IT is gameday – and for the first time in 14 months 4,000 supporters will be able to watch it from the stands and terraces.

Saints’ Round 6 Super League games sees the champions take on Salford Red Devils at the Totally Wicked Stadium, 7.45pm.

It is the second time the sides will have met this season having played in the opening game of Super League in the loop game at Headingley.

Saints won that match 29-6.

It is an intriguing game – one not to be taken lightly - against a Salford side bossed by former Saints assistant coach Richard Marshall.

Salford gave a spirited performance last time out in going down to a golden point defeat to Castleford Tigers in the Challenge Cup.

In the league Salford only have one League win to their name – against Leigh – but that start has featured tough games against Hull FC, Catalans and Castleford.

Saints are without the injured Tommy Makinson, Matty Lees and James Bentley.

St Helens Star:

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook has recovered from a head knock, while loose forward Morgan Knowles is expected to play for the first time this season.


Saints: 1, Lachlan Coote, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4, Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Theo Fages, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 11. Joel Thompson, 13, Morgan Knowles, 14. Sione Mata’utia, 15. LMS, 16. Kyle Amor, 17, Agnatius Paasi, 18. Jack Welsby, 19, Aaron Smith, 20, Joe Batchelor, 21. Lewis Dodd, 22. Josh Simm, 25. Dan Norman, 29. Ben Davies.

Salford: Escare, Sio, Watkins, Lolohea, Brown, Mossop, Ackers, Ikahihifo, Lannon, Pauli Pauli, Taylor, Addy, Burke, Atkin, Livett, Greenwood, Williams, Sarginson, Costello, Ormondroyd, Lussick.

Referee: Liam Moore.

St Helens Star:

St Helens 29, Salford 6 (SLR1, 26/3/21),

Salford 12, St Helens 10 (SLR18, 26/10/20).

St Helens 48, Salford 8 (SLR1, 31/1/20).

Salford 6, St Helens 23 (SLGF, 12/10/19).

St Helens 32, Salford 30 (SLR15, 17/5/19).

Salford 4, St Helens 26 (SLR4, 28/2/19).

Salford 10, St Helens 60 (SLR13, 26/4/18).

St Helens 34, Salford 2 (SLR4, 4/3/18).

Salford 4, St Helens 30 (SLS8-R7, 21/9/17).

St Helens 25, Salford 24 (SLR19, 23/6/17).

St Helens Star:

Super League summary

St Helens won 43 (includes win in 2019 Grand Final)

Salford won 7

St Helens highest score: 66-16 (H, 2001) (Widest margin: 58-4, A, 2000)

Salford highest score: 44-10 (H, 2016) (also widest margin)

Salford have not beaten Saints on St Helens soil since 1980.

Club guidance for fans.

Please ONLY travel to the game if you were drawn out of the ballot and have received your ticket. You will not gain entry without a valid ticket. Please ensure you read our fan guidance below.

Please ensure your check your ticket for your turnstile entrance number and entry time as we aim to ensure all fans enter the stadium safely.

Fans are also being urged to add a symptom free test to their pre and post-match routines. Members who have been allocated a ticket for the match are being urged to take a symptom free test within 36 hours of attending to help reduce the risk of any potential spread of COVID-19.

Two COVID-19 testing kits will also be given out to all fans at the end of the game, for testing to be completed at home on Wednesday 19 May (two days) and Saturday 22 May (five days) after match day.