PAUL Wellens has named his first 21-man squad for Betfred Super League 2024 ahead of St Helens’ season-opening match against London Broncos on Friday, 8pm at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Saints’ three new recruits are set to make their first senior appearances on Friday - Waqa Blake, Daryl Clark and Matt Whitley.

Hooker Jake Burns, who has progressed from the Reserves side, has joined the first team squad this year and could be in line for a debut.

Sione Mata’utia is available following the serving of a two-match suspension picked up at the end of last season, and England international Matty Lees, who did not play in Saints’ two pre-season matches, is also in the 21-man squad for Friday night.

St Helens 21-man squad vs London Broncos 1.Jack Welsby, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Waqa Blake, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Jon Bennison, 6. Jonny Lomax, 7. Lewis Dodd, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Matty Lees, 11. Sione Mata’utia, 15. James Bell, 16. Curtis Sironen, 18. Jake Wingfield, 19. Matt Whitley, 20. George Delaney, 21. Ben Davies, 22. Sam Royle, 23. Konrad Hurrell, 24. Jake Burns, 25. Tee Ritson.