St Helens are looking to return to Wembley in 2023 and add only their second Challenge Cup win since 2008 to their dynasty.
When a Super League side takes on a Championship side there is often a big question over team news.
Coach Paul Wellens has spoken on the situation:
“I’ve not been thinking about rotating the squad. It was only a couple of weeks ago that we had a week off,” Wellens said on Saints TV.
“What I’m more in the frame of mind of is actually building some combinations and looking for some more consistency from the team.
“It’s a big one for Joey (Lussick) in terms of the fact he was obviously disappointed that he didn’t make the team las week, so having him out there this week with a point to prove will be a great thing.
“Morgan’s suspension is back so he comes in and providing Ignatius Paasi gets through training without issue then he’ll come back which is a huge bonus as well.”
He also revealed star player Konrad Hurrell had seen a specialist:
“Yeah he’s been to see a specialist and he’s got some symptoms there with a bit of nerve pain so that needs to settle. We can take active measures around helping that to settle but it’s just a case of waiting on the symptoms so it could be a case where he plays next week or it could be two or three weeks, at the moment he’s unavailable this weekend.”
Wellens also gave an update on Siona Mata’utia: “Sione has had clearance from the specialist and we’ll name him in the 21 but he does need to complete some contact progressions to check everything is okay from hat perspective.
“I’m delighted and I know the rest of the players will be to have Sione back should he play on the weekend. If it’s not this weekend then it’ll be very close, so it’s positive signs for Sione.”