St Helens confident key trio will be fully fit for Wembley

Drew Darbyshire

Photo courtesy of Richard Long

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook is confident that star trio Lachlan Coote, Alex Walmsley and James Roby will be 100% for Wembley.

The Saints face neighbours Warrington in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley next Saturday.

Coote [knee] and Walmsley [eye] have not be included in the 19-man squad to face Leeds on Thursday night, while captain Roby is not quite right either.

Holbrook explained: “We will pick the best team that is fully fit so players like Robes [James Roby], Cootie [Lachlan Coote] and Big Al [Alex Walmsley] in particular are probably just short of being right this week, but will be 100% fit next week which is the main thing.”

Wales international Morgan Knowles will return for Saints this week after fully recovering from a hip injury, while France skipper Theo Fages

Holbrook added: “Morgs [Morgan Knowles] has missed a fair few games now and he is fully fit so it will be great to have him and Theo [Fages] back in the side.”

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