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Revealed: The crowd expected for St Helens and Leeds Rhinos Grand Final

St Helens and Leeds Rhinos are set to go head to head in the Super League Grand Final tomorrow.

The showpiece event will be held at Old Trafford with a crowd of well over 60,000 expected for the occasion between two of the most successful clubs in Super League.

It will be the fifth time that Saints and Leeds will have met in the Grand Final with the Rhinos winning all four of those occasions back in the late 2000s and early 2010s.

Over 45,000 turned up to watch Saints take on the Catalans Dragons back in 2021 to mark the French side’s first venture to Manchester.

In previous years, however, crowds have well exceeded 64,000 and even over 70,000 on eight occasions.

Saints boss Kristian Woolf named his 21-man squad for the occasion on Saturday with Morgan Knowles included after his ban was overturned by the Operational Rules Tribunal last night.

Will Hopoate could also return after a number of niggling injuries in 2022 whilst Woolf will be keeping his fingers crossed on Sione Mata’utia and Matty Lees after they suffered small issues in the semi-final win over Salford Red Devils last weekend.

Leeds, meanwhile, look to have Ash Handley back from injury whilst Rhyse Martin will return to action following the end of his suspension.

Of course, there is no Aidan Sezer following his heartbreaking concussion protocols in the win over Wigan Warriors.

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