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Match Preview: Saints vs Catalans – Play-off Semi Final

Saints face Catalans Dragons with a place in the Betfred Super League Grand Final up for grabs. Kick off tonight is at 7.45pm at our Totally Wicked Stadium and you can read all the pre-match news right here in our match preview.

BACKGROUND…

Saints have had two weeks off – a reward for finishing in the top two of the regular season standings – so Kristian Woolf’s men will arrive into this one fresh and raring to go knowing that we are 80 minutes away from a second consecutive Super League Grand Final.

Alex Walmsley will be back for Saints after he missed the defeat to Wigan, whilst the likes of James Graham, Dom Peyroux and Zeb Taia could grace the Totally Wicked Stadium turf for the final time in the Red Vee.

Catalans arrive full of confidence after a dominant 26-14 win over Leeds Rhinos in the Elimination Play-off last week. David Mead, Israel Folau, Samisoni Langi and Tom Davies scored their tries.

Saints got the better of the Dragons last time out back in August after a 34-6 win and will have to match the power of the Dragons up the middle again with that battle going a long way to deciding the outcome of today’s clash.

Last ten meetings:

St Helens 34, Catalans Dragons 6 (SLR4, 2/8/20)

St Helens 50, Catalans Dragons 14 (SLR13, 28/4/19)

Catalans Dragons 18, St Helens 10 (SLR9, 6/4/19)

Catalans Dragons 22, St Helens 26 (SLS8-R4, 8/9/18)

Catalans Dragons 35, St Helens 16 (CCSF, 5/8/18)

St Helens 26, Catalans Dragons 12 (SLR14, 3/5/18)

Catalans Dragons 12, St Helens 21 (SLR2, 10/2/18)

St Helens 46, Catalans Dragons 28 (SLR22, 16/7/17)

Catalans Dragons 24, St Helens 28 (SLR5, 18/3/17)

St Helens 39, Catalans Dragons 16 (SLS8-R2, 12/8/16)

21 MAN SQUADS

Semi Final Squad named…

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

COACH AND PLAYER PREVIEW

Hear from Head Coach Kristian Woolf ahead of the match whilst you can also hear from Regan Grace who admits he is excited to get back out there in such a big game.

KIT?

Saints are the ‘home’ team and will play in our Red and White strip with Catalans in their Black kit.

FANS?

Following the news that the Government paused its plans to allow a limited number of fans back into sporting venues, the game will again be conducted behind closed doors. However we will have a selection of our TOTALLY WICKED FANS on Sky Sports’ Fan Zone – cheering the boys on from home.

WHERE CAN I WATCH THE GAME?

The game is live on Sky Sports Arena with kick off at 7:45pm. 2020 members can also watch on the RFL’s Our League app via a unique streaming code. Please click here for more information.

Supporters can follow the game on our official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts as well as on our Live Match Centre.

Reaction will follow the Full-Time whistle on our website and social media channels whilst the highlights and the full 80 minute replay will be on Saints TV over the weekend for subscribers.

A PLACE IN THE BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE GRAND FINAL IS UP FOR GRABS!

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