Saints squad for home Castleford clash

St. Helens return home to the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday night and will take on Castleford Tigers in Round 17 of Betfred Super League 2023, kick-off is scheduled for 8pm.

After back-to-back trips to Hull FC which ended with contrasting fortunes, Paul Wellens men are back playing in front of the Saints faithful and looking to get back to winning ways.

The first visit to the MKM Stadium saw the Red V secure passage through to the Betfred Challenge Cup semi-finals, but five days later the Black & Whites got their revenge in the league with a season-best performance ending our six-match winning run.

Friday night at the Totally Wicked Stadium is a Double Header too with turnstiles opening from 4:45pm, so fans can come to the ground and cheer on the next-gen too!

  • Academy vs Castleford Tigers – 5:15pm KO
  • First Team vs Castleford Tigers – 8pm KO

Head Coach Paul Wellens makes two changes to the squad that was named for last week’s league match, with Mark Percival returning after he missed out last week due to head injury protocols, and Sam Royle is also back in the 21.

Curtis Sironen pulled up in last Thursday’s match due to a tight hamstring, and the Saints boss revealed during his weekly press conference he expects the back-rower to be unavailable for a couple of weeks. Outside back Wesley Bruines is the other change to Friday night’s team.

St. Helens 21-man squad vs Castleford Tigers

1. Jack Welsby, 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, 12. Joe Batchelor, 13. Morgan Knowles, 14. Joey Lussick, 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 17. Agnatius Paasi, 19. James Bell, 21. Ben Davies, 22. Sam Royle, 23. Konrad Hurrell, 25. Tee Ritson, 30. George Delaney.

Castleford come into Friday’s game on the back of arguably their best performance of the season, getting just their fourth win of the year over 2nd placed Warrington Wolves, 23-14.

The Tigers have made three changes to the squad that got that big win over Wire, with sizeable prop Albert Vete, outside back Mahe Fonua and loan signing half-back Riley Dean coming in. Veteran Nathan Massey and youngsters George Hill and Aaron Willis step out.

Andy Last’s men are without players such as captain Paul McShane and Niall Evalds, both of whom are out with longer term injuries.

Castleford Tigers 21-man squad vs St. Helens

3. Jordan Turner, 4. Mahe Fonua, 5. Bureta Faraimo, 6. Gareth Widdop, 7. Jacob Miller, 10. George Griffin, 11. Kenny Edwards, 12. Alex Mellor, 13. Joe Westerman, 15. Alex Sutcliffe, 17. Jack Broadbent, 19. Albert Vete, 20. Muizz Mustapha, 24. Cain Robb, 25. Brad Martin, 28. Sam Hall, 30. Jacob Hookem, 31. Jason Qareqare, 32. Liam Watts, 39. Will Tate, 40. Riley Dean.


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