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SUPER LEAGUE PREVIEW: Wakefield Trinity vs St Helens

Wakefield Trinity host St Helens in the last game of the regular season. With Saints unable to move anywhere in the table, Wakefield can overtake Hull to finish third with a win in Sunday’s game. 


Last Time Out

Wakefield had a convincing win against Widnes last weekend, beating the Vikings 36-8 at the Select Security Stadium. Joe Mellor’s try put the home team ahead but it wasn’t long before Wakefield started their performance. Tries from Caton-Brown Williams, Arona and a brace from Tupou, whose second was a superb 50m sprint to seal the victory for Trinity.

St Helens secured their third win in four games against Catalans Dragons, with a 46-28 victory. It was a close-knit encounter during the first half with the lead constantly switching between the two. Tries from Fages, Walmsley and McCarthy-Scarsbrook meant Saints had the lead going into the break. Catalans took the lead once again in the second half through a Horo try but further tries from Lomax, Percival, Thompson and Morgan gave the hosts a well-fought two points.


Key Battle

I imagine this game will be a battle of the forwards judging by the squads. With the return of Kyle Amor for the Saints, this can only boost their pack, alongside Walmsley, LMS and Wilkin. However, Wakefield’s experienced pack of Ashirst, Kirmond, Fifita and Huby will be a match for this Saints side. It should be a great tussle between the two sides.


Squad News

Wakefield have included Reece Lyne in their squad after missing the last two weeks due to suspension. If he plays, he will make his 100th Super League appearance. New singing, James Hasson, has been included after completing his loan move from Salford.

For St Helens, Kyle Amor should be fit again after missing last week with a hamstring injury.


19-Man Squads

Wakefield Trinity (from): Annakin, Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, Caton-Brown, Fifita, Finn, Grix, Hadley, Hasson, Hirst, Huby, Jones-Bishop, Kirmond, Lyne, Tupou, Walker, Williams Wood.

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


Match Details

Referee: James Child

Venue: Beaumont Legal Stadium

Date/Time: Sunday 23rd July 2017, 3pm BST

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