Round 7 Opponents: Castleford Tigers
Ground: Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Wheldon Road, Castleford
Coach: Daryl Powell
Home colours: Amber and black hooped jersey, amber shorts
Alternative colours: Black jersey fading to amber, black shorts.
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Saints: 1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages, 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, 20. Jack Ashworth, 21. Aaron Smith, 23. Lachlan Coote.
Changes from the last round
Castleford: 1. Peter Mata’utia, 2. James Clare, 3. Greg Minikin, 4. Michael Shenton, 5. Greg Eden, 6. Jake Trueman, 8. Liam Watts, 9. Paul McShane, 10. Grant Millington, 11. Oliver Holmes, 13. Adam Milner, 14. Nathan Massey, 15. Jesse Sene-Lefao, 16. Junior Moors, 17. Alex Foster, 18. Matt Cook, 25. Tuoyo Egodo, 32. Jordan Rankin, 33. Chris Clarkson.
Changes from the last round
In: Grant Millington
Out: Jacques O’Neill
Last season at the Jungle
Tries: McMeeken, Hitchcox, Trueman, Holmes Goal: Ellis
St. Helens 40
Tries: Amor, Barba, Lomax, Peyroux, Morgan (2), Fages (2) Goals: Richardson (4)
Castleford: Shenton, Minikin, Roberts, Foster, Hitchcox, Ellis, Trueman, Watts, McShane, Sene-Lefao, Holmes, McMeeken, Milner.
Interchanges: Moors, Millington, Massey, Cook.
St Helens: Barba, Swift, Morgan, Percival, Grace, Lomax, Richardson, Amor, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, Wilkin.
Interchanges: Fages, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Douglas, Knowles.
Centre Left or Centre Right?
- In the last 8 away meetings with Castleford (all competitions) Saints have scored 8 tries from full back – Barba (4), McDonnell (2), Lomax and Quinlan (one each).
- Also in the last 8 away meetings at the Jungle (all competitions) Saints have scored 6 tries from right centre – Morgan (3), Percival (3).
- From our current crop of players, in all matches since 2016, Mark Percival is the top scorer for Saints against Castleford with 8 tries – 4 from right centre (3 at Cas, 1 at home), 4 from left centre (all at home).
- Jonny Lomax has scored a try at Wheldon Road every season since 2013 – with the exception of 2015 when he missed both games.
- Dominique Peyroux scored a try at the Jungle last season, can he make it 3 in 3 games for the first time in his Saints career?
- Saints record in Super League at Castleford, since 2013, is WWLWWLWLW
Super League – 15th August 2003 – James Graham’s Debut
St. Helens 26
Tries: Gardner, Hooper, Newlove, Stankevitch Goals: Long (5)
Tries: Pryce, Saxton Goal: Healey
St.Helens: Wellens, Gardner, Hooper, Newlove, Stewart; Long, Wilkin; Mason, Cunningham, Ward, Stankevitch, Bennett, Jonkers.
Interchanges: Graham, Hardman, Jones, Hill.
Castleford Tigers: McNally, Saxton, Mellor, Eagar, Pryce; Maloney, Healey; Sykes, Godwin, Lynch, Johnson, Fritz, Hudson.
Interchanges: Gibson, Bartrim, Spears, Huby.