Friday, 6 February 2015

Super League Friday's Are Back!

After a superb 80 minutes between Widnes and Wigan last night kicked off the 2015 season superbly, Super League Friday night's begin with tonight's clash between 2014 champions St Helens and Catalans Dragons.

Saints new coach Keiron Cunningham starts his career as head coach with a tough tie against a Catalan side who have reinforced in the off season after missing out on the Grand Final with a 30-12 defeat to tonight's hosts.

St Helens include Jonny Lomax who returns after knee surgery and joins off-season acquisitions Atelea Vea and Travis Burns who will boost the Saints pack which will be without first choice half-back Luke Walsh who is still to return to fitness after missing the back end of last season.

Catalan include the re-signed Remi Casty who returns for a second spell at the Dragons after a short spell in the NRL as does Willie Tonga, Scott Dureau misses out as does marquee signing Todd Carney who has suffered a calf strain. 

St Helens : Lomax, Makinson, Turner, Jones, Swift, Burns, Masoe, Roby, Amor, Vea, Wilkin, Walmsley, Flanagan, Hohaia, Percival, Richards, Wellens, Greenwood, Savelio.
Catalans Dragons : Escare, Duport, Pomeroy, Tonga, Oldfield, Carney, Elima, Henderson, Casty, Taia, Anderson, Mounis, Bosc, Lima, Pelissier, Whitehead, Garcia, Bousquet, Baitieri.

The Carney-less Dragons I see suffering an opening defeat by 12 points so Saints 28 Dragons 16. 

Full previews of the weekend's remaining games will follow early tomorrow morning.