Home team Score Away Team

St Helens

  • Hohaia, Scarsbrook, Turner (2), Lomax (3), Makinson, Walmsley,
    Goals: Lomax (8),
52 - 18

Wakefield

  • Mathers, Collis, Cockayne,
    Goals: Sykes (2), Mathers,
  • First Utility Super League
  • 15th Mar 2013
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 12,105

Super League preview: St Helens v Wakefield Wildcats

Last updated: 15th March 2013   Subscribe to RSS Feed

Tommy Makinson St Helens

Tommy Makinson: Recalled to St Helens' 19-man squad by coach Nathan Brown

Richard Agar Wakefield Wildcats

Richard Agar: without half-back Tim Smith for Friday's trip to Langtree Park

Easter is on the horizon and I think we've patched a couple of blokes up for the odd week too long.

Richard Agar
Quotes of the week

Related links

News

Report

Video

Teams

Also see

St Helens could come up against a familiar name on Friday night when they welcome Wakefield to Langtree Park.

The Wildcats are beset by injuries for the trip across the Pennines, meaning Bobbie Goulding - the son of the former Saints scrum-half of the same name, has been included in their 19-man squad.

The 19-year-old joined Wakefield in the off-season but has so far spent the campaign on dual registration at Championship side Doncaster. However, with half-back Tim Smith ruled out, Ricard Agar could call upon Goulding Jnr.

Danny Cowling and Matty Wildie have also been summoned back from Doncaster, while Kyle Amor is recalled after being dropped for last Sunday's 23-23 draw with Salford for disciplinary reasons.

The visitors have seen Justin Poore and Ali Lauitiiti also join a casualty list that already included fellow forwards Andy Raleigh and captain Danny Kirmond.

"We've been carrying one or two little bumps and knocks for a couple of weeks now," said Wildcats boss Agar. "Easter is on the horizon and I think we've patched a couple of blokes up for the odd week too long.

"The shorter turnaround has got us this week because we've lost that extra couple of days that would genuinely have helped us in a couple of instances to get people back and on the field.

"You play the cards your dealt and we'll send our strongest squad over there.

"The positive out of it is some guys are going to continue to get good experiences which is only going to help us in the long term and some guys that have been on the periphery sat waiting patiently for a chance are going to get that chance."

Saints, meanwhile, will be hoping to finally register their first Super League win at home under the stewardship of Nathan Brown.

They have lost twice and drawn once so far at Langtree Park, though they did record an excellent 22-10 victory away at Warrington last Friday in front of the Sky Sports cameras.

Brown is once again without Paul Wellens, with the full-back set to return next week against Salford City Reds. Tommy Makinson is recalled to the 19-man squad.

St Helens squad: Gardner, Turner, Soliola, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Clough, Jones, Makinson, Greenwood, Walmsley, Walker.

Wakefield squad: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Lyne, Cockayne, Sykes, Wood, Amor, Aiton, Wildie, Mellars, Mariano, Washbrook, L Smith, Annakin, Trout, Wildie, Cowling, Goulding.

What they said...

St Helens back row Paul Clough

"We have now set our benchmark and we can't go out against Wakefield and put in a poor performance," he told the club's official website.

"We have to make our home a fortress and we haven't done that."

Wakefield coach Richard Agar

"We're looking for those players to stand up," he told the club's official website.

"We're looking for some of those players to give us the right response in this situation. I think the manner of our performance is very, very important."

SkyBet
Click here for more betting

First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 27 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Warrington Wolves 2 4
5 Wigan Warriors 2 3
6 Hull FC 2 2
7 Catalans Dragons 2 2
8 Widnes Vikings 2 1
9 Castleford Tigers 3 0
10 Hull K R 2 0
11 Huddersfield Giants 3 0
12 Salford Red Devils 2 0
Forthcoming First Utility Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
First Utility Super League
Friday 27th February
20:00St Helens vs Castleford Tigers
Saturday 28th February
14:00Catalans Dragons vs Warrington Wolves
19:30Salford Red Devils vs Hull FC
Sunday 1st March
15:00Hull K R vs Wigan Warriors
15:00Widnes Vikings vs Wakefield Wildcats
Thursday 5th March
20:00Hull FC vs Leeds Rhinos
Friday 6th March
20:00Wakefield vs St Helens
20:00Huddersfield Giants vs Widnes Vikings
20:00Castleford Tigers vs Wigan Warriors
Saturday 7th March
15:30Catalans Dragons vs Salford Red Devils
Today's Results
TimeResult
First Utility Super League
Thursday 26th February
Leeds Rhinos 28 - 24 Huddersfield Giants
Sunday 15th February
Wakefield 44 - 24 Hull K R
Saturday 14th February
Catalans Dragons 13 - 12 Castleford
Friday 13th February
Hull 6 - 7 Warrington
Leeds 38 - 6 Widnes
Wigan 24 - 16 Huddersfield
Thursday 12th February
Salford 6 - 52 St Helens
Sunday 8th February
Castleford 22 - 24 Wakefield
Huddersfield 0 - 19 Hull
Hull K R 30 - 40 Leeds

Experts & Blogs

Stevo

Stevo

Read the thoughts and opinions of Stevo with skysports.com