LAST TIME OUT

St Helens earned a hard-fought 19-12 win against Hull FC. Jamie Shaul scored the first try for Hull but shortly before half-time, James Roby crossed from dummy half and Percival added the two as well as a penalty goal. Percival himself scored after the break but Mahe Fonua replied to reduce the gap between the two teams. Another try from Percival secured the win for the Saints, which means they are all but certain to finish in the top eight.

Catalans were on the receiving end of a 32-10 loss to Wigan. It was a final twenty minutes to forget for the Dragons as the Warriors ran in 4 tries starting in the 60th minute. Wigan opened the scoring with a Burgess try to give Wigan and Catalans replied shortly after with a try from Duport. Almost straight after, Wigan extended their lead through a George Williams penalty. After half-time, Catalans took a 10-8 lead through another Duport try. Williams added another goals so the scores were level going into the final quarter at 10-10. Wigan romped home with Burgess adding another two to complete his hat-trick and Williams and Tomkins.

 

KEY BATTLE

Mark Percival vs Krisnan Inu 

The battle of the centres could come to the forefront this Sunday. Both have been in decent form in recent weeks with Percival often being a match-winner with kicks. Inu has been a key player for the Dragons for this year; he has been excellent in defence and could form a great partnership with Lewis Tierney, starting in today’s match.

 

SQUAD NEWS

Jon Wilkin is back in the squad after serving a one-match ban and replaces Adam Swift in the squad. This is the only change for the St Helens side.

Catalans have included their new loan signings from Wigan in their squad. Former player Roman Navarette as well as Lewis Tierney have been put straight into the 19.

 

SQUADS

St Helens (from): Lomax, Makinson, Morgan, Percival, Fages, Walmsley, Roby, Amor, Wilkin, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Douglas, Thompson, Lee, Peyroux, Knowles, Richardson, Grace, Lees, Taia.

Catalans (from): Gigot, Inu, Yaha, Walsh, Myler, Moa, Aiton, Casty, Anderson, Horo, Bird, Bousquet, Baitieri, Duport, Albert, Da Costa, Margalet, Tierney, Navarrete.

 

MATCH DETAILS

Referee: Ben Thaler

Venue: Totally Wicked Stadium

Date/Time: Sunday 16th July 2017, 3pm BST