Saints have named their 19-man squad for Thursday’s crucial clash with Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium and it shows no changes from the players selected ahead of the Huddersfield Giants game last week.
Yates’ verdict: This is the most nerve-shredding of seasons
It’s going right down to the wire! Who will join Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos in the semi-final stages of the Super 8s is still unclear heading into this week’s crunch round of fixtures in the most exciting and nerve-shredding season since the format was introduced.
Get off the skipper’s back! That’s my message to a number of so-called Saints’ fans who seemed to take pleasure when Jon Wilkin was substituted during Friday night’s 40-16 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
Jon Wilkin doesn’t blame Sam Tomkins for ruffling a few feathers at the other side of Billinge hump after his post-match comments following the Warriors 18-14 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup defeat to Hull FC at Wembley.
Australia full-back Ben Barba will make his long-awaited debut for Saints against neighbours Wigan Warriors at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday - and there is also a starting place for Jonny Lomax.