Senior back as hostilities resume against Saints

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Normal service can be resumed tonight after the unconvincing efforts of Leeds and St Helens players to be each other's best mates on tour.

The perception that the 15 players the two clubs provided fell into two separate camps was one of the themes of the World Cup. They can get back to doing what they do best this evening – knocking lumps off each other for Super League points. Leeds, the unbeaten leaders, have Keith Senior and Matt Diskin back in action. If Senior scores a try, he will become only the second player to do so in all 14 seasons of Super League, Saints' Keiron Cunningham being the first.

Saints, two points behind, welcome back Lee Gilmour after a facial injury. His return allows Chris Flannery to revert to the pack, where he will be helped out by Maurie Fa'asavalu who is available again after suspension.

Hull could go top if they beat Castleford. Shane Berrigan faces a fitness test, but it is likely that Richard Agar will be able to field the same team for the third game running. That was a luxury Hull never enjoyed last season.

Halifax beat Widnes 24-14 last night at The Shay in the battle between the joint favourites for the Co-operative Championship.