Written by Callum Walker
Monday 26th October, 16:30, Super League Round 18, Emerald Headingley Stadium, Leeds, Salford Red Devils versus St Helens Match Preview
The form of these two sides could not be starker going into this one. Whilst Salford was on the receiving end of a 50-12 thrashing by Wigan, St Helens themselves were doing the thrashing, 40-8 against Leeds. Those results left the Red Devils languishing in ninth as Saints consolidated their position at the top of the table.
Salford Red Devils
Dan Sarginson, Connor Jones and Tom Gilmore come in for Niall Evalds, James Greenwood and Mark Flanagan as Salford boss Ian Watson mixes things up..
|21 Man Squad|
|Andy Ackers||Oliver Ashall-Bott|
|Chris Atkin||Greg Burke|
|Ed Chamberlain||Gil Dudson|
|Tom Gilmore||Sebastine Ikahihifo|
|Krisnan Inu||Connor Jones|
|Elliott Kear||Tuimoala Lolohea|
|Joey Lussick||Tyrone McCarthy|
|Lee Mossop||Pauli Pauli|
|Oliver Roberts||Dan Sarginson|
|Kallum Watkins||Rhys Williams|
Coach: Ian Watson
Saints boss Kristian Woolf will shuffle the side that won easily against Leeds with Jack Ashworth, Joseph Paulo, Matty Costello, Josh Eaves, Jake Wingfield, James Graham, Tom Nisbet and Matty Foster coming into the squad.
|21 Man Squad|
|Kyle Amor||Jack Ashworth|
|Joe Batchelor||James Bentley|
|Matthew Costello||Lewis Dodd|
|Josh Eaves||Theo Fages|
|Matthew Foster||James Graham|
|Morgan Knowles||Tommy Makinson|
|Kevin Naiqama||Thomas Nisbet|
|Joseph Paulo||Dominique Peyroux|
|Josh Simm||Aaron Smith|
|Alex Walmsley||Jack Welsby|
Coach: Kristian Woolf
St Helens thrashed the Red Devils 48-8 way back in January. That, incidentally, was Saints’ eighth victory in a row against Salford.
Salford Red Devils by 6