St Helens v Warrington: Suspensions force changes to both sides

Josh McAllister
St Helens

Curtis Sironen returns for St Helens

St Helens and Warrington have both made two changes to their squads ahead of their Friday night Super League clash.

St Helens centre Konrad Hurrell will sit out of Friday’s game against Warrington. The Tongan international was given a one-match ban for a Grade A late hit in their 42-8 win at Hull KR.

He is replaced by Curtis Sironen, who has served his one-match ban following a late hit.

The other change sees Jake Wingfield replaced by Jon Bennison.

James Bell has been named and is yet to make his debut for Kristian Woolf’s side. He has featured in the club’s reserves team so far, having joined the club from Leigh for 2022.

Two suspensions for Warrington

Daryl Powell has been forced into two changes due to suspensions.

Josh Charnley will miss the next two games. The winger received a two-match ban for a Grade C strike in their 24-18 defeat to Catalans last week. He will miss Warrington’s upcoming fixtures against Saints and Wakefield.

Forward Matt Davis will miss the clash following a Grade B dangerous tackle charge. They are replaced by Rob Butler and Jack Darbyshire. 

Warrington will be looking to bounce back from their home defeat to Catalans, in which Powell labelled as ‘unacceptable’.

Peter Mata’utia will go against younger brother Sione, who leads the way on the Man of Steel leaderboard.

St Helens: Welsby, Makinson, Hopoate, Percival, Lomax, Dodd, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Mata’utia, Batchelor, Knowles, Lussick, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Sironen, Paasi, Amor, Bell, Simm, Davies, Bennison.

Warrington: Ashton, Bullock, Butler, D.Clark, J.Clark, Cooper, Currie, Darbyshire, Dean, Holmes, Hughes, King, Longstaff, Mata’utia, Mulhern, Philbin, Ratchford, Thewlis, Walker, Widdop, Williams.

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