2020 Super League – Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens taking place? Saturday 29th February, 2020 – 18:00 (UK)

Where is Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens taking place? Halliwell Jones Stadium

What is the expected weather for Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens? 5c with showers expected

What channel is Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens on? Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens? Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens cannot be streamed live in the UK

Where can I get tickets for Toronto Wolfpack vs St Helens? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What was the outcome in the last meeting? N/A

THE TEAM NEWS

TORONTO WOLFPACK

  • Toronto almost pulled off a brilliant comeback against Warrington as they fought back from 16 points down against the Wolves but the Canadian outfit were unable to get their noses in front and succumbed to a late defeat.
  • Tony Gigot arrived at the club on a trial basis last week and made his debut from the bench but the French international will be pushing for a spot in the starting XIII this week as he attempts to earn a contract with the Wolfpack.
  • Jon Wilkin played through the pain of a knee injury last week after his surgery was delayed and he is in the squad whilst Matty Russell is also a doubt because of a head knock he suffered against the Wolves, and Brad Singleton is out for up to four months through a knee injury.

21-man squad: O'Brien, Russell, Leutele, Kay, Mellor, McCrone, Sidlow, Ackers, Mullally, Dixon, Thompson, Wilkin, Lussick, Springer, Olbison, Wallace, Williams, Miloudi, Gigot, Wells, Kilner

Unavailable: Darcy Lussick (Injured), Chase Stanley (Ineligible), James Cunningham (Injured), Brad Singleton (Injured)

Questionable: Matty Russell (Injured), Jon Wilkin (Injured)

ST HELENS

  • St. Helens will return to Super League action after they fell short in their battle with Australian champions Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge last week as they go in search of their third league win of the season.
  • Saints were a match for the Roosters for most of the game but could not take their chances when they presented themselves and that ultimately cost them victory as they fell short in their bid to become world champions.
  • St. Helens will be without centre Mark Percival for several months after undergoing shoulder surgery but Regan Grace is expected to come back into contention this week after he missed out through concussion last week.

21-man squad: Makinson, Naiqama, Grace, Lomax, Fages, Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, Taia, Peyroux, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Knowles, Lees, Amor, Ashworth, Paulo, Smith, Bentley, Costello, Welsby, Dodd

Unavailable: Lachlan Coote (Injured), Mark Percival (Injured)

Questionable:

THE PREDICTION

St. Helens will be eager to put last week’s World Club Challenge loss behind them as they head to Warrington’s Halliwell Jones Stadium to face Toronto Wolfpack. Toronto are still yet to break their duck in Super League after they lost on this ground against the Wolves last week. They showed some good character to hit back from being down by 16 points last week but were unable to get themselves in front and although they will take some positives from that, Saints should be able to cover -16 against them.

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