SL preview: St Helens v Warrington (Fri)

St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has made just one change to his squad for the visit of Warrington.

Young forward Joe Greenwood is recalled in place of Greg Richards.

For the Wolves, head coach Tony Smith has named Gareth O’Brien and Rhys Evans in his 19-man squad, as well as the fit-again trio of veterans Lee Briers, Adrian Morley and Garreth Carvell.

O’Brien is in the mix after returning from a loan spell with Saints, while Evans recently made his comeback from a broken foot.

St Helens 19-man squad: Wellens, Turner, Soliola, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Clough, Jones, Makinson, Greenwood, Walmsley, Swift, Walker, Howarth.

Warrington 19-man squad: C. Bridge, Briers, Carvell, Cooper, Evans, Grix, Harrison, Higham, Hill, McCarthy, J. Monaghan, M. Monaghan, Morley, O’Brien, Ratchford, C. Riley, Waterhouse, Westwood, Wood.

Prediction: Home win.


In the last 10 meetings between the sides there have been five wins each.

2013 meetings – St Helens 22, Warrington 48 (SLR16, 25/5/13 at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)

– Warrington 10, St Helens 22 (SLR6, 8/3/13)

Super League summary:

St Helens won 38 (includes wins in 2010 & 2012 play-offs)

Warrington won 6 (includes win in 2012 play-offs)

2 draws

St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)

Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)

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