St Helens star sin binned against Catalans Dragons

The clash between St Helens and Catalans Dragons which will determine which side will meet Wigan Warriors or Hull KR at Old Trafford in the Grand Final has been full of big moments.

There has been another with George Delaney penalised for a crusher tackle which led to a combing together between both teams.

This has been the latest in a long list in awkward moments for the Saints with a potential crusher tackle from Matty Lees earlier and the swinging arm Sione Mata’utia dodged a card for.

But now a card has come for Matty Lees for a professional foul for holding Tom Johnstone down.

The clash is a repeat of the 2021 Grand Final of which Saints won 12-10 however this is a much-changed St Helens side with their point scorers that night, Lachlan Coote and Kevin Naiqama, no longer with the club.

Friday night could also see a changing of the guard among the current squad as it could well be the final ever game for James Roby and Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook, both of whom will retire at the end of the current season.

Whether Saints or Catalans win in Perpignan on Friday night it will mark the final ever game for one of Super League’s greats as Dragons’ stand-off Sam Tomkins is also set to retire, meaning one of Roby or Tomkins will get their ‘Last Dance’ at Old Trafford and the other’s career will sadly end on Friday.

It also could be the final game representing Les Dracs for many other players with Mitchell Pearce also set to retire whilst Mikael Goudemand, Adam Keighran, Tyrone May and Matt Whitley are all confirmed as leaving the Gilbert Brutus at the end of the season.

Neither team enter the game with any suspension issues after Saints star Alex Walmsley avoided a ban for his high shot against Warrington Wolves last week, whereas the Dragons are coming off a bye week themselves.