Head Coach Kristian Woolf has given an insight into his plans for Friday's pre-season friendly with Leigh Centurions in Alex Walmsley's Testimonial fixture whilst he has also paid tribute to the people of Tonga following recent tragic events.
Our Head Coach caught up with Saints TV to give an update on his team ahead of Friday’s only pre-season game ahead of the new Betfred Super League season.
Woolf revealed he will play a strong team for the majority of the game, with only senior players Regan Grace (injury), Morgan Knowles and Curtis Sironen (both fitness) set to miss out. Sione Mata’utia will also miss the game after he picked up a one game ban in the 2021 Grand Final which is carried over to 2022. He will return for the opening game of the new campaign against Catalans.
He also admitted a number of Academy graduates will get a chance to make their first appearances for the Club whilst admitting he is looking forward to a tough, competitive clash as we look to head into the first game of the new season against Catalans in February.
Woolf paid tribute to Alex Walmsley in what will be his Testimonial fixture, before concluding by sending his well wishes to the people of Tonga, admitting Konrad Hurrell, Will Hopoate and Agnatius Paasi are all yet to hear from family following the tragic events. The Club sends it’s sincere condolences to our friends in Tonga.
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