SUPER 8S PREVIEW: St Helens v Warrington

St Helens can go top with a win, but it could only be temporary, with the first four places in Super League divided by only a single point currently.

Travis Burns misses out, as does Man of Steel nominee Alex Walmsley, who has a leg injury.

Warrington have nothing to play for but pride now, although they will want to send off their departing players with a little joy.

Joel Monaghan, Richie Myler, Roy Asostasi and Gareth O’Brien could all make their last apearances for the Wolves in this game.

Sam Wilde coming in for Gary Wheeler is the only change made to the Wire squad from last time out.

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

Warrington (19-man squad): Asotasi, Atkins, Clark, Currie, Dwyer, Harrison, Hill, Johnson, King, Monaghan, Myler, O’Brien, Penny, Philbin, Ratchford, Sandow, Sims, Westwood, Wilde.

Stats:

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook needs one appearance to reach 250 for his career. McCarthy-Scarsbrook has played 150 games for St Helens since 2011, to go with appearances for Harlequins (97, 2006-2010) and England (2, 2008-2009).

St Helens have won all three of the matches between the teams so far this season, including the win at Magic Weekend in May at Newcastle.

Super League Summary:

St Helens won 42 (includes wins in 2010 and 2012 play-offs)
Warrington won 9 (includes win in 2012 play-offs)
Two draws
St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)
Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)

Last 10 Meetings:

Warrington 14, St Helens 20 (SLR22, 16/7/15)
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)

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