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Wigan v St Helens | Full Time 4-8

27 November 2020 0 Comments

Written by Callum Walker

Photo by Getty Images

Friday 27th November, 20:00, Grand Final, KCOM Stadium, Hull, St Helens versus Wigan Warriors Match Preview

Rugby League’s showpiece event takes place in a completely different atmosphere to what is normally expected of the end-of-season finale. Taking place in Hull for the first time, the Super League Grand Final will also be played without a crowd. But, it will be witness to what promises to be a thrilling clash between arch-rivals Wigan and St Helens.

The Warriors finished top of the table after enjoying 11 league wins in the past 13 games following lockdown whilst Saints were also able to win 11, but lost two in a row before hammering Catalans last week.

Wigan Warriors

Sam Powell and Joe Greenwood return for Wigan as Amir Bourouh and Ben Flower drop out of Adrian Lam’s 21-man squad.


21 Man Squad
Jake Bibby Joe Bullock
George Burgess Joe Burgess
Liam Byrne Tony Clubb
Liam Farrell Bevan French
Oliver Gildart Joe Greenwood
Chris Hankinson Zak Hardaker
Jackson Hastings Willie Isa
Thomas Leuluai Sean O’Loughlin
Oliver Partington Sam Powell
Brad Singleton Harry Smith
Morgan Smithies

Coach: Adrian Lam

St Helens

Kristian Woolf has named an unchanged squad to the one that thrashed Catalans with the retiring James Graham included along with Zeb Taia and Dom Peyroux who will be playing their last game for Saints.


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 

LAST TIME THEY MET

Wigan ran out 18-6 winners when these two sides met a few weeks ago – it was the Warriors’ first victory in five games against their bitterest rivals.

THE ERL PREDICTION

Wigan by 2

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