Hull come to town this week (7.45pm) and like your Saints they are 2 from 2 over the Easter weekend. After a hard fought win over their nearest and dearest Hull KR with only 12 men, they sneaked past Wakefield thanks to a mammoth drop goal from Marc Sneyd in his 99th appearance for the Airlie Birds. They make several changes to their 19 man squad with Carlos Tuimavave, Jamie Shaul, Jordan Lane and Danny Houghton all recalled after missing the narrow win over Trinity. If Houghton makes an appearance it will be his 300th in FC colours. Jack Logan also comes into the squad, replacing Bureta Faraimo, who is suspended after receiving his marching orders on Good Friday.
Saints have once again made no changes to their 19 man squad. Rumours have been rife over the past few weeks about whether Matty Smith will depart, temporarily, for pastures new but he retains his place after a cameo against Widnes. While Smith didn’t put a foot, or hand, wrong, it would be a surprise to see him in the 17, and Jonny Lomax is expected to come back into the starting line-up after being rested on Monday. The only change could come with Matty Lees stepping up if one of the other forwards has a knock or fatigue after the Easter schedule.
Rain is predicted for the game, but I still think and hope Saints will have too much for Hull, especially on home soil and am going for a Saints win by 2 scores.
Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 23. Ben Barba.
Hull: 1. Jamie Shaul, 3. Carlos Tuimavave, 4. Josh Griffin, 5. Fetuli Talanoa, 6. Albert Kelly, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Scott Taylor, 9. Danny Houghton, 12. Mark Minichiello, 13. Josh Bowden, 14. Jake Connor, 15. Chris Green, 17. Danny Washbrook, 20. Brad Fash, 21. Sika Manu, 22. Jez Litten, 23. Mickey Paea, 24. Jack Logan, 26. Jordan Lane.
Referee: Robert Hicks