SAINTS have won their last three meetings with Wakefield, with the Wildcats’ last win against the Saints coming 33-32 at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on August 12, 2012.St Helens have also won their last four home meetings with Wakefield, with the Wildcats’ last away win against the Saints coming 22-20 at Knowsley Road on 17 July, 2009.2014 Meeting:Wakefield 16, St Helens 24 (SLR6, 23/3/14)Super League Summary:St Helens won 27Wakefield won 7Highs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 64-16 (H, 2005) (Widest margin: 60-4, H, 2005)Wakefield highest score: 41-22 (H, 2004) (also widest margin)Super League Milestones:Paul Wellens needs one try to draw level with Keith Senior in second place in the list of all-time leading try-scorers.1 Danny McGuire (Leeds, 2001-present) 2142 Keith Senior (Leeds/Sheffield, 1996-2011) 1993 Paul Wellens (St Helens, 1998-present) 1984 David Hodgson (Hull KR/Huddersfield/Salford/Wigan/Halifax, 1999-present) 1685 Leon Pryce (Catalan Dragons/St Helens/Bradford, 1998-present) 1656 Ade Gardner (Hull KR/St Helens, 2002-present) 1537 Ryan Hall (Leeds, 2007-present) 1528 Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC, 2001-present) 1499 Rob Burrow (Leeds, 2001-present) 14810 Pat Richards (Wigan, 2006-2013) 147Paul Wellens – 2 tries away from 200 (198 for St Helens, 1998-2014)Consecutive Appearances:Hull FC’s Joe Westerman has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 40.Westerman last missed a Hull game on 25 May, 2013 – a 22-16 Magic Weekend win against Hull KR at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.His streak then started on 31 May, 2013 – an 18-6 home win against Leeds.1 Joe Westerman (Hull FC) 402 = Matt Cook (London Broncos), Sia Soliola (St Helens) 304 = Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield Giants), Zeb Taia (Catalan Dragons) 27First Utility Super League Leading ScorersTries:1 Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves) 232 Tom Makinson (St Helens) 223 Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 214 Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 185 = Justin Carney (Castleford Tigers), Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons) 177 = Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers), Michael Oldfield (Catalan Dragons), Joe Wardle (Huddersfield Giants) 1610 = Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos), Mason Caton-Brown (Salford Red Devils), Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 15Goals:1 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 892 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 883 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 864 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 765 = Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos), Luke Walsh (St Helens) 667 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 658 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 649 = Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons), Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 50Goals Percentage:1 Jamie Ellis (Castleford Tigers) 100.00 (10/10)2 Jordan Rankin (Hull FC) 88.46 (23/26)3 Luke Gale (Bradford Bulls) 88.23 (30/34)4 Sam Williams (Catalan Dragons) 84.00 (21/25)5 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 81.96 (50/61)6 Jacob Miller (Hull FC) 81.81 (9/11)7 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 78.57 (66/84)8 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 76.74 (66/86)9 = Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) (64/84), Jamie Foster (Bradford Bulls) (32/42) 76.19Points:1 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 2042 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 1933 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 1864 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 1685 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 1666 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 1537 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 1528 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 1389 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 13210 Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 105
SAINTS have announced their 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League clash with Huddersfield.Mark Percival is recalled to the roster alongside forward Luke Thompson.Nathan Brown will choose from:2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 22. Mark Percival, 24. Gary Wheeler, 26. Matty Dawson, 28. Luke Thompson.Paul Anderson will choose his Huddersfield side from:2. Jermaine McGillvary, 3. Leroy Cudjoe, 4. Joe Wardle, 5. Aaron Murphy, 7. Luke Robinson, 9. Shaun Lunt, 10. Craig Kopczak, 11. Brett Ferres, 13. Chris Bailey, 14. Michael Lawrence, 15. Larne Patrick, 16. David Faiumu, 17. Ukuma Ta’ai, 19. Jodie Broughton, 20. Antonio Kaufusi, 21. Anthony Mullally, 22. Jacob Fairbank, 23. Josh Johnson, 27. Jake Connor.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Richard Silverwood.Tickets for the match remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.
The 23-year-old inked a three-year deal with the NRL outfit, effective immediately.“It is a big competition out there and I have always wanted to challenge myself and see what it is like,” he said. “This opportunity came along when I was still young and had no ties. It was a tough decision as I have come through the system here but it is something I have always wanted to do.“I watched the NRL when I was younger and it was something I always thought about so when the opportunity came I couldn’t turn it down. It will be a big challenge.“There were a few other clubs interested but at this stage of the career I made the choice to go to the Gold Coast.“They have been looking after me already and I am looking forward to getting down there and training with the boys.“It will be sad to leave Saints – the club will always be deep down in me.”You can listen to an extended interview with Joe later this week in the Podcast as well as reading the programme at the Wakefield game.
It had originally been scheduled for Saturday September 23 but has been selected to be broadcast on Sky Sports.The game will kick off at 8pm at the AJ Bell stadium and tickets are now on sale.Our remaining Super 8s fixtures are:RD5: Wakefield v Saints – Thursday September 7 – 8pm RD6: Saints v Huddersfield – Friday September 15 – 8pm RD7: Salford v Saints – Thursday September 21 – 8pm
Saints started the game well through tries from Lachlan Coote, a first senior try from Jack Welsby as well as a score from Luke Thompson set us on our way, before Hull KR battled back through two tries from Kane Linnett and a Will Oakes try meant the visitors led at the interval.But Saints were then the team to fight back and despite an early Shaun Lunt try, Kyle Amor, Aaron Smith and Regan Grace all went over to secure a win described as ‘huge’ by Head Coach Justin Holbrook.Hear from Holbrook below as he reflects on the game, sheds light on the absentees as well as gives an injury update on Theo Fages.