Walsh to make debut in derby

Luke Walsh
Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh will make his Saints debut in Friday’s game against Wigan at Langtree Park.

The Aussie scrum-half will make his bow in the red-vee during James Roby’s testimonial match.

Walsh, who missed last week’s friendly against Batley after picking up an ankle strain, will be joined in the starting squad by Sia Soliola, Adam Swift and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook,

Saints coach Nathan Brown will pick his starting 13 from:

1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 22. Mark Percival, 24. Gary Wheeler, 26. Matty Dawson, 27. Greg Richards, 30. Carl Forster.

Wigan have named their starting squad:

1. Matty Bowen, 3. Darrell Goulding, 4. Iain Thornley, 5. Anthony Gelling, 6. Blake Green, 7. Matty Smith, 8. Scott Taylor, 10. Ben Flower, 12. Liam Farrell, 13. Sean O’Loughlin, 15. Logan Tomkins. 16. Gil Dudson, 17. Dom Crosby, 19. Sam Powell, 22. Eddy Pettybourne, 23. Dan Sarginson, 24. Tony Clubb, 25. John Bateman, 26. Ryan Hampshire, 27. George Williams, 28. Jordan James, 31. Dom Manfredi, 32. Joe Burgess.