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St Helens vs Warrington Wolves: Kick-off time, TV channel and predicted line-ups

There are few fixtures as big as this one. With years of rivalry and Super League history behind them, Super League’s serial winners take on the competition’s nearly men with Warrington hoping to turn the tables in 2022.

It will be a tall order for the Wire though. They lost their first game of the season last week to last year’s League Leaders Catalans and take on a St Helens side who look unstoppable at the start of this campaign.

Having already beaten everyone who has stood up to them so far this campaign, St Helens can lay down a real marker against one of their title rivals as they go in search of a fourth Championship in a row.

Kick-off time and TV channel

The game kicks off at 8pm at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

TV coverage begins at 7:30pm on Sky Sports Arena.

Predicted line-ups

St Helens
There will be some reshuffling in the St Helens side, though it will make very little difference to the complexion of the team in truth. I’m expecting 14 players to make it five appearances from five with St Helens’ spine still completely in tact whilst other sides struggle already with injuries and suspensions. There will only be two changes which will firstly see Josh Simm replace the suspended Konrad Hurrell. Simm will come onto the wing allowing Will Hopoate to play centre for the first time since inheriting the number three jersey. Meanwhile, Curtis Sironen is back from suspension and will replace Kyle Amor on the bench.

1 Jack Welsby
21 Josh Simm
3 Will Hopoate
4 Mark Percival
2 Tommy Makinson
6 Jonny Lomax
7 Lewis Dodd
8 Alex Walmsley
9 James Roby
10 Matty Lees
11 Sione Mata’utia
12 Joe Batchelor
13 Morgan Knowles
14 Joey Lussick
15 Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook
16 Curtis Sironen
17 Agnatius Paasi

Warrington Wolves
Warrington are also likely to make two changes to their 17 both of which are forced. Josh Charnley and Matt Davis have received bans so Josh Thewlis and Jason Clark will replace them most likely like-for-like. It’ll be interesting to see whether Danny Walker keeps his starting spot or if Daryl Clark returns to the starting line-up to match James Roby at hooker. Having been beaten by a Catalans team with next to no forwards, Daryl Powell may also reshuffle his pack to get the right complexion both at the start of the game and when he brings on his substitutes.

1 Stefan Ratchford
22 Josh Thewlis
3 Peter Mata’utia
4 Toby King
5 Matty Ashton
6 Gareth Widdop
7 George Williams
19 Rob Mulhern
16 Danny Walker
10 Mike Cooper
11 Ben Currie
12 Oliver Holmes
13 Jack Hughes
9 Daryl Clark
8 Joe Philbin
14 Matt Davis
15 Joe Bullock

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