Round 3 Opponents: Leeds Rhinos

Founded: 1870

Ground: Headingley Stadium

Coach: Dave Furner

Home colours: Blue jersey with amber bands, blue shorts

Alternative colours:  Black jersey with aqua shoulders & chevron, aqua shorts


Match Squads

Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 22. James Bentley, 23. Lachlan Coote.

Leeds: 1. Jack Walker, 2. Tom Briscoe, 3. Kallum Watkins, 4. Konrad Hurrell, 5. Ash Handley, 6. Tui Lolohea, 7. Richie Myler, 8. Adam Cuthbertson, 9. Matt Parcell, 10. Brad Singleton, 11. Trent Merrin, 13. Stevie Ward, 14. Brad Dwyer, 15. Liam Sutcliffe, 16. Brett Ferres, 18. Nathaniel Peteru, 19. Mikolaj Oledzki, 22. Cameron Smith, 29. Harry Newman

Close Encounters…

  • The largest winning margin between the teams in the last 7 meetings was 12 points – when Leeds won at Headingley by 30-18 in March 2016.
  • All three meetings between the clubs in 2017 finished with a 2 point margin.
  • The first of these games in 2017 marked the debuts of Danny Richardson and Luke Douglas for the club.
  • Saints record against Leeds at home since 2011 is 5 wins, 3 defeats (sequence from 2011: WWLWLWWL)
  • 5 of the past 6 meetings at Langtree Park/Totally Wicked Stadium have been won by a margin of 8 points or less.
  • Another first team squad member to make his debut against Leeds is Mark Percival (2013), who scored a try in the win away at Headingley last season.

Super League – 1st March 2013 – Mark Percival Debut

St Helens 12

Tries: Lomax, Meli (2)

Leeds Rhinos 20

Tries: Hall (2), Leuluai Goals: Sinfield (4)

St Helens: Lomax; Gardner, Turner, Percival, Meli; Wheeler, Wilkin; Laffranchi, Roby, Walker, Soliola, Manu, Puletua.

Replacements: McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Clough, Jones, Greenwood.

Leeds Rhinos: Watkins; Vickery, Ablett, Moon, Hall; McGuire, Sinfield; Leuluai, Burrow, Peacock, Ward, Delaney, Jones-Buchanan.

Replacements: McShane, Kirke, Clarkson, Moore.


Last season at the Totally Wicked:

St Helens 20

Tries: Barba (2), Swift Goals: Richardson (4)

Leeds Rhinos 28

Tries: Handley (2), Mullally, Myler, Parcell Goals: Watkins (3), Myler

St Helens: Barba; Swift, Makinson, Percival, Grace; Lomax, Richardson; Amor, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, Wilkin.

Replacements: Fages, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Douglas, Lees.

Leeds: Golding; Briscoe, Watkins, Handley, Hall; Moon, Myler; Mullally, Parcell, Singleton, Jones-Buchanan, Ablett, Delaney.

Replacements: Walker, Smith, Oledzki, Walters.

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