St Helens star set to miss World Club Challenge as squads announced

The team news for the World Club Challenge is in.

Both coaches have named their squads for the game come Saturday.

Ivan Cleary has drafted in his biggest names with Jarome Luai and Nathan Cleary set to start in the halves whilst Isaah Yeo is back to play at 13.

Meanwhile, former Huddersfield Giants star Jack Cogger has been given the number 14 shirt and is seemingly set for a spot on the bench.

In an interesting move World Cup star who broke English hearts Stephen Crichton is set to start at fullback.

Normally a centre, one of the reasons he will leave Penrith at the end of the year for Canterbury Bulldogs is a desire to play at the back.

Here is the Penrith squad:

Panthers team: 1. Stephen Crichton 2. Taylan May 3. Izack Tago 4. Sunia Turuva 5. Brian To’o 6. Jarome Luai 7. Nathan Cleary 8. Moses Leota 9. Mitch Kenny 10. James Fisher-Harris 11. Luke Garner 12. Zac Hosking 13. Isaah Yeo 14. Jack Cogger 15. Matt Eisenhuth 16. Spencer Leniu 17. Jaeman Salmon 18. Lindsay Smith 19. Kurt Falls 20. Liam Henry 21. Thomas Jenkins 22. Mavrik Geyer

As for St Helens the big news is that, according to, Joe Batchelor will miss the game after he was seen in a surgical boot after the win against St George Illawarra Dragons.

Morgan Knowles is fit enough to be named in the squad but it remains to be seen whether or not he will feature in the game itself.

St Helens team: 1. Jack Welsby 2. Tommy Makinson 3. Will Hopoate 4. Mark Percival 5. Jonathan Bennison 6. Jonny Lomax 7. Lewis Dodd 8. Alex Walmsley 9. James Roby 10. Matty Lees 11. Sione Mata’utia 13. Morgan Knowles 14. Joey Lussick 15. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 16. Curtis Sironen 17. Agnatius Paasi 18. Jake Wingfield 19. James Bell 20. Daniel Norman 21. Ben Davies 22. Sam Royle 23. Konrad Hurrell 24. Lewis Baxter 25 Tee Ritson

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