service.
  • Minutes Applause – Before kick off we will honour the life of Batley Bulldogs player Archie Bruce with a minute’s applause. Archie passed away hours after making his debut for the Bulldogs against Toulouse on Sunday 18th August. A very popular young man, he will be greatly missed.
  • Half Time Entertainment – Our A-Star Angels will be performing several new performances before the game and at half time. Our Cash Dash Saints Lottery will also be drawn.
  • Post Match – The League Leaders’ Shield will be presented to the Saints after the full-time whistle.

Be part of the League Leaders’ Shield celebrations


The Match is sponsored by Elcons, the Match Ball sponsor is Euro Cargo Aviation, whilst the Man of the Match will be selected by Crabbies.


Are still available on the gate starting from £23 for adults and £10 for 16s and under.

Saints Superstore:

The Saints Superstore will be open until kick-off and will close at this time.


The programme, sponsored by Warrington Audi, is based on a retro design from 1974. Priced at £3, it features an interview with Regan Grace as well as a look back at some of our wonderful fans who made the trip to Wembley, whilst you can also hear from James Roby, Justin Holbrook and Eamonn McManus.

Please note: Anyone caught throwing beer, or any other liquid, alongside smoke grenades or flares, risks being banned for a period of games, and/or having Memberships tickets rescinded.

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