SL Preview: Leeds v St Helens

Mitch Garbutt is in line to make his debut for Leeds, after arriving from Australia earlier this week.

Adam Cuthbertson and Danny McGuire are also back, after recovering from calf and ankle injuries respectively.

Joe Greenwood is included in the St Helens squad, after being cleared of making dangerous contact with an opponent in the game against Widnes.

St Helens take the same squad into this game as for that victorious Challenge Cup quarter-final win over the Vikings.

Leeds Rhinos (19-man squad): Ablett, Aiton, Burrow, Cuthbertson, Delaney, Hall, Handley, Hardaker, Garbutt, Keinhorst, Leuluai, McGuire, Moon, Peacock, Sinfield, Singleton, Ward, Watkins, Yates.

St Helens (19-man squad):
Turner, Jones, Swift, Burns, Walsh, Masoe, Roby, Amor, Wilkin, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Flanagan, Percival, Richards, Greenwood, Dawson, Savelio, Charnock, Fleming.


Leeds stand-off Kevin Sinfield has scored points in 20 consecutive games against St Helens, a streak which started in the 2008 Super League Grand Final. He last failed to score in the 2008 Qualifying Semi-Final at Knowsley Road, where he missed his one goal attempt in a 38-10 defeat.

Jon Wilkin needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns. His total of 99 has been scored as follows: 8 for Hull KR (2000-2002), 90 for St Helens (2003-2015) and one for England (2004-2005, 2008-2009 & 2011-2012). Wilkin also made 6 non-scoring appearances for Great Britain (2006-2007).

Jordan Turner needs three tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. His total of 97 has been scored as follows: 24 for Salford (2006-2009), 34 for Hull FC (2010-2012), 37 for St Helens (2013-2015) and two for England Knights (2012).

Super League Summary:

Leeds won 26 (includes wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Grand Finals; 1998, 2005 and 2013 play-offs)
St Helens won 30 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)
Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004)
St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (Widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)

Last 10 Meetings:

St Helens 16, Leeds 41 (SLR11, 17/4/15)
Leeds 12, St Helens 13 (SLR25, 29/8/14)
Leeds 32, St Helens 12 (CCR5, 26/4/14)
St Helens 14, Leeds 10 (SLR7, 28/3/14)
Leeds 11, St Helens 10 (SLPSF, 20/9/13)
Leeds 22, St Helens 30 (SLR15, 20/5/13)
St Helens 12, Leeds 20 (SLR5, 1/3/13)
Leeds 18, St Helens 31 (SLR14, 21/5/12)
St Helens 46, Leeds 6 (SLR8, 25/3/12)
Leeds 32, St Helens 16 (SLGF, 8/10/11) (at Old Trafford, Manchester)

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