NATHAN Brown has confirmed that Kyle Amor will miss the next three months with a knee injury – but there is better news on Jordan Turner.The duo suffered injuries in the Cup loss to Leeds last month and the prognosis wasn’t good.But scans have revealed Kyle’s injury is not season ending as was feared and Turner hasn’t broken his foot.“When Jordan’s injury was scanned we discovered it wasn’t a bone break but ligament damage,” Brown said. “It is coming along well and it is a short term injury.“Kyle will be out for three months with his knee which, as bad as it sounds, means he might come back and play at the end of the year. That is a bonus for us. There are hurdles to overcome but at the moment they don’t think it requires surgery.“Anthony Laffranchi has nerve damage in his arm and we don’t know when he will be back but Willie Manu is about a month away with a broken thumb.”He continued: “Mark Percival is probably about two weeks away – he had a nasty caulk that had fluid in it. Gary Wheeler had a nasty caulk too and he will miss this week but will be fit moving forward.“And Richie Beaumont is making improvements too which is great. It’s been disappointing for him but the fact he is showing improvements for the first time in a while is good.”Injuries do have a flipside though as the likes of Joe Greenwood, Luke Thompson and Matty Dawson (pictured) can once again gain valuable game time and experience.Brown added: “Joe is a regular player now and is coming off the bench whilst Luke is putting his name forward too. Matty Dawson seems to be fitting in well and is taking his opportunity.“The challenge for them now is to be consistent.“The reality is we wouldn’t be where we are on the ladder if last year didn’t occur. The likes of Adam Swift, Mark Percival, Joe and Thommo got that experience. They came into pre-season, know what is required and are improving.”Saints travel to Bradford on Sunday (3pm) aiming to keep up the pressure on Leeds at the top of the table.The Bulls are in form having turned over Catalan and Warrington in the last two weeks – and will have players returning to action.Both Chev Walker and Manase Manuokafoa are in contention to play.“They performed well against Catalans who had lost just one game in recent weeks and then beat a good Wolves side,” Brown added. “They have done well to fight back after that loss to Wigan. Things looked bad but they’ve bounced back and done well. Credit to Franny (Cummins) as he has done a good job there.“Lee Gaskell is a talented player as is Luke Gale too. Matt Diskin has been around a while as well. They are strong in key positions, kick the ball well and manufacture points.“Anytime their forwards do a good job their blokes in key positions will take their opportunities.”Tickets for Sunday’s game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.
SAINTS are chasing their first win over Warrington at Langtree Park when the two sides meet tonight (8pm).The Wolves have won their last four away meetings with St Helens, including all three fixtures between the sides at Langtree Park.Saints’ last home win against the Wolves was a 28-12 play-off victory at Knowsley Road on 10 September, 2010.Last Ten Meetings:St Helens 24, Warrington 41 (SLR13, 18/5/14) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)Warrington 8, St Helens 38 (SLR1, 13/2/14)St Helens 16, Warrington 29 (SLR26, 30/8/13)St Helens 22, Warrington 48 (SLR16, 25/5/13) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)Warrington 10, St Helens 22 (SLR6, 8/3/13)St Helens 18, Warrington 36 (SLQSF, 29/9/12)Warrington 6, St Helens 28 (SLQPO, 15/9/12)St Helens 12, Warrington 22 (SLR23, 6/8/12)Warrington 16, St Helens 28 (SLR9, 30/3/12)Warrington 35, St Helens 28 (SLR19, 24/6/11)Super League Summary:St Helens won 39 (includes wins in 2010 and 2012 play-offs)Warrington won 8 (includes win in 2012 play-offs)2 drawsHighs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)Super League Milestones:Paul Wellens needs one try to draw level with Keith Senior in second place in the list of all-time leading try-scorers.1 Danny McGuire (Leeds, 2001-present) 2142 Keith Senior (Leeds/Sheffield, 1996-2011) 1993 Paul Wellens (St Helens, 1998-present) 1984 David Hodgson (Hull KR/Huddersfield/Salford/Wigan/Halifax, 1999-present) 1685 Leon Pryce (Catalan Dragons/St Helens/Bradford, 1998-present) 1656 Ade Gardner (Hull KR/St Helens, 2002-present) 1537 Ryan Hall (Leeds, 2007-present) 1528 Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC, 2001-present) 1499 Rob Burrow (Leeds, 2001-present) 14810 Pat Richards (Wigan, 2006-2013) 147Paul Wellens – 2 tries away from 200 (198 for St Helens, 1998-2014)First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 = Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons), Tom Makinson (St Helens), Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves) 244 Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 195 = Justin Carney (Castleford Tigers), Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers), Michael Oldfield (Catalan Dragons), Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons), Joe Wardle (Huddersfield Giants), Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 17Goals:1 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 952 