2021 Super League – St. Helens vs Leeds Rhinos Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is St. Helens vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Friday 10th September, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is St. Helens vs Leeds Rhinos taking place? Totally Wicked Stadium

Where can I get tickets for St. Helens vs Leeds Rhinos? Click here for the official Super League ticket section

What channel is St. Helens vs Leeds Rhinos on? Sky Sports Mix

Where can I stream St. Helens vs Leeds Rhinos? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via the Sky Go app

THE TEAM NEWS

ST. HELENS

  • St. Helens blew a huge lead against Catalans Dragons with the French side forcing golden point and the defending champions subsequently succumbed to defeat in additional time to hand their opponents the League Leaders’ Shield.
  • Saints allowed the Dragons to level the scores despite leading by 18 points with under ten minutes to play of their Magic Weekend clash and they will be desperate to put that defeat behind them, although they have lost three forwards that featured in last week’s contest.

20-man squad: Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace, Walmsley, Roby, Lees, Thompson, Knowles, Mata’utia, Amor, Welsby, Smith, Batchelor, Dodd, Wingfield, Eaves, Norman, Davies

LEEDS RHINOS

  • Leeds Rhinos got the better of Hull FC in a thrilling Magic Weekend contest at St. James’ Park with the Rhinos significantly boosting their chance of finishing in the top six thanks to their golden point success.
  • It took until the second period of golden point for either side to break the deadlock with Kruise Leeming getting the job done for the Rhinos but there could be further upheaval in the halves here with Rob Lui dropping out after he failed a HIA in last week’s game.

21-man squad: T. Briscoe, Newman, Handley, Leeming, Prior, Martin, Dwyer, Myler, Smith, Holroyd, Thompson, A. Sutcliffe, Walters, L. Briscoe, Donaldson, O’Connor, Broadbent, Hall, Edwards, Gannon, Johnson

THE PREDICTION

St. Helens and Leeds Rhinos both played their part in enthralling matches during Magic Weekend but they had different success. Saints were edged by Catalans Dragons in golden point while Leeds got the better of Hull FC, again in extra-time. That win for Leeds will be a huge confidence-booster after their loss to Wakefield Trinity in the week prior but they are back on track and will look to build on their run of four victories from their last five. However, this is a tough task against a Saints outfit eager to put last week’s disappointment behind them and having won the last seven games between the two, it would be a surprise if they failed to win here with the margin likely to be at least 12 points.

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