St Helens bring back big guns

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The St Helens side that takes on Bradford at Knowsley Road tonight will be unrecognisable from the one that started the last game between these clubs and Saints' supporters will hold collections for the legal costs of disputing a £25,000 fine imposed after they fielded a weakened team on 20 April, a week before the Challenge Cup final.

The St Helens side that takes on Bradford at Knowsley Road tonight will be unrecognisable from the one that started the last game between these clubs and Saints' supporters will hold collections for the legal costs of disputing a £25,000 fine imposed after they fielded a weakened team on 20 April, a week before the Challenge Cup final.

St Helens will be far stronger tonight with the return of Keiron Cunningham, and Bradford also have a suspicion that another St Helens star could make a reappearance. "There are noises that they will have Sean Long back," said Bradford coach Brian Noble, who is able to recall James Lowes and Jamie Peacock.

It is a game with great significance at the top of the Super League, with Saints able to draw level if they win.

In tonight's other games, Ryan Hudson is likely to miss his first match of the season for Castleford when they take on Hull, while Martyn Holland could be fit to return for Wakefield against Leeds after a stress fracture of the foot. Karl Pratt is back for Leeds after the defeat at Widnes last weekend.

Warrington have signed 18-year-old Leeds back Richard Mathers on loan for the rest of the season, promising him first-team action.

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