PREVIEW: St Helens Aim to Outclass Strugglers Wakefield

St Helens host Wakefield this evening looking to consolidate their strong position in the table with victory over manager-less Wakefield.

Wakefield were stunned in midweek by the sudden announcement of former head coach Brian Smith resigning as manager. The away trip to Langtree Park sees the Widlcats try to recover from the Australian’s shock exit with assistant coach Stuart Dickens taking the reigns.

St Helens have dominated their opponents in this fixture – the home side won 44-4 in May last year, and have completed the double over Wakefield in each of the last three seasons.

For St Helens, Atelea Vea and Jon Wilkin both feature, looking to add to the tries they tallied in the victory over Castleford in round four.

Wakefield’s Anthony Tupou could cause significant problems to the hosts’ defence too, his power could see him drive his way over the Saints’ defence this evening.

St Helens 19

Makinson, Turner, Swift, Walsh, Walmsley, Roby, Amor, Vea, Wilkin, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Tasi, Richards, Thompson, Peyroux, Greenwood, McDonnell, Dawson, Ashworth, Knowles

Wakefield 19

Anderson, Arona, Arundel, Ashurst, England, Finn, Hall, Howarth, Johnstone, Jones-Bishop, Lyne, Miller, Molloy, Scruton, Simon, Sio, Tupou, Walker, Walton

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