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Saints Name Unchanged Line-Up

Saints have named an unchanged 19-man squad for Sunday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Quarter Final with Hull FC.

Ben Barba is fit to play after leaving the field with a knock last Thursday whilst Tommy Makinson is also set to feature.

He didn’t play in the win over Castleford.

Justin Holbrook will therefore select his 17 from:

1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Zeb Taia, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 23. Ben Barba.

Lee Radford will choose his Hull FC side from:

1. Jamie Shaul, 2. Bureta Faraimo, 3. Carlos Tuimavave, 6. Albert Kelly 8. Scott Taylor, 9. Danny Houghton, 11. Dean Hadley, 12. Mark Minichiello, 14. Jake Connor, 15. Chris Green, 17. Danny Washbrook, 20. Brad Fash, 21. Sika Manu, 23. Mickey Paea, 24. Jack Logan, 28. Hakim Miloudi, 29. Masimbaashe Matongo, 30. Cameron Scott, 33. Joe Westerman.

The game kicks off at 3.30pm and the referee will be Ben Thaler.

Tickets for Sunday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 454 052 or online here.

Match Stat Pack

Previous Challenge Cup Meetings:

2016 (Round 6) St Helens 18 Hull FC 47
2008 (FINAL) Hull FC 16 St Helens 28 (at Wembley Stadium)
2005 (Semi-Final) Hull FC 34 St Helens 8 (at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)
2004 (Quarter Final) St Helens 31 Hull FC 26
1997 (Round 5) St Helens 54 Hull FC 8
1990 (Round 2) Hull FC 12 St Helens 24
1984 (Round 2) St Helens 24 Hull FC 14
1981 (Round 2) St Helens 5 Hull FC 3
1976 (Round 1) Hull FC 3 St Helens 5
1969 (Round 1) Hull FC 3 St Helens 13
1961 (Semi-Final) Hull FC 9 St Helens 26 (at Odsal Stadium, Bradford)
1936 (Round 1) Hull FC 16 St Helens 6
1926 (Round 2) St Helens 7 Hull FC 10

Last Ten Meetings:

St Helens 26, Hull FC 12 (SLR10, 6/4/18)
St Helens 6, Hull FC 8 (SLS8-R2, 11/8/17)
St Helens 19, Hull FC 12 (SLR21, 7/7/17)
Hull FC 0, St Helens 45 (SLR14, 20/5/17) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)
Hull FC 24, St Helens 14 (SLR4, 10/3/17)
St Helens 31, Hull FC 10 (SLS8-R4, 2/9/16)
Hull FC 32, St Helens 24 (SLR16, 28/5/16)
St Helens 18, Hull FC 47 (CCR6, 8/5/16)
St Helens 16, Hull FC 17 (SLR9, 1/4/16)
St Helens 22, Hull FC 32 (SLS8-R2, 14/8/15)

Super League Head to Head:

Saints Hull FC
Tries 94 (1st) 63 (3rd)
Goals 77 (1st) 65 (2nd)
Metres 22,456 (1st) 19,601 (4th)
Breaks 123 (1st) 96  (3rd)
Tackles 5,300 (4th) 5,356 (3rd)
Penalties 112 (11th) 115 (9th)

Milestones:

James Roby needs one try to reach a century of touchdowns for St Helens. He has scored 99 tries in 413 games for the Saints since 2004.

Scoring Runs:

Beb Barba (3-1-1) and Ryan Morgan (1-2-2) have both scored tries in our last three matches.

Danny Richardson has the longest scoring streak amongst Super League players, having registered points in St Helens’ last 17 matches. His scoring streak began with seven goals in a 46-6 home win against Castleford on 2 February.

Betfred Super League Leading Scorers:

Tries:
1 Ben Barba (St Helens) 17
2 Mark Percival (St Helens) 14
3 Fetuli Talanoa (Hull FC) 12
4 = Ben Jones-Bishop (Wakefield Trinity), Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors) 10
6 = Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos), Regan Grace (St Helens), Jonny Lomax (St Helens), Ryan Morgan (St Helens), Tom Johnstone (Wakefield Trinity), Oliver Gildart (Wigan Warriors) 9

Goals:
1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 77
2 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 51
3 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 47
4 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 44
5 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 34
6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 33
7 = Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants), Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 31
9 Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings) 28
10 Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils) 26

Goals Percentage:
1 Jake Connor (Hull FC) 94.73 (18/19)
2 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 88.00 (44/50)
3 = Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants), Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 86.11 (31/36)
5 Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings) 84.84 (28/33)
6 Lucas Albert (Catalans Dragons) 80.00 (12/15)
7 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 78.33 (47/60)
8 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 78.12 (25/32)
9 Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils) 76.47 (26/34)
10 Krisnan Inu (Widnes Vikings) 75.00 (9/12)

Points:
1 Danny Richardson (St Helens) 168
2 Sam Tomkins (Wigan Warriors) 127
3 Ryan Shaw (Hull Kingston Rovers) 112
4 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 102
5 Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos) 96
6 Liam Finn (Wakefield Trinity) 74
7 = Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers), Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 70
9 = Ben Barba (St Helens) 68
Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils) 68

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Leading Scorers:

Tries:
1 Luke Briscoe (Featherstone Rovers) 8
2 = Elliot Minchella (Bradford Bulls), Josh Charnley (Warrington Wolves) 6
4 Jason Tali (Doncaster) 5
5 = Jodie Broughton (Catalans Dragons), Liam Kay (Toronto Wolfpack), Jessie Joe Parker (Whitehaven), Danny Craven (Widnes Vikings) 4

Goals:
1 Connor Robinson (York City Knights) 16
2 Liam Harris (Doncaster) 14
3 = Tom Gilmore (Widnes Vikings), Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves) , Joe Sanderson (Hunslet) 13

Points:
1 Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves) 38
2 Liam Harris (Doncaster) 36
3 = Luke Briscoe (Featherstone Rovers), Connor Robinson (York City Knights) 32
5 = Dan Abram (Whitehaven), Paul Crook (Oldham), Joe Keyes (Bradford Bulls) 28

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