Saints face top of the table Catalans Dragons at Dacia Magic Weekend at Newcastle's St James' Park on Saturday (5.15pm kick off) and you can find out everything you need to know right here in our Match Preview story!
Anthony Joshua puts his world titles on the line against Oleksandr Usyk later this month, but a hotly anticipated heavyweight clash of a different kind takes place in Newcastle on Saturday evening.
In one corner, the reigning, back-to-back Super League champions St Helens. In the other, the up-and-coming French challengers Catalans Dragons, who sit atop the Super League standings with three rounds of the regular season remaining.
The showdown between first and second in the competition on day one of Magic Weekend at St James’ Park marks the third time the sides will have met this year and although Saints triumphed 34-12 against an under-strength Catalans side at Totally Wicked Stadium just under a month ago, they know it will be different this time around as they bid to slay the Dragons.
LAST TEN MEETINGS:
St Helens 34, Catalans Dragons 12 (SLR18, 7/8/21)
Catalans Dragons 20, St Helens 16 (SLR7, 22/5/21)
St Helens 48, Catalans Dragons 2 (SLSF, 20/11/20)
St Helens 34, Catalans Dragons 6 (SLR4, 2/8/20) (at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
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) (at University of Bolton Stadium)
St Helens 26, Catalans Dragons 12 (SLR14, 3/5/18)
Catalans Dragons 12, St Helens 21 (SLR2, 10/2/18)
21 MAN SQUADS
Head over to Saints TV to hear from both Head Coaches, Kristian Woolf and Catalans’ Steve McNamara, whilst Tommy Makinson also has fond memories of the Magic Weekend!
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Liam Moore will be the referee, whilst James Child will be the video referee.
Saints are the home team, but we will be playing in our special edition Magic Weekend kit! Before kick off, the players will also wear another specially designed shirt which will raise money for St Helens Autism Support. CLICK HERE TO READ.
Make sure you know all the information you might need to ensure you have a fantastic weekend in Newcastle!
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I CAN’T ATTEND – WHERE CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?
The whole weekend of action is aired on Sky Sports, with Saints game kicking off on Saturday at 5.15pm.
Supporters can also 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 on Monday for subscribers.
Saturday – all on Sky Sports
Castleford vs Salford – 3pm
St Helens vs Catalans – 5.15pm
Leeds Rhinos vs Hull FC – 7.30pm
Sunday – all on Sky Sports
Huddersfield vs Wakefield – 1pm
Wigan vs Warrington – 3.15pm
Leigh vs Hull KR – 5.30pm