SQUAD NEWS: Big names return for Warrington and Saints ahead of play-off semi-final

Both Warrington and St Helens have recalled high-profile stars to their squad for the play-off semi-final on Thursday.

Tony Smith has recalled Dream Team member Kurt Gidley to Warrington’s 19-man squad, replacing hooker Brad Dwyer.

Meanwhile, Saints chief Keiron Cunningham has welcomed back four regular first-team stars, with James Roby, Adam Swift, Mark Percival and Greg Richards all returning to the side.

St Helens have an impressive record at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, including two victories at Warrington’s ground this year.

St Helens’ 19-man squad to face Warrington

1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 15. Greg Richards, 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Theo Fages, 20. Joe Greenwood, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell, 28. Morgan Knowles.

Warrington’s 19-man squad to face St Helens

1. Kurt Gidley, 2. Tom Lineham, 3. Rhys Evans, 4. Ryan Atkins, 5. Matty Russell, 6. Stefan Ratchford, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Ashton Sims, 12. Jack Hughes, 14. Joe Westerman, 18. George King, 20. Kevin Penny, 24. Toby King, 25. Joe Philbin, 26. Declan Patton, 27. Sam Wilde, 29. Benjamin Jullien, 31. Morgan Smith.