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Salford v St Helens: Predicted line-ups and late injury news

It feels like a long time since Salford and St Helens met in the 2019 Grand Final. Saints haven’t changed all that much since then and are currently in search of a third consecutive Super League trophy. Meanwhile, Salford come into this game with nothing to play for. Safe from relegation but never a threat to the top six, the Red Devils should be relaxed.

The Red Devils should be able to play a very strong side and could keep things relatively the same after some encouraging performances in recent weeks. Kevin Brown will make his final appearance before retirement in the halves whilst the backline will remain unchanged after Rhys Williams stepped in on the wing in Joe Burgess’ absence. Seb Ikahihifo and Pauli Pauli could return to the fold to offer some size but don’t count your chickens.

As for the Saints, it’s an opportunity to run with the spine they’re likely to play next season. Jack Welsby will move to fullback due to Lachlan Coote’s suspension whilst Jonny Lomax could be given the opportunity to get some minutes under his belt ahead of the play-offs. The Saints will also turn to a number of youngsters as Kristian Woolf avoids taking any risks. Ben Davies and Josh Simm will come into the centres whilst youngster Shay Martyn will start on the wing. It’ll also be a chance for Josh Eaves and Aaron Smith to prove their worth before the arrival of Joey Lussick next year. Sam Royale will also feature after signing a new deal with the club.

1 Morgan Escare
2 Ken Sio
4 Krisnan Inu
23 Dan Sarginson
22 Rhys Williams
6 Tui Lolohea
7 Kevin Brown
17 Josh Johnson
9 Andy Ackers
25 Jack Ormondroyd
15 Oliver Roberts
35 Ellis Robson
14 Danny Addy
13 Elijah Taylor
18 Chris Atkin
11 Ryan Lannon
16 Greg Burke

St Helens
18 Jack Welsby
32 Shay Martyn
22 Josh Simm
29 Ben Davies
5 Regan Grace
6 Jonny Lomax
21 Lewis Dodd
8 Alex Walmsley
19 Aaron Smith
10 Matty Lees
11 Joel Thompson
23 Jake Wingfield
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
16 Kyle Amor
24 Josh Eaves
25 Dan Norman
30 Sam Royale

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