Round 7 Opponents: Castleford Tigers

Founded: 1926

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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Match Squads

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

In: None

Out: None

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

Castleford 18

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)

Castleford 10

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.

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