2019 Super League – St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Friday 2nd August, 19:45

Where is St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity taking place? Totally Wicked Stadium

What channel is St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity on in the UK? St Helens vs Wakefield Trinity will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream the match in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for St. Helens vs Wakefield Trinity?

St. Helens – https://www.saintsrlfc.com/tickets/match-tickets/

Wakefield Trinity – https://trinity.mysportstickets.co.uk/

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. HELENS

Head Coach: Justin Holbrook

Squad: Amor, Ashworth, Bentley, Fages, Grace, Lees, Lomax, Makinson, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Naiqama, Paulo, Percival, Peyroux, Richardson, Roby, Smith, Taia, Thompson, Welsby

Unavailable: Lachlan Coote, Alex Walmsley, Morgan Knowles

  • St. Helens progressed to the final of the Challenge Cup with a win over Halifax and now turn their attention back to league matters as they attempt to move a step closer to claiming the League Leaders’ Shield.
  • Saints were be hoping to have Lachlan Coote back in their ranks this week after he was absent in the semi-final with an ankle injury but he is once again missing whilst Alex Walmsley and Morgan Knowles also miss out.
  • In better news for the league leaders, Zeb Taia is back in the 19-man squad after missing the last five games with a dislocated shoulder and he will come straight back into the starting line-up if he passes a fitness test.

WAKEFIELD TRINITY

Head Coach: Chris Chester

Squad: Annakin, Arundel, Batchelor, Brough, England, Fifita, Hampshire, Hirst, Jones-Bishop, Jowitt, King, Kirmond, Kopczak, Lyne, Miller, Randell, Tanginoa, Tupou, Wood

Unavailable: Tom Johnstone, Tinirau Arona, Matty Ashurst, Pauli Pauli, Jordan Crowther

  • Wakefield were very poor against Wigan in their last outing as they were blown away in the first half to plunge into relegation trouble and face the toughest of tasks here as they head to the runaway league leaders St. Helens.
  • Mystery surrounds the availability of star prop David Fifita after he hobbled his way through Trinity's last game against Wigan and he was due to undergo surgery that would have ended his season but he has been named in Wakefield’s 19-man squad here.
  • Mason Caton-Brown departed the club this week whilst Pauli Pauli and Jordan Crowther are out through injury but Danny Kirmond is fit enough to return and is joined by Craig Kopczak in this week’s squad.

THE PREDICTION

Wakefield were terrible against Wigan and looked like a team who are going to be in a relegation battle. They could be in further trouble here as they head to St. Helens with the table toppers able to win comfortably here which will see them move a step closer to claiming the League Leaders' Shield. Saints have not lost on home soil this season and this does not look like a game where their first loss will occur with St. Helens likely to have far too much for the struggling Trinity.

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