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Match Preview: Saints vs Leeds Rhinos – Double Header

Saints host Leeds Rhinos in a double header at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Thursday and we have all the information you need right here in our Match Preview story!

BACKGROUND…

We have an action packed day ahead as our Women face Leeds Rhinos in the curtain raiser – in a repeat of the Challenge Cup Final at 5.30pm before our men host the Rhinos at 8pm with both games live on Sky Sports.

If that is not enough, we will celebrate the contribution of our Armed Forces in the build-up to Armed Forces Day on the 25th June. This will see a parachute drop into the Totally Wicked Stadium for the very first time! Scroll down to read more…

LAST TEN MEETINGS:

Leeds 0, St Helens 26 (SLR7, 1/4/22)
St Helens 36, Leeds 8 (SLSF, 1/10/21)
St Helens 40, Leeds 6 (SLR24, 10/9/21)
St Helens 26, Leeds 18 (CCR3, 10/4/21)
St Helens 40, Leeds 8 (SLR17, 23/10/20)
Leeds 0, St Helens 48 (SLR8, 9/8/20)
Leeds 20, St Helens 36 (SLR26, 15/8/19)
St Helens 36, Leeds 10 (SLR19, 21/6/19)
St Helens 27, Leeds 22 (SLR3, 22/2/19)
Leeds 22, St Helens 23 (SLR18, 15/6/18)

SQUADS

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COACHES PREVIEW

Head over to Saints TV to hear from Head Coach Kristian Woolf, whilst Joe Batchelor also reflects on his England debut and looks ahead to the clash with the Rhinos.

Carrie Roberts is in contention to feature for the first time in over two months for our Women and you can hear from her right here.

MAN IN THE MIDDLE

T. Grant will be the referee and Liam Moore will be the video referee.

KIT?

Both of our Saints’ are the home teams and so will play in our traditional red and white kit with our front of shirt sponsor, Home Bargains!

PARACHUTE DROP

We will celebrate the contribution of our Armed Forces in the build-up to Armed Forces Day on the 25th June. This will see a parachute drop into the Totally Wicked Stadium for the very first time!

The Red Devils – the Army’s world-renowned parachute display team will be dropping into the stadium pre-match (conditions permitting) at around 7:15pm to deliver the matchball.

The drop is in partnership with our Platinum Club Partners Boardrmwho are also matchball sponsors of the fixture.

Boardrm will also be offering some unique prizes to fans to win at the game, more info on that closer to matchday…

The parachute drop will form part of the celebration of our local and national Armed Forces, which will also see a Military Pipe Band performing and some special guests from the Armed Forces community, helping to present the match-ball.

MATCHDAY SCHEDULE

  • RedV Bar at the Totally Wicked Stadium will be open from 5pm
  • The Club Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium and Ticket Office will both open from 9am until kick-off
  • Turnstiles and Stadium Kiosk open from 5pm
  • Women’s kick off vs Leeds Rhinos Women – 5:30pm
  • Armed Forces – Veterans of Foundation will be delivering the matchball for the men’s game
  • The Red Devils – the Army’s world-renowned parachute display team will be dropping into the stadium pre-match at around 7:15pm. Click here to read all about it.
  • Liverpool Scottish Pipe Band will be in attendance
  • First team vs Leeds Rhinos – 8pm kick off.

FOOD & 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!

Madri Premium Lager is now available in all home areas of the Totally Wicked Stadium following it’s recent introduction at the Hull KR fixture.

We 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!

There will also be a trial in the Totally Wicked North Stand using our new Seat Service. The trial is available only in the Totally Wicked North Stand – with two collection options – the Aussie Saints Kiosk located in the western end of the North Stand concourse and the Hotdog and Mobile bar, located in the eastern side of the same concourse.

Visit our news section to read more about this and our food and drink offers!

CHALLENGE 25 POLICY & FAN CONDUCT

Fans will need to ensure they bring a valid photo ID with them in order to prove their age when purchasing alcohol at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Any fans who are over 18 but can’t prove their age it may be refused sale of alcohol.

We remind fans to ensure their conduct is befitting of out Club. Any anti-social behavior that contravenes the Club’s Ground regulations (that can be viewed here)

Or any abuse of our staff, will not be tolerated.

SAINTS SUPERSTORE

Open from 9am until kick off, the Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium has everything you need to kit yourself out including our 2022 home and away replica kit, training wear and leisure clothing, caps, hats and a huge range of souvenirs and gifts as well as matchday essentials such as flags and scarves.

We will play in a special edition shirt at our 2022 Magic Weekend clash vs Wigan Warriors at St.James’ Park, Newcastle. Limited stock following the pre-order period is now available via the Saints Superstore, in-store and online.

CHEERLEADERS / MINI-RUGBY

Our A Star Saints Angels Cheerleaders will be in attendance and Mini Rugby matches will take place in both East and West areas of the pitch at half-time thanks to Saints Community Development Foundation.

MATCHDAY PARKING

Click here to read where you can park on matchdays.

CAN I STILL BUY TICKETS FOR THE MATCH?

Tickets are still available for the Double Header and can be purchased here.

For those collecting on the day of the fixture – all pre-ordered tickets must be collected from the Ticket Office Collection Point, located next to the Ticket Office.

I CAN’T ATTEND – WHERE CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?

Both games are live on Sky Sports, but supporters can follow the game on our official TwitterFacebook 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 for subscribers later in the week.

RIVALS WATCH

Thursday

Saints vs Leeds – 8pm – Sky Sports

Friday

Warrington vs Hull FC – 8pm – Sky Sports
Wigan vs Toulouse – 8pm

Sunday

Salford vs Wakefield – 3pm
Hull KR vs Huddersfield – 3:15pm – Sky Sports
Castleford vs Catalans Dragons – 3.30pm

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