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  • Wellens (2), Hohaia, Roby, Masoe, Makinson, Swift, Percival,
    Goals: Percival (7),
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Bradford

  • Purtell, Gale, Arundel, Foster,
    Goals: Foster (3),
  • Super League
  • 11th Jul 2014
  • KO 20:00
  • Att: 10,238

Super League: St Helens v Bradford Bulls preview

Last updated: 10th July 2014  

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St Helens will be hoping to put to bed their heavy defeat at Hull KR last Sunday by returning to winning ways against lowly Bradford Bulls at Langtree Park.

Saints were surprisingly put to the sword last time out, thumped 40-10 at the KC Lightstream Stadium, while the Bulls were unlucky to slip to a late home defeat to Catalan Dragons.

James Lowes took charge of Bradford for the first time against Catalan and while the fallen giants put up a brave showing they missed out on the points courtesy of Elliott Whitehead’s converted try.

Nathan Brown’s men remain top of the Super League ladder despite the loss while Bradford are running out of games to save their Super League status.

Brown has made one change to his 19-man squad for the visit of Lowes’ men. Fit-again prop Kyle Amor returns after recovering from the knee injury sustained in their Challenge Cup defeat at Leeds.

“Despite Sunday’s setback, nothing at all will change at Saints. We will continue to keep doing what we have been doing all season,” centre Jordan turner told the Manchester Evening News.

“We have bought into this and all believe in it. The aim has always been to finish as high as possible.

Desire

“We were knocked out of the Challenge Cup and immediately stepped up our desire to be strong in Super League and to challenge. We also know we cannot afford to panic.”

Jamie Foster looks set to make a return to action for the Bulls against his former club after being named in coach Lowes' 19-man squad.

The winger is one of three changes to the line-up which battled Catalan Dragons last weekend, with Nathan Conroy and Alex Mellor both returning to the fray.

He is one of two ex-Saints returning to Langtree Park on Friday with full-back Lee Gaskell, who played for Saints in the 2011 Grand Final, also set to feature.

"It will be a bit of a strange feeling going back there but it will also be very special because of my connections to the club,” Gaskell told the Telegraph and Argus.

"I know they lost on Sunday at Hull KR but they have got a great set of lads and have brought through a lot of home-grown players.

"St Helens is a place where you are brought up on rugby league from an early age and young lads want to go on and play for them."

St Helens: Makinson, Turner, Jones, Swift, Hohaia, Masoe, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Soliola, Wilkin, Manu, Flanagan, Amor, Wellens, Walmsley, Percival, Wheeler, Richards, Thompson.

Bradford Bulls: Blythe, Pitts, Olbison, Purtell, Gale, Williams, Donaldson, O'Brien, Mellor, Henry, Conroy, Arundel, Kearney, Foster, Addy, Gaskell, Sidlow, Manuokafoa, Fakir.

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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
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