Team news: St Helens v Salford (Fri)

St Helens will be without James Roby on Friday, but Pauli Pauli could make his debut for Salford.

Justin Holbrook has made two changes to his St Helens side that won at Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup last week. James Bentley and Jack Welsby replace Roby and Danny Richardson.

Salford coach Ian Watson has also made two changes to his outfit that were knocked out of the Challenge Cup by Hull KR last time out. Pauli and Logan Tomkins come in for Jake Bibby and Josh Wood.

The televised Super League clash takes place at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

Drew’s dabble: Saints are priced at 5/6 with a handicap 2-way of -15 points. 

St Helens’ 19-man squad: Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Regan Grace, Theo Fages, Alex Walmsley, Zeb Taia, Joseph Paulo, Morgan Knowles, Kyle Amor, Dom Peyroux, Adam Swift, Matty Lees, Jack Ashworth, Aaron Smith, James Bentley, Lachlan Coote, Matty Costello, Jack Welsby.

Salford’s 19-man squad: Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Rob Lui, Lee Mossop, Gil Dudson, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Joey Lussick, Adam Walker, Greg Burke, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Logan Tomkins, Dan Murray, Derrell Olpherts, Ken Sio, Krisnan Inu, Pauli Pauli, Jackson Hastings.

St Helens are favourites by a mile at 1/6, while Salford’s odds are 9/2 to pick up two points at the home of the league leaders.

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