Saints v Quins: Team News

Flannery returns for Saints, Quins wait on Temata

Last updated: 30th August 2007  

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Carnegie Challenge Cup winners St Helens return to Super League action on Friday night as they host Harlequins.

With one trophy already in the bag in 2007, coach Daniel Anderson will be looking for his side to push on and do the domestic double for the second year in a row.

Chris Flannery returns to the squad after being cup tied for the victory over Les Catalans at Wembley.

The Australian forward takes the place of Mike Bennett, who is given a rest.

Anderson has also given winger Francis Meli the week off, talented teenager Stephen Tyrer replacing the New Zealand international on the flank.

Saints will also be looking to avenge a rare home loss to this week's opponents.

Quins look for another shock win

Harlequins managed a 14-6 victory at Knowsley Road back in February, though they did lose 44-6 on home soil in the return fixture.

Now Brian McDermott's side will be hoping they can pick up two points on their travels as they bid for a top-six finish.

Quins are currently down in ninth spot but are only two points back of Huddersfield, who occupy the last play-off place.

It is hoped Karl Temata will be back in action on Friday after recovering from a concussion suffered against Wakefield.

Paul Sykes, who has been linked with a return to former club Bradford for next season, is also available again after missing the 16-16 draw with Wigan.

St Helens squad: Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Talau, Pryce, Long, Fozzard, Cunningham, Cayless, Gilmour, Wilkin, Roby, Graham, Hargreaves, Moore, Smith, Clough, Fa'asavalu, Tyrer, Flannery.

Harlequins RL squad: Bannister, Gafa, Grayshon, Hill, Hopkins, Mbu, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, McLinden, Orr, Paul, Purdham, Randall, Rinaldi, R. Sheriffe, T. Smith, Sykes, Temata, Tootill, Walsh, Wells.

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