James Roby back in St Helens squad for Challenge Cup Semi-Final

Head Coach Justin Holbrook has named his 19-man squad for Saturday's game against Halifax.

Captain James Roby returns to the 19 man squad alongside seven other senior figures ahead of Saints' Coral Challenge Cup Semi Final with Halifax on Saturday at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Holbrook gave youth a chance on Sunday against London, but admitted in midweek that his senior figures will return for Saturday’s Semi Final.

Roby returns to the squad for the first time since his groin surgery having not featured since the defeat to London back in round 17.

And there are seven other senior players who join him back in the squad this week as Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Kevin Naiqama, Mark Percival, Theo Fages, Alex Walmlsey and Luke Thompson all return. As hinted by Holbrook, there is no place for Lahclan Coote who is recovering from a knee injury he picked up against Wigan.

Danny Richardson retains his place in the squad as does Regan Grace, Joseph Paulo, LMS, Morgan Knowles, Kyle Amor, Dom Peyroux, Matty Lees, Jack Ashworth, James Bentley and Matty Costello.

St Helens 19 man squad:

1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Kevin Naiqama, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Regan Grace, 6. Theo Fages,  7. Danny Richardson, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Luke Thompson, 12. Joseph Paulo, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Dom Peyroux, 19. Matty Lees, 20. Jack Ashworth, 22. James Bentley, 24. Matty Costello.

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