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Preview: Warrington v St Helens (R28)
Warrington coach Paul Cullen has named youngster Michael Cooper in his 18-man squad for the visit of the Minor Premiers on Sunday.
But the Wolves were impressive in beating Hull last week in a 13,024 sell-out at Halliwell Jones Stadium and Cullen is likely to stick with the same match-day 17 as his side look for a morale-boosting win over the Grand Final favourites heading into next week's first round of the play-offs.
St Helens coach Daniel Anderson includes centre Willie Talau in his squad after the centre's recovery from hamstring injury.
Skipper Paul Sculthorpe remains unavailable for Saints with knee trouble but the second rower is expected to return for the Grand Final qualifier against Hull at Knowsley Road in two weeks' time.
Warrington Wolves 18-man squad: Fa'afili, Martin Gleeson, Kohe-Love, Reardon, Briers, Sullivan, Leikvoll, Swann, Wainwright, Mark Gleeson, Westwood, Wood, Barnett, Parker, Rauhihi, Riley, Bridge, Cooper.
St Helens 18-man squad: Wellens, Gardner, Lyon, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Long, Cunningham, Cayless, Gilmour, Wilkin, Roby, Bennett, P Anderson, V Anderson, Graham, Hardman, Fa'asavalu.
Referee: A Klein
Sources: www.bbc.co.uk, www.skysports.com, www.superleague.co.uk