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Wakefield

  • Raleigh, Smith (2), Kirmond (2), Wood,
    Goals: Sykes (4),
    Drop goals: Sykes,
33 - 32

St Helens

  • Puletua, Wellens (2), Meli (3),
    Goals: Makinson (4),
  • Super League
  • 12th Aug 2012
  • KO 15:30
  • Att: 7,876

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at the Keepmoat Stadium, Sunday August 12, KO: 3.30pm

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Wakefield are set to give a debut to academy product Danny Cowling at centre in Sunday's Super League clash against St Helens.

Cowling - who has impressed on loan at Doncaster this season - comes in for Dean Collis, who is suspended.

Prop Oliver Wilkes returns from a one-match ban to take the place of Matt James, who pulled a calf muscle in training.

Head coach Richard Agar is playing down their chances of making the play-offs despite three successive victories in as many weeks.

"I think we are a long shot," he said. "I think we'd have to win every game and results would have to go our way as well but it's nice at this stage that all of a sudden we are getting talked about that we have a chance.

"I definitely think Sunday's match is potentially the most difficult one we've got left and that's not being disrespectful to anyone else.

St Helens are without England forward Jon Wilkin, who joins Sia Soliola on the injured list.

Either Shaun Magennis or Joe Greenwood, who made his Super League debut in the home win over Wakefield in May, will fill the hole while stand-off Lee Gaskell is also recalled to the 19-man squad.

Saints interim head coach Mike Rush reckons his side will have to be at their best as they bid to bounce back from Monday's home defeat by Warrington.

"They showed against those sides what a good team they are," Rush told the Saints website. ""Tim Smith is playing well and Danny Kirmond and Ali Lauitiiti have good go forward. We certainly know what we are up against and we need to raise the bar. If we do what we can do we are confident we can get a result.

Composure

"We know from the match against Warrington we need to get good ball, have a better kicking game and show more composure. We were disappointed we didn't put in our best display on Monday.

"We know we can do better but take nothing from Warrington, they strangled us at times and we didn't do the right thing at the right time.

"We will have to do better come the playoff rounds and starting this weekend. We will make some tweaks; there is no scratching of heads or fear going forward.

"We just need to be able to string back to back performances and we haven't done that. Against the Catalans and Giants we were good, but didn't do that on Monday."

Wakefield squad: Mathers, Fox, Cowling, Cockayne, Wood, Lauitiiti, Ellis, Raleigh, John, Washbrook, Amor, Johnson, Kirmond, Mariano, T Smith, Trout, Wilkes, Sykes, L Smith.

St Helens squad: Wellens, Shenton, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, Perry, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Flannery, Laffranchi, Flanagan, Clough, Magennis, Dixon, Gaskell, Makinson, J Jones, Greenwood.

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1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalan Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
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Saturday 11th October
St Helens 14 - 6 Wigan
Friday 3rd October
Wigan 16 - 12 Warrington
Thursday 2nd October
St Helens 30 - 12 Catalan Dragons
Friday 26th September
Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalan Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
Saturday 20th September
Leeds 20 - 24 Catalan Dragons
Warrington 22 - 19 Widnes
Friday 19th September
St Helens 41 - 0 Castleford
Thursday 18th September
Wigan 57 - 4 Huddersfield
Sunday 14th September
Wakefield 18 - 42 Hull K R

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