Kristian Woolf has named his first initial squad of 2022 ahead of Friday's clash with Leigh Centurions in Alex Walmsley's Testimonial match at the Totally Wicked Stadium (kick off 8pm).
The boss has named a 28 man squad with Woolf confirming yesterday that he will start with a strong team before a number of youngsters who haven’t been allocated a first team squad number this season, will get a chance to make their Club debut.
Woolf, who spoke to Saints TV yesterday, confirmed that Regan Grace needed surgery on a bicep injury picked up in training which will see him miss the first month of the new season so he will miss out on Friday. As will Morgan Knowles and Curtis Sironen will also sit out Friday’s game as they continue to build up their fitness levels.
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.
Matty Foster is still recovering from his ACL injury picked up on loan at Leigh in 2021. New signing Danny Hill is also recovering from an injury as is Jumah Sambou and Taylor Pemberton.
New signings Will Hopoate is expected to feature as are Joey Lussick, James Bell and Konrad Hurrell. Academy graduate Shay Martyn is included on the bench as well as Reece Sumner, Rio Corkill, Ellis Archer and Daniel Moss who could all make their debut for the Club.
1, Jack Welsby, 2, Tommy Makinson, 3. Will Hopoate, 4. Mark Percival, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Lewis Dodd, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Matty Lees, 12, Joe Batchelor, 14. Joey Lussick, 15. LMS, 17. Agnatius Paasi, 18. Kyle Amor, 19. Jake Wingfield, 20, James Bell, 21. Josh Simm, 22, Ben Davies, 23, Konrad Hurrell, 24, Dan Norman, 26. Sam Royle, 27. Jon Bennison, 28. Lewis Baxter, Shay Martyn, Reece Sumner, Rio Corkill, Ellis Archer, Daniel Moss.
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