Nine first teamers back for Saints v Leeds cup tie

Saints scrum-half Luke Walsh is one of nine first team players back to face Leeds on Saturday
Saints scrum-half Luke Walsh is one of nine first team players back to face Leeds on Saturday

Saints will be boosted by the return of nine players ahead of Saturday’s mouth-watering Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round tie against Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

Luke Walsh, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Kyle Amor and Jonny Lomax return to the squad alongside Mark Percival, Jordan Turner, Greg Richards and Adam Swift all return to the fold and hopefully help steer the 12-times trophy winners into the last eight of the competition.

Nathan Brown will choose from:

1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 22. Mark Percival, 23. Joe Greenwood, 27. Greg Richards, 28. Luke Thompson.

Brian McDermott will select from:. Zak Hardaker, 2. Ben Jones-Bishop, 3. Kallum Watkins, 4. Joel Moon, 5. Ryan Hall, 6. Danny McGuire, 7. Rob Burrow, 8. Kylie Leuluai, 10. Jamie Peacock, 12. Carl Ablett, 13. Kevin Sinfield, 15. Brett Delaney, 16. Ryan Bailey, 17. Ian Kirke, 18. Chris Clarkson, 19. Mitch Achurch, 20. Tom Briscoe, 21. Liam Sutcliffe, 23. Brad Singleton.