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St Helens v Catalans | Full Time 48-2

20 November 2020 0 Comments

Written by Callum Walker

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Friday 20th November, 19:45, Semi-Final Play-Offs, Totally Wicked Stadium, St Helens, St Helens versus Catalans Dragons Match Preview

After missing out on the League Leaders’ Shield, St Helens will be wanting to go all out for the Grand Final this year after setting the pace at the top of the Super League table for much of the season. Their recent form, however, has left a lot to be desired with two losses in a row to Salford and Wigan. And, they haven’t played since the end of October.

Opponents Catalans turned on the style against Leeds in last weekend’s elimination play-off and will be hunting an out-of-sorts Saints side in the same manner. The Dragons have won four of their last five and have a real chance of causing another upset.

St Helens

Alex Walmsley, Aaron Smith and Joe Batchelor return for Kristian Woolf’s side with Joseph Paulo, Josh Eaves and Jake Wingfield dropping out.


21 Man Squad
Kyle Amor Joe Batchelor
James Bentley Lachlan Coote
Lewis Dodd Theo Fages
Regan Grace James Graham
Morgan Knowles Matthew Lees
Jonny Lomax Tommy Makinson
Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook Kevin Naiqama
Dominique Peyroux James Roby
Josh Simm Aaron Smith
Zeb Taia Alex Walmsley
Jack Welsby

Coach: Kristian Woolf

Catalans Dragons

Michael McIlorum and Joel Tomkins are out for Catalans after copping heavy bans, so Alrix Da Costa and Benjamin Jullien come in.


21 Man Squad
Jason Baitieri Julian Bousquet
Remi Casty Alrix Da Costa
Tom Davies Josh Drinkwater
Israel Folau Ben Garcia
Mickael Goudemand Benjamin Jullien
Sam Kasiano Samisoni Langi
James Maloney David Mead
Sam Moa Arthur Mourgue
Paul Seguier Mickael Simon
Sam Tomkins Matt Whitley
Fouad Yaha

Coach: Steve McNamara

LAST TIME THEY MET

Saints ran out 34-6 winners when these two sides last met in August. That result made it three wins in four games for the Saints against the French club.

THE ERL PREDICTION

Catalans Dragons by 8

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