Super League: St Helens v London Broncos preview
Last Updated: 01/05/14 7:17am
St Helens will be out to halt a three-game losing run against the winless London Broncos in Thursday's Super League game live on Sky Sports 1HD.
Saints have suffered back-to-back league defeat in Super League and exited the Tetley's Challenge Cup with a 32-12 loss to Leeds Rhinos on Saturday.
However, Nathan Brown's men will have an excellent chance of collecting the points at Langtree Park against a side who have yet to win a competitive game in 2014.
The Broncos, who were totally rebuilt during the close season, sit at the foot of the table with 10 league defeats from 10 outings having lost to Hull FC 40-4 on Easter Monday.
St Helens recall stand-off Lance Hohaia, with Jon Wilkin reverting to the pack and Josh Jones switching to centre in place of the injured Jordan Turner (foot).
With Kyle Amor joining forwards Willie Manu and Anthony Laffranchi on the injury list, there are call-ups for Mark Flanagan, Anthony Walker, Andre Savelio and Carl Forster, who spent a month on loan to London earlier this year.
"Jordan played the latter part of the first half and all the second half with a broken foot," Brown told the St Helens Star.
"So (Turner) is going to be no good for a couple of months. Kyle is seeing the specialist, but it is not going to be good news."
London are set to give James Cunningham his first start at hooker in the absence of the suspended Scott Moore, while Denny Solomona is set to switch from centre to full-back following the loss of Nesi Mataitonga with a hamstring strain.
Centre Jordan Atkins is back after missing the last seven games through injury and Joel Wicks is added to Tony Rea's 19-man squad.
"It was good to get some training into us particularly at the back end of last week when a lot of the teams were involved in the cup," said Rea. "It was pretty handy given that Scott's out, Nesi's injured and Jordan was coming back."
"They've been a really consistent side and have been playing really well in every game. There will be no soft thinking from them or us going into the game."
St Helens: Lomax, Makinson, Jones, Swift, Hohaia, Walsh, Masoe, Roby, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Soliola, Wilkin, Flanagan, Walmsley, Percival, Greenwood, Walker, Thompson, Forster, Savelio.
London Broncos: Atkins, Bishay, Caton-Brown, Cook, Cunningham, Drinkwater, Farrar, Foster, Greenwood, Krasniqi, Macani, McMeeken, Minns, Slyney, Solomona, Vea, Wallace, Wicks, Woodburn-Hall.
Don't miss any of the action on Thursday from Langtree Park at St Helens battle the London Broncos live on Sky Sports 3HD
First Utility Super League
Thu 23rd Apr
Wakefield Wildcats22 - 40Wigan Warriors
Fri 24th Apr
Hull FC4 - 24Huddersfield Giants
Leeds Rhinos10 - 29Warrington Wolves
St Helens34 - 16Widnes Vikings
Sat 25th Apr
Catalans Dragons32 - 24Hull K R
Sun 26th Apr
Salford Red Devils20 - 22Castleford Tigers
Thu 30th Apr
Huddersfield GiantsvsLeeds Rhinos
Fri 1st May
Hull FC0 - 0Salford Red Devils
St Helens0 - 0Wakefield Wildcats
Wigan WarriorsvsHull K R
Sun 3rd May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Castleford Tigers0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 7th May
Hull K RvsWakefield Wildcats
Fri 8th May
Salford Red DevilsvsHuddersfield Giants
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Sat 9th May
Catalans DragonsvsSt Helens
Sun 10th May
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Thu 21st May
Castleford TigersvsHuddersfield Giants
Fri 22nd May
Hull FC0 - 0St Helens
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull K R
Salford Red Devils0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Sat 23rd May
Catalans DragonsvsWigan Warriors
Sun 24th May
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Sat 30th May
Salford Red DevilsvsWidnes Vikings
Hull FCvsHull K R
Leeds RhinosvsWigan Warriors
Sun 31st May
Catalans DragonsvsHuddersfield Giants
St HelensvsWarrington Wolves
Castleford TigersvsWakefield Wildcats
Thu 4th Jun
Widnes VikingsvsHull FC
Fri 5th Jun
St Helens0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sun 7th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Wigan Warriors
Hull K R0 - 0Castleford Tigers
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Leeds Rhinos
Warrington Wolves0 - 0Catalans Dragons
Thu 11th Jun
Leeds RhinosvsCastleford Tigers
Fri 12th Jun
St HelensvsWigan Warriors
Sat 13th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsHull FC
Sun 14th Jun
Huddersfield Giants0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Hull K R0 - 0Widnes Vikings
Wakefield Wildcats0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Thu 18th Jun
Castleford TigersvsSt Helens
Fri 19th Jun
Wigan Warriors0 - 0Salford Red Devils
Sat 20th Jun
Catalans DragonsvsWakefield Wildcats
Sun 21st Jun
Hull K R0 - 0Warrington Wolves
Leeds Rhinos0 - 0Hull FC
Widnes Vikings0 - 0Huddersfield Giants
Super League 2014, round 11
Paul Anderson believes the after-effects of the World Cup provide the reasons for Super League's new look.
We look at who have been Super League's best and worst so far in the 2014 season.
Hull head coach Lee Radford admitted his side were out-enthused by Wakefield as they let a 16-point lead slip.
- Cummins hails 'massive' win
- Character key for Betts
- Powell remaining positive
- Brown hat-trick sinks Hull
- Wildcats comeback stuns Hull
- Bulls pull off Wolves upset
- Giants edge out Castleford
- Frayssinous praises defence
- Dragons scorch Devils
- Wane: Leeds deserved win
- Leeds back on top
- Bulls bring in Giant Kaufusi
- Giants v Tigers: Teams
- Hull FC v Wildcats: Teams
- Bulls v Wolves: Teams
- Rovers v Vikings: Teams
- Dragons v Red Devils: Teams
- Brown - We are a growing team
- Broncos no match for Saints
- Broncos targeting upset
- Rhinos v Warriors: Teams
- Brown: Saints in good spirits
- Wane expecting tough contest