The Saints host Salford for the second and final Pre-Season Friendly ahead of Betfred Super League 2024 commencing in just under a fortnight. Kick-off is scheduled for 2pm at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Sunday, 4th February.
TICKET & ENTRY INFORMATION
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.
Only the West & South Stand will be open for this fixture – all seating is allocated.
Find out more about our ticket prices and Ticket Office hours for this fixture by clicking here.
Ticket collections at the stadium will be available from 12pm (noon) on Saturday 3rd February, at which time physical tickets will also stop being sold with ‘Print at Home’ or digital tickets still available up until kick-off.
Fans will be able to purchase entry to this fixture on game day at the Ticket Office, or directly at turnstiles West & South Stand, but please note that the Totally Wicked Stadium is a cashless venue and card only payments will be accepted at the turnstiles on game day.
*2024 Seasonal Membership does not permit entry to this fixture.
All three of our new 2024 recruits have been named in Paul Wellens’ 33-man squad for this Sunday’s fixture!
Click or tap on the image below to read more about our Pre-Season Friendly squad news.
Salford Red Devils’ 38-man squad vs St.Helens
Paul Rowley has named a large squad with new signings Nene Macdonald, Joe Shorrocks, Chris Hankinson, Joe Mellor and former Saint Matty Foster all included alongside a number of Reserves players.
📋 Paul Rowley has named a squad mixed with first-grade and reserve team players for Sunday’s friendly against @Saints1890!
Tickets are available from the Salford Stadium until 4pm today ⤵️
— Salford Red Devils 👹 (@SalfordDevils) February 2, 2024
WHAT KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?
Whilst this is a home fixture on Sunday, St.Helens will be wearing for the very first time the brand-new 24 Away Kit in its first run-out of the year!
Our colours for the road this year are a striking black and red combo, a modern and exciting colour clash that delivers a memorable design. The shirt is predominantly a deep black with a tonal grey pixel design to the front and back, as well as a red pixelated Chevron design to the sides of the torso.
Get your 24 Away Kit online by visiting saintssuperstore.com!
Sunday’s fixture has been selected by RL Commercial, the RFL and Sky Sports to continue the preparations for the introduction of video referees at all Super League matches this season.
The referee on Sunday, Liam Moore, will have the option of consulting the video official in the usual manner as has been with fixtures broadcast on TV when there is doubt over whether a legal try has or has not been scored.
The video official is at Rugby League’s new remote refereeing base, and will be able to select replays to aid decision-making before conveying that decision to the match official.
Replays will not be shown on a big screen at the Totally Wicked Stadium for Sunday’s match, a position that will change when the new season officially begins.
A LOOK AT SALFORD…
The off-season has been busy for Paul Rowley’s side, with seven men in and seven men out. The big ones being Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers who both joined Leeds Rhinos, key men in the Red Devils spine and who have become stars as part of Salford’s set up.
Former Saint Matty Foster is one of their new recruits as he looks to kick on and get more consistent game time, whilst pick ups such as Nene Macdonald, Cade Cust and Joe Mellor will be solid options for Rowley.
Last season saw their squad stretched a little bit thin, with injuries hampering their form too and a push for the play-off spots saw them take the season down to the final round but narrowly missing out on the post-regular-season mix. The aim will be to back in that Old Trafford hunt in 2024, and with seven new faces, Sunday’s match will offer Salford the chance to try out new combinations and tactics with their new recruits.
THREE TO WATCH
- Ryan Brierley – his recent contract extension was a massive boost for Salford, the fullback will be vital to their attack
- Marc Sneyd – whilst they have lost key half Brodie Croft, Sneyd is still a key player and possesses one of the best kicking boots in the game
- Joe Shorrocks – versatile, the 23-year-old is adept at playing most positions in the forward pack, and tackles well beyond his own size and will be keen to make an impression at his new club
HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME?
Saints will be covering the match in full across our Live Match Centre where you can find out the team news, follow live game updates, get behind the scenes photos and catch up on all the stories of the game.
Highlights and the full match replay will be available for Saints TV subscribers.
FEBRUARY’S MEMBERS’ OFFER
With the start of the new season approaching, 2024 Members can take advantage of 10% off our Matchday Training Range this February at the Saints Superstore…
The Saints Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium will be open from 10am until 2pm on Sunday for game day.
Shop our 2024 Matchday Range here!
WHO WILL BE THE MAN IN THE MIDDLE?
Liam Moore will be the referee for Sunday afternoon’s fixture, and he will be supported by Touch Judges Denton Arnold and Warren Turley.
With a large group of 33 men up for selection at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Sunday afternoon, the Saints’ boss talks about what he is wanting to get out of the fixture ahead of the new Betfred Super League campaign.
Our Head Coach also details why Matty Lees and Morgan Knowles will be missing out, but that both could be in contention for the Round One match against London Broncos in a fortnight.
St.Helens R.F.C. want to ensure that everyone who comes to enjoy game days at the Totally Wicked Stadium can do so in a safe and friendly environment!
The Club would like to reiterate to supporters that it operates a zero-tolerance approach to any anti-social behaviour, at both our own home ground and when visiting other clubs’ stadiums. Misbehaviours that will not be tolerated include, but are not limited to; physical or verbal abuse, violent conduct, missile throwing, excessive alcohol misuse, and any drug misuse.
Furthermore, the use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited under both rugby and football ground regulations. They can cause serious injuries to those who carry them as well as fellow spectators, as well as damage to surfaces such as the playing pitch which can cost clubs thousands of pounds.
The Club during recent seasons has taken preventative actions for home fixtures, with additional stewarding and ‘sniffer’ dog patrols around the stadium. Supporters may encounter these dog patrols when approaching the stadium.
St.Helens would also like to encourage parents/guardians of children coming to the ground to ensure they are always aware of what their child is doing and where in the stadium they are at all times.