Saints face Wakefield Trinity at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday evening with kick off at 8pm as we look to make it three wins from three in the Betfred Super League.
Wakefield Trinity make their way down the M62 to face St. Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Saints come into this fixture at the top of the league having beaten the Catalans Dragons (H) 28-8 and Hull FC (A) 38-6, whilst Trinity, who have yet to win in 2022, are lying in 8th position on the league ladder; having previously been narrowly beaten by Hull FC (H) 12-16 and the Catalans Dragons (A) 22-24.
Under new coach, Willie Poching, there has been an immediate improvement in Wakefield’s fortunes, as they won five of their remaining seven games last season. During the off season, Poching has focussed on recruiting players with proven track record with Sadiq Adebiyi (London Broncos), Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves), Corey Hall (Leeds Rhinos), Lee Gaskell (Huddersfield Giants), Thomas Minns (Featherstone Rovers), Liam Hood & Jai Whitbread (both Leigh Centurions) and John Davetanivalu (Army RU) coming in.
They have worked hard since the end of last season and although they have suffered two early season losses to Hull FC (H) and the Catalans Dragons (A), they have been very competitive; and can feel a little disappointed to have not claimed at least one win.
Trinity’s strongest seventeen can be more than a match for anyone. They will be hoping to turn their Be Well Support Stadium into a fortress and improve on their away performances. Since the advent of Super League, Saints have faced Wakefield on 52 occasions, winning 43 matches to Wakefield’s nine.
LAST TEN MEETINGS:
Wakefield 14, St Helens 30 (SLR14, 9/7/21)
St Helens 34, Wakefield 6 (SLR3, 16/4/21)
St Helens 48, Wakefield 6 (SLR9, 15/10/20)
Wakefield 16, St Helens 20 (SLR15, 9/10/20)
St Helens 26, Wakefield 6 (SLR24, 2/8/19)
St Helens 48, Wakefield 10 (CCQF, 1/6/19)
Wakefield 18, St Helens 24 (SLR2, 10/2/19)
Wakefield 16, St Helens 36 (SLS8-R2, 16/8/18)
St Helens 34, Wakefield 30 (SLR19, 29/6/18)
Wakefield 24, St Helens 20 (SLR11, 15/4/18)
Tommy Makinson needs one try to reach 150 for St Helens.
Head over to Saints TV to hear Kristian Woolf’s thoughts ahead of the game, whilst Matty Lees is expecting another tough battle down the middle.
MAN IN THE MIDDLE
Aaron Moore will be the referee.
Saints are the home team and so will play in our traditional red and white kit with our new front of shirt sponsor, Home Bargains!
Our A Star Saints Angels Cheerleaders will also be performing again at the Totally Wicked Stadium both pre-match and at half-time.
We will have a dance music playlist in the build-up to kick-off, plus your favourite furry Mascot Boots, sponsored by Small Wonders will also be back look out for him pitchside!
CAN I BUY FOOD AND DRINK?
Following a transition period last season, our Food & Beverage Kiosks and Hospitality Lounges are now FULLY cashless, we no longer accept cash as a form of payment.
We offer a range of food and drink options including our RedV Smooth Bitter and Carling on draught. Plus we now have Stowford Press Original and Berry Cider on all kiosks!
2022 Members can also get 50p off each pint of RedV Smooth up to 7:00pm by showing their Membership card on the Kiosk.
We also have two Kiosk deals exclusively for 2022 members. Hot food and hot drink combo priced at £4 and a pie and a pint/bottle combo for £6. Show your Membership card at the Kiosk to ensure you grab the deal!
CAN I STILL BUY TICKETS FOR THE MATCH?
Tickets are still available online here until 2pm Friday.
Cash turnstiles are available on the West Stand (standing terrace) only, for any seated tickets, these are only available via the Ticket Office.
The Ticket Collection Point located next door to the Ticket Office is the place to collect your pre-ordered ticket.
Tickets start from just £23 for adults and just £10 for Juniors (aged 16 and under).
WHAT TIME DO THE TURNSTILES OPEN?
Gates open at 6:30pm with kick-off at 8pm. The RedV Cafe Bar at the stadium is open from 5pm.
The Saints Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium will be open from 9am up to kick-off. Both the 2022 Home and Away shirts are available to order in-store and online now at: saintssuperstore.com
All 2022 Members can get 10% off our O’Neills ICE COLD 2022 Trainingwear Ranges (t&cs apply, subject to availability). This discount is accessible by showing your 2022 Membership Card in the Saints Superstore, all details can be found here.
Click here to read where you can park on matchdays.
🚗 PARKING | Fans heading to the @twstadium this Friday for Saints vs @WTrinityRL are reminded that FREE parking is available at all @sthelenscouncil operated surface car parks and on-street pay and display bays from 5:45pm…
— St.Helens R.F.C. (@Saints1890) February 24, 2022
I CAN’T ATTEND – WHERE CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?
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 for subscribers later in the week.
The game is also broadcast live on BBC Radio Merseyside…
🔊 On air from 7.30 with Mike Hughes
🏉 @Saints1890 🆚 @WTrinityRL
🏟 Totally Wicked Stadium
🕗 Kick-off 8pm
🎙 Allan Rooney & @johnlawlessRL
#️⃣ #SuperLeague #SLStHWak
📺 Freeview channel 722
💻 Online pic.twitter.com/4Hx4TGn61V
— BBC Sport Merseyside (@bbcmerseysport) February 25, 2022
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Toulouse vs Warrington – 5pm (UK Time)