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 933 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 904 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 775 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 746 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 707 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 678 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 669 Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 6010 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 52Goals Percentage:1 Jamie Ellis (Castleford Tigers) 100.00 (10/10)2 Kevin Locke (Salford Red Devils) 90.90 (10/11)3 Luke Gale (Bradford Bulls) 89.18 (33/37)4 Jordan Rankin (Hull FC) 84.37 (27/32)5 Sam Williams (Catalan Dragons) 84.00 (21/25)6 Jacob Miller (Hull FC) 81.81 (9/11)7 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 81.25 (52/64)8 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 78.57 (66/84)9 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 77.77 (70/90)10 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 77.23 (95/123)(10 minimum attempts to qualify)Points:1 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 2162 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 2023 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 1974 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 1785 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 1686 = Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos), Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 1608 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 1539 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 13610 Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 125
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Inside an electric DW Stadium packed out with over 5,500 Saints fans, James Roby set us on our way scurrying over from dummy half. Wigan to their credit responded through Hardaker, before Grace grabbed his first after Jonny Lomax had broken through the Wigan line. Lachlan Coote hit a penalty before Grace went over for his second. George Williams gave Wigan hope on the half-time hooter, before Saints blew the Warrriors away in the second half. First Tommy Makinson went over, before Grace secured his hat-trick and Coote went over late on to send the Saints fans home bouncing.An electric start to the Good Friday clash saw Saints off to a flyer through Roby. After back to back sets on the Wigan line, Roby picked the ball up from close range to crash over giving Saints the lead. Coote kicked the conversion. The opening try came at a cost though as Mark Percival hobbled off with a hamstring injury with LMS filling in the centres. LMS was to hobble off late on with a knee injury.Wigan hit back within minutes though after a move on their right edge saw Hardaker find the gap to score, but he was unable to convert before Tom Davies was stretchered off with a nasty looking ankle injury.An entertaining 15 minutes followed with both defences standing firm after being forced to defend back to back sets. But it was Saints who struck next after a bit of magic from Lomax created the gap for himself to run 20 metres and then feed Grace who scored in the corner.Coote kicked a penalty minutes later giving Saints a 12-4 lead before Saints were in again. Thompson took an inside ball and broke the Wigan defensive line before feeding the supporting Coote who was tackled just short of the Wigan line. Straight from the play off the ball Thompson put Grace in at the corner giving Saints an 18-4 lead with Coote converting off the touchline.Wigan grabbed a lifeline though scoring with seconds left on the first half after Oliver Gildart broke and fed Williams inside to score sending the teams in at half time with the score at Wigan 10-18 Saints.The second half started just like the first with both sides playing at a fast pace. It was Wigan who were almost in first, but a try saving tackle from Danny Richardson and Makinson denied the Warriors. On the very next set the pair combined sending Makinson over in the corner after great handling from Naiqama.Man of the match Grace then grabbed his hat-trick. After great handling on our left edge from Dom Peyroux, who put Grace away down the line. The winger stepped back inside three Warriors defenders to touch down for his third try.Another try quickly followed when Coote chased down a Lomax kick and out jumped Hardaker to score with the Saints fans wildly singing his name. They sung a little louder minutes later as Coote converted his own try to give Saints a 36-10 Derby Day victory!Match Summary:Wigan Warriors:Tries: Hardaker (12), Williams (39).Goals: Hardaker (1 from 2)Starting 13: Hardaker, Davies, Hankinson, Gildart, Burgess, Williams, Shorrocks, Flower, Leuluai, Navarrete, Isa, Smithies, Partington,Interchanges: O’Loughlin, Tautai, Bullock, Greenwood.Saints:Tries: Roby (6), Grace (24, 31, 63) Makinson (47), Coote (70)Goals: Coote (4 from 6)Penalties: Coote 2Starting 13: Lachlan Coote, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Regan Grace, Jonny Lomax, Danny Richardson, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Luke Thompson, Zeb Taia, Dom Peyroux, Morgan Knowles.Interchanges: Joseph Paulo, LMS, Matty Lees, Aaron Smith.HT: 10-18 FT: 10-36REF: J. ChildATT: 22,050