Fages in frame for derby

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Theo Fages, who joined Saints from Salford Red Devils last September, returns to the 19-man squad for Good Friday’s derby showdown with Wigan Warriors at Langtree Park.

The 21-year-old replaces Atelea Vea who is suffering from a knee problem and expected to be absent for a couple of weeks.

Head coach Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:

2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 6. Travis Burns, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Lama Tasi, 15. Greg Richards, 16. Andre Savelio, 17. Luke Thompson, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Theo Fages, 20. Joe Greenwood, 21. Matty Dawson, 22. Jack Owens, 23. Shannon McDonnell.

Shaun Wane will choose his Wigan 17 from:

2. Josh Charnley, 3. Anthony Gelling, 4. Dan Sarginson, 5. Dominic Manfredi, 7. Matty Smith, 10. Ben Flower, 11. Joel Tomkins, 13. Sean O’Loughlin, 14. John Bateman, 15. Tony Clubb, 16. Sam Powell, 17. Lee Mossop, 19. Taulima Tautai, 20. Oliver Gildart, 21. Ryan Sutton, 22. Lewis Tierney, 26. Greg Burke, 27. Nick Gregson, 29. Joe Bretherton.

The game, which was declared a sell-out at lunchtime today (Wednesday), kicks off at 3.15pm and the referee will be Robert Hicks.