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  • Hohaia, Laffranchi, Soliola, Lomax, Swift,
    Goals: Lomax (3),
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Super League preview: Wakefield Wildcats v St Helens

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Sia Soliola

Sia Soliola is back in Saints colours as they seek a fifth straight win to consolidate their play-off hopes

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Wildcats prop Justin Poore returns to the match-day squad after missing out with a knee injury last weekend

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St Helens will look to consolidate their place in the Super League play-offs when they travel over the Pennines to face Wakefield Wildcats on Sunday afternoon.

Four successive victories have seen the Saints elevated to fifth in the standings with three to play while the Wildcats, in 10th, have slipped out of contention.

Last Saturday's 26-14 defeat at the hands of Warrington Wolves was the fourth in a row for Richard Agar's men, who have struggled for form at the business end of the season.

Following that loss Agar has opted to make three changes to the Wildcats squad ahead of Sunday's clash at Belle Vue.

Recovered

Dean Collis and Justin Poore sat out last Saturday's match with injuries but both return to action this weekend having made a swift recovery.

The return of Collis and Poore means there is no room for Kyle Trout and Matty Wildie in Agar's plans.

Back row Chris Annakin is recalled to the 19-man squad to deputise for the injured Frankie Mariano, who sustained rib damage last time out.

Meanwhile, Saints head coach Nathan Brown has named two changes as his side seek a fifth straight win to bolster their title bid.

Boosted

Stand-off Gareth O'Brien has been forced to sit out the visit to Wakefield following advice from the club's medical staff.

The Saints are however boosted by the eagerly anticipated return of second row Sia Soliola following his recovery from injury.

Soliola's inclusion in the travelling party and the return of O'Brien means prop Joe Greenwood drops out of Brown's 19-man squad.

Brown's men have prevailed in four of the previous five meetings between the sides, with the Wildcats' last victory a 33-32 win in August 2012.

Wildcats: Mathers, Fox, Collis, Smith, Cockayne, Smith, Poore, Aiton, Raleigh, Lauitiiti, Kirmond, Washbrook, Amor, Wilkes, Lyne, Goulding, Annakin, Kay.

Saints: Wellens, Turner, Soliola, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Clough, Jones, Makinson, Walmsley, Swift, Walker, Howarth, Richards.

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First Utility Super League Table

First Utility Super League Table - February 28 2015
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 3 6
2 Leeds Rhinos 3 6
3 Wakefield Wildcats 2 4
4 Catalans Dragons 3 4
5 Warrington Wolves 3 4
6 Wigan Warriors 2 3
7 Hull FC 3 2
8 Salford Red Devils 3 2
9 Widnes Vikings 2 1
10 Castleford Tigers 3 0
11 Hull K R 2 0
12 Huddersfield Giants 3 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

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