Super League preview: St Helens v Leeds

The two remaining unbeaten records are at stake as St Helens face Leeds in a repeat of last season’s preliminary semi-final.

The Rhinos won 11-10 last September, in what was typically dramatic match between these two familiar foes.

St Helens

Lewis Charnock and Andre Savelio have been promoted into the 19-man squad, to replace the suspended Jon Wilkin and Kyle Amor.

Squad: Lomax, Makinson, Jones, Swift, Hohaia, Masoe, Roby, Soliola, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Wellens, Thompson, Greenwood, Wheeler, Walker, Dawson, Richards, Charnock, Savelio.

Last match: Won 24-16 away at Wakefield

Leeds

Kevin Sinfield, who has scored points in sixteen consecutive games against St Helens, returns alongside Jamie Peacock, Joel Moon, Brett Delaney and Tom Briscoe.

Squad: Hardaker, Jones-Bishop, Watkins, Moon, Hall, McGuire, Burrow, Leuluai, Aiton, Peacock, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Sinfield, Ward, Delaney, Kirke, Achurch, Briscoe, Singleton.

Last match: Won 54-6 at home to London

Previous ten meetings

Leeds 11, St Helens 10 (SLPSF, 20/9/13)

Leeds 22, St Helens 30 (SLR15, 20/5/13)

St Helens 12, Leeds 20 (SLR5, 1/3/13)

Leeds 18, St Helens 31 (SLR14, 21/5/12)

St Helens 46, Leeds 6 (SLR8, 25/3/12)

Leeds 32, St Helens 16 (SLGF, 8/10/11)

(at Old Trafford, Manchester)

St Helens 42, Leeds 16 (SLR16, 3/6/11)

(at Stobart Stadium, Widnes)

Leeds 16, St Helens 30 (SLR6, 19/3/11)

Leeds 32, St Helens 28 (CCSF, 7/8/10)

(at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)

Leeds 28, St Helens 24 (SLR20, 3/7/10)

Super League summary

St Helens won 28 (includes wins in 1999, 2001, 2007 and 2008 play-offs)

Leeds won 25 (includes wins in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 Grand Finals; 1998, 2005 and 2013 play-offs)

St Helens highest score: 62-18 (H, 1999) (widest margin: 56-10, H, 2004)

Leeds highest score: 74-16 (H, 2001) (widest margin: 70-0, H, 2004)

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.


*