Wembley line-ups

Wembley line-ups

Post by Geff Fost » Thu, 25 Apr 1996 04:00:00

Listed below are the players which have been selected for the Challenge Cup Final

St. Helens                      Bradford Bulls

1. Steve Prescott               1. Nathan Graham
2. Danny Arnold                 2. Paul Cook
3. Scott Gibbs                  3. Matt Calland
4. Paul Newlove                 4. Paul Loughlin
5. Anthony Sullivan             5. Jon Scales
6. Karle Hammond                6. Graeme Bradley
7. Bobby Goulding (Capt)        7. Robbie Paul (Capt)
8. Apollo Perelini              8. Brian McDermot
9. Keiron Cunningham            9. Bernard Dwyer
10. Andy Leathem                10. Jon Hamer
11. Chris Joynt                 11. Sonny Nickle
12. Simon Booth                 12. Jeremy Donougher
13. Andy Northey                13. Simon Knox

Subs                            Subs

From                            T.B.A.
Ian Pickavance
Tommy Martyn
Alan Hunte
Chris Morley
Vila Matautia

Interesting to see that Brian Smith has decided to start Jon Hamer who hasn't
played first team rugby in almost 4 months, it was also widely expected that
Jason Donoghue would get the nod for the hooking spot but it seems that the Bulls
coach has plumped for a big pack, possibly Smith is hoping that his charges
will smash the St. Helens six into submission.

For the Saints Shaun McRae seems to have backed away from his comments after
the Halifax game in which he hinted that several Saints players were facing the
axe for the final, the only changes to the Knowsley Road side which appeared at
the weekend is the return of Apollo Perelini to the pack in place of the cup-tied
Derek McVey and the inclusion of Anthony Sullivan for Alan Hunte who has been
relegated to the bench.



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