Roby returns for Saints ahead of cup showdown

St Helens and Leeds will have near-full strength sides to pick from for Friday’s Challenge Cup semi-final between the sides in Warrington on Friday night.

Although the Saints are without captain Jon Wilkin, vice-captain James Roby returns to the fold at the expense of Lewis Charnock, after missing last weekend’s thumping win against Hull KR.

The Rhinos are missing both Liam Sutcliffe and Stevie Ward for the game due to injury, but aside from that have a full squad to pick from including Joel Moon, who returns after missing the win against Catalans last Sunday.

Ash Handley is in the 19-man squad, but Tom Briscoe is expected to continue on the wing after scoring a hat-trick during his first game back against the Dragons last weekend.


Saints 19-man squad: Jordan Turner, Josh Jones, Adam Swift, Travis Burns, Luke Walsh, Mose Masoe, James Roby, Kyle Amor, Atelea Vea, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Alex Walmsley, Mark Flanagan, Mark Percival, Luke Thompson, Greg Richards, Joe Greenwood, Matty Dawson, Andre Savelio, Adam Quinlan.

Leeds 19-man squad: Zak Hardaker, Tom Briscoe, Kallum Watkins, Joel Moon, Ryan Hall, Danny McGuire, Rob Burrow, Kylie Leuluai, Paul Aiton, Jamie Peacock, Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Carl Ablett, Kevin Sinfield, Brett Delaney, Adam Cuthbertson, Brad Singleton, Jimmy Keinhorst, Ash Handley, Mitch Garbutt.