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Both Wigan and St Helens given huge boosts ahead of derby

Easter is approaching and thus so is one of the most exciting and enjoyable rounds of Super League action.

That is because it is Rivals Round where every game is shown live on Sky Sports as the biggest games in the league take place.

Things of course peak on Good Friday with the traditional derbies.

This concludes with a meeting between last year’s top two and the reigning Challenge Cup holders and Super League Champions as Wigan Warriors and St Helens do battle.

The original derby and the game many people believe this could be the Grand Final in waiting.

And now the team news is in.

Wigan Head Coach Matt Peet has made three changes to the squad, with the inclusion of Iain Thornley, Junior Nsemba and Tom Forber.

Willie Isa is unavailable for the Warriors after picking up a one-match suspension, whilst Jai Field and Cade Cust are unavailable through injury.

Liam Marshall is included after struggling with a foot injury.

St Helens Head Coach Paul Wellens makes just two changes to the squad that was named for the game against Wakefield, with Sione Mata’utia and Jake Wingfield both back in contention. Mata’utia missed out last week due to head injury protocols, whilst Wingfield has a slight shoulder issue meaning he our last two matches but could return to the field on Friday.

Alex Walmsley picked up a hamstring injury at the start of last week’s game, and Wellens has confirmed the prop will likely miss four weeks of action, meaning he will be unlikely to play until after the international break.

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