Wellens & Smith name Saints squads for Double Header

St. Helens First Team and Women’s team will both take to the field on Friday night at the Totally Wicked Stadium, and Coaches Paul Wellens and Matty Smith have named their squads.

  • St. Helens Women vs York Valkyrie – Betfred Women’s Super League – Round 6 – 5:30pm KO
  • St. Helens vs Leeds Rhinos – Betfred Super League – Round 20 – 8pm KO

Friday night will be the Saints’ Inclusion Round, as well as part of The RFL’s ‘Rugby League Together’ campaign, with BOTH our Men and Women having their fixtures at the same venue on the same night, the Club will also be highlighting exciting projects all week long such as the return of our Physical Disability Rugby League team, and our first-ever LDRL home festival to come in August.

With two exciting matches to watch at the Totally Wicked Stadium, we encourage supporters to come to the ground earlier to enjoy all the action and cheer both our Women and Men on!

Following the First Team’s narrow defeat to Leigh Leopards last Saturday, Paul Wellens makes seven changes to the squad he named for that fixture.

On Tuesday it was revealed that Alex Walmsley and Agnatius Paasi’s seasons were sadly over due to long-term injuries that were picked up during the game against Leigh, and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook also picked up a knock which will keep him out for a couple of weeks. You can read more on that news here.

Jon Bennison, Curtis Sironen, and Joe Batchelor were named last week in the 21-man squad but all three step out of this week’s declaration.

The other two exits from the last named squad are; Joey Lussick, who has now departed the club following an undisclosed transfer fee agreement, and the arrival of Moses Mbye, and Sione Mata’utia who picked up a two-match penalty notice from the Semi-Final match.

Coming into the squad then are captain James Roby and star centre Mark Percival after following the head injury protocols which saw them miss last Saturday’s match. Young Saints Lewis Baxter, Matty Foster, Taylor Pemberton, and Wesley Bruines all step into the 21-man squad, for Foster and Pemberton it marks the first time in Super League 2023 that they have been named in the team.

After the confirmation of his move to join the Club on Sunday, landing in the UK on Tuesday morning and going straight to training, Moses Mbye could be set to make his debut for the Club against the Rhinos. Mbye will wear the number #35 shirt for St. Helens in 2023.

St. Helens 21-man squad vs Leeds Rhinos

1.Jack Welsby, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Will Hopoate, 4. Mark Percival, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Lewis Dodd, 9. James Roby, 10. Matty Lees, 13. Morgan Knowles, 19. James Bell, 20. Dan Norman, 21. Ben Davies, 22. Sam Royle, 23. Konrad Hurrell, 24. Lewis Baxter, 25. Tee Ritson, 28. Matthew Foster, 29. Taylor Pemberton, 30. George Delaney, 34. Wesley Bruines, 35. Moses Mbye.

Matty Smith makes one change to the St. Helens Women’s squad that was named last week, with Danielle McGifford dropping out for Erin Stott, who was cup-tied for last weekend’s Semi-Final.

Fresh on the back of making history on Saturday afternoon, booking their spot in the first-ever Women’s Challenge Cup Final to be played at Wembley, St. Helens Women face their Semi-Final opponents York Valkyrie once more, this time in league action.

The game will be shown live on Sky Sports Action, with coverage starting at 5pm, before the game kicks off at 5:30pm. This is the second time that the Saints Women have been shown live on Sky Sports in 2023, following an 18-38 victory over Leeds at Headingley back in May.

Should the Red V be victorious over York again, they move to within one point of the Valkyrie at the top of the Betfred Women’s Super League, with a game in hand, and it would truly heat up the race for the League Leader’s Shield.

St. Helens Women 21-woman squad vs York Valkyrie

1. Rebecca Rotheram, 2. Luci McColm, 3. Eboni Partington, 4.Naomi Williams, 6. Zoe Harris, 7. Faye Gaskin, 8. Shona Hoyle, 9. Tara Jones, 10. Chantelle Crowl, 11. Paige Travis, 12. Emily Rudge, 13. Jodie Cunningham, 14. Vicky Whitfield, 15. Lucie Sams, 16. Darcy Stott, 17. Pip Birchall, 18. Alyx Bridge, 19. Katie Mottershead, 21. Amy Taylor, 28. Phoebe Hook, 29. Erin Stott.


The quickest and easiest method of securing your spot at the Totally Wicked Stadium is by purchasing your ticket online by visiting eticketing.co.uk/saintsrlfc. You can secure a digital or ‘Print at Home’ ticket which would not require you to visit the Ticket Office.

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