CHALLENGE CUP | Quarter-Finals Preview and Predictions

Warrington Wolves Vs St Helens

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Venue: AJ Bell Stadium
Kick-off: Saturday 19th September, 2:30pm

Head-to-Head

Last Five Results: Warrington 19-0 St Helens (06/02/20), St Helens 4-18 Warrington (24/08/19), Warrington 12-30 St Helens (08/08/19), Warrington 10-21 St Helens (28/06/19), St Helens 38-12 Warrington (12/04/19)

Preview

The current Challenge Cup holders take on the reigning Super League champions in an exciting clash at the AJ Bell Stadium. Wire stunned Saints to claim an 18-4 win at Wembley in last year’s showpiece.

Wire recall a host of players who were stood down due to track and trace protocols with Jason Clark, Matt Davis, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes and Joe Philbin returning. Tom Lineham begins the first of his eight-match ban.

Saints welcome back Mark Percival who returns from a muscle injury he picked up in mid-August, replacing Matty Costello. Lewis Dodd comes in for Joe Batchelor in the only other change to Kristian Woolf’s squad.

Prediction

How do you separate these two? The Wolves have won seven matches on the spin while Saints have claimed six successive victories since the restart. Both came through close encounters last weekend, but with a host of first-team players returning for Warrington, they might just have the edge on Saturday.

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