SL Preview: Warrington v St Helens

Warrington have recorded two wins in their last two games, meaning that they go into this game with a top-eight spot guaranteed.

They will be keen to continuing building on their recent good form, though, as the Super Eights draw ever nearer.

St Helens have beaten Warrington twice this season in Super League, at Langtree Park and at the Magic Weekend in Newcastle.

Wire are boosted by the return of forwards Ben Currie, Ashton Sims and Anthony England, who have all returned from suspension.

St Helens‘ new full-back Adam Quinlan will want to prove his debut hat-trick last week was no fluke.

Jon Wilkin returns to skipper the Saints.

Warrington (19-man squad): Asotasi, Atkins, Clark, Currie, Dwyer, England, Harrison, Hill, T King, Myler, O’Brien, Ormsby, Penny, Philbin, Ratchford, Russell, Sims, Westwood, Wheeler.

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

Stats:

St Helens have won on their last four visits to the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Warrington’s last home win against the Saints was 35-28 on 24 June, 2011.

Jordan Turner needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. His total of 98 has been scored as follows: 24 for Salford (2006-2009), 34 for Hull FC (2010-2012), 38 for St Helens (2013-2015) and 2 for England Knights (2012).

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 1 for England (2004-2005, 2008-2009 & 2011-2012). Wilkin also made 6 non-scoring appearances for Great Britain (2006-2007).

Mose Masoe has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 53. Masoe made his Saints debut as a substitute in a 38-18 win against Hull KR at Langtree Park on 7 March, 2014. He is an ever-present in the St Helens side since then.

Super League Summary:

Warrington won nine (includes win in 2012 play-offs)
St Helens won 41 (includes wins in 2010 and 2012 play-offs)
Two draws
Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)
St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)

Last 10 Meetings:

St Helens 20, Warrington 16 (SLR16, 31/5/15) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
St Helens 32, Warrington 24 (SLR6, 19/3/15)
St Helens 12, Warrington 39 (SLR26, 4/9/14)
St Helens 24, Warrington 41 (SLR13, 18/5/14) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Warrington 8, St Helens 38 (SLR1, 13/2/14)
St Helens 16, Warrington 29 (SLR26, 30/8/13)
St Helens 22, Warrington 48 (SLR16, 25/5/13) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)
Warrington 10, St Helens 22 (SLR6, 8/3/13)
St Helens 18, Warrington 36 (SLQSF, 29/9/12)
Warrington 6, St Helens 28 (SLQPO, 15/9/12)

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