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St Helens

  • Greenwood, Swift (2),
    Goals: Turner (2), Makinson, O'Brien (2),
22 - 16

Wigan

  • Richards, Charnley (2),
    Goals: Richards,
    Drop goals: Richards, Smith,
  • Super League
  • 22nd Jul 2013
  • KO 19:45
  • Att: 14,204

Super League preview: St Helens v Wigan Warriors

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Wigan Warriors are without play-maker Sam Tomkins who sustained a knee injury last weekend

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Stuart Howarth comes into the St Helens 19-man squad as cover for the injured James Roby

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St Helens against Wigan Warriors will be live from Langtree Park on Sky Sports 1 HD from 7:30pm on Monday

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Wigan Warriors travel to St Helens on Monday night for a Super League derby broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 HD.

Saints coach Nathan Brown has made just two changes to the squad which triumphed 40-24 at Castleford last time out.

Brown welcomes front rower Anthony Laffranchi back into the match-day squad following his compassionate leave.

Hooker James Roby sustained an injury during the win over the Tigers and is replaced by 23-year-old Stuart Howarth in the 19-man group.

Saints enter the clash having won just one of their previous five meetings with the Warriors, who sit 12 points above them in the Super League standings.

However, Brown insists his side are not focusing no their opposition but aiming to perfect their own performance.

"Wigan are a good team, but we need to worry more about ourselves," he said.

Injuries

"We've had a good month and produced three reasonable performances too. The game isn't about a marker; it is about us playing consistently well."

Meanwhile, league leaders Wigan enter the derby clash with forced changes after injuries picked up during their 48-4 Challenge Cup win against Widnes last weekend.

Warriors coach Shaun Wane is without key men Sam Tomkins and Sean O'Loughlin who all took blows during the previous outing.

"Those three have got knocks on their knees," he said. "I'm expecting them to be pushing to play.

"I desperately want to win both games but I won't be risking people this Monday."

The absence of the pivotal duo paves the way for Scott Taylor and Sam Powell to join the travelling party.

Hooker Michael McIlorum was also a doubt for the eagerly anticipated fixture but makes the journey having sufficiently recovered from a knee injury.

Saints: Wellens, Turner, Meli, Hohaia, Lomax, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Puletua, Wilkin, Manu, Laffranchi, Clough, Jones, Makinson, Greenwood, Walmsley, Thompson, Howarth, O'Brien, Richards.

Warriors: Charnley, Crosby, Dudson, Farrell, Flower, Gelling, Goulding, Green, Hampshire, Burke, Hughes, Mossop, McIlorum, Taylor, S. Powell, Richards, Smith, L. Tomkins, Tuson.

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Super League Table

Super League Table - July 27 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 22 34
2 Leeds Rhinos 22 32
3 Wigan Warriors 22 30
4 Castleford Tigers 22 30
5 Warrington Wolves 22 28
6 Huddersfield Giants 22 28
7 Catalan Dragons 22 23
8 Widnes Vikings 22 21
9 Hull K R 22 20
10 Wakefield Wildcats 22 19
11 Salford Red Devils 22 17
12 Hull FC 22 16
13 Bradford Bulls * 22 4
14 London Broncos 22 0
Forthcoming Super League Fixtures
TimeFixture
Super League
Thursday 31st July
20:00Wigan vs Salford
Friday 1st August
20:00Hull vs St Helens
20:00Catalan Dragons vs Warrington
20:00Leeds vs Bradford
Sunday 3rd August
15:00Widnes vs Hull K R
15:00Wakefield vs Huddersfield
15:30Castleford vs London Broncos
Thursday 14th August
20:00Hull K R vs Wigan
Friday 15th August
20:00Salford vs Catalan Dragons
20:00Warrington vs Castleford

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