Paul Wellens has named an initial 20-man squad for Thursday night’s Betfred Super League fixture against Huddersfield Giants which kicks off at the John Smith’s Stadium at 8pm.
The Saints will be appealing the decision of Morgan Knowles’ one-match penalty notice received from the Match Review Panel following St Helens’ victory over Hull FC last Friday night. The loose forward was charged with a Grade B ‘Dangerous Contact’ offence for an incident that occurred in the 71st minute of the game.
As it stands, Knowles is set to miss Thursday night’s match in Huddersfield against the Giants.
An independent tribunal hearing is scheduled for Tuesday night where the Club will appeal the decision. Following the result of the hearing, if Knowles’ ban is overturned he will be added to the squad declaration, but if it is unsuccessful another Saints player will be added to Thursday night’s team.
UPDATED: 19:45 on Tuesday, 21st March 2023
Morgan Knowles’ one match ban has been upheld, you can read more on that news by clicking here. Young outside back Wesley Bruines completes the 21-man squad and if selected will make his competitive Saints debut.
Head Coach Wellens’ side is boosted by the return of Sione Mata’utia and Konrad Hurrell after serving their two-match suspensions, and Will Hopoate is named in the squad for the first time in Super League 2023 and could make his first appearance since the World Club Challenge victory in Penrith last month.
The Red V will however be without the versatile Ben Davies, who sadly suffered an ankle injury which Paul Wellens confirmed will keep him out for around five to six weeks in recovery time.
St Helens 21-man squad vs Huddersfield Giants
1. Jack Welsby, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Will Hopoate, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Jon Bennison, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Lewis Dodd, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Matty Lees, 11. Sione Mata’utia, 14. Joey Lussick, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 16. Curtis Sironen, 17. Agnatius Paasi, 19. James Bell, 22. Sam Royle, 23. Konrad Hurrell, 25. Tee Ritson, 30. George Delaney, 34. Wesley Bruines.
Saints supporters’ tickets have been allocated in the Magic Rock Stand with all tickets designated as unreserved seating.
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- Ticket Prices will increase by £4 at 12 noon on the day of the game.
- There will be no cash turnstiles. Any supporters who arrive without a ticket must purchase via the Huddersfield Giants Ticket Office or purchase a digital ticket here.
Concessions are classed as: Aged 65+, Under 5’s are free but a ticket must be provided via the Saints’ Ticket Office.
Tickets can be purchased online here, via the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium or over the phone on 01744 455052.
Tickets will be come off sale at: 12pm on Thursday, 23rd March – at this point Ticket Collections will be no longer available at the Saints’ Ticket Office, with tickets not yet collected to be made available at John Smith’s Stadium Ticket Office on match night.
Coach Travel to Huddersfield Giants
Coach travel is priced at £14 for 2023 Members and £16 for Non-Members, the coach will depart the Totally Wicked Stadium at 5:30pm on Thursday, 23rd March.