Round 8 Opponents: Hull Kingston Rovers
Ground: KCOM Craven Park
Coach: Tim Sheens
Home colours: White jersey with red band and trim, red shorts
Alternative colours: Royal blue jersey with white trim, royal blue 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
Hull KR: 2. Craig Hall, 3. Ben Crooks, 4. Jimmy Keinhorst, 5. Ryan Shaw, 9. Shaun Lunt, 10. Mose Masoe, 11. Joel Tomkins, 13. Weller Hauraki, 14. Mitch Garbutt, 15. Tommy Lee, 17. Chris Atkin, 19. Junior Vaivai, 20. Danny Addy, 21. George Lawler, 23. Kane Linnett, 24. Josh Drinkwater, 25. Will Oakes, 31. Adam Rooks, 33. Harry Bardle.
Changes from the last round
In: Kane Linnett, Ben Crooks and Mitch Garbutt
Out: Will Dagger, Danny McGuire and Robbie Mulhern
Last season at the Totally Wicked
St. Helens 24
Tries: Barba (2), Morgan, Roby, Percival Goals: Richardson (3)
Hull KR 6
St Helens: Barba, Makinson, Morgan, Percival, Grace, Fages, Richardson, Amor, Roby, Thompson, Peyroux, Taia, McCarthy-Scarsbrook.
Interchanges: Smith, Douglas, Knowles, Lees.
Hull KR: Quinlan, Shaw, Salter, Vaivai, Wallis, Marsh, Blair, Johnson, Cator, Greenwood, Clarkson, Tickle, Donaldson.
Interchanges: Scruton, Masoe, Kavanagh, Atkin.
Left Wing Leanings
- In the past 18 games against Hull KR, Saints left wingers have scored 17 tries between them.
- Saints left wingers have scored in 7 of the last 10 played away from Craven Park (1 at Knowsley Road, 1 at the Halton Stadium, 1 at Magic Weekend, 7 at Langtree Park)
- The Saints ‘number 5s’ have scored 14 tries against Hull KR in these 7 games.
- Adam Swift is the most prolific of the left wingers – he has 11 tries in his last 4 home games against Hull KR (3 in 2013, 2 in 2014, 2 in 2015 and 4 in 2017)
- Mark Percival has scored a try in his last 2 home appearances against the Robins.
- In the past 18 games against Hull KR, 13 tries have come from full back (9 at home/Magic), 12 have come from left centre (7 at home/Magic) and 12 from the player listed at number 11 on the team sheet (9 at home/Magic).
- Saints form against Hull KR from 2010 is as follows (home games in bold):
Super League – 10th May 2010 – Magic Weekend (Murrayfield)
St. Helens 54
Tries: Gardner (2), Armstrong, Ashurst, Clough, Eastmond, Flannery, Foster, Graham, Roby, Wellens Goals: Eastmond (3), Foster (2)
Hull KR 0
St. Helens: Wellens, Gardner, Flannery, Armstrong, Foster, Pryce, Eastmond, Graham, Roby, Hargreaves, Dixon, Clough, Puletua
Interchanges: Fozzard, Cunningham, Moore, Ashurst
Hull KR: Briscoe, Fox, Ratu, Webster, Cockayne, I’Anson, Dobson, Lovegrove, Murrell, Clinton, Netherton, Newton, Vella
Interchanges: Fisher, Watts, Wheeldon, Cook