St Helens to give new arrivals run out at new stadium


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St Helens will give three new signings their debuts in their first match at their new stadium, Langtree Park, tomorrow.

Saints are playing Widnes in a pre-season friendly for the Karalius Cup and their coach, Royce Simmons, has included Lance Hohaia, Anthony Laffranchi and Mark Flanagan in his squad.

Saints will be without three injured regulars: Paul Wellens, Tony Puletua and Michael Shenton. Shenton will miss the start of the Super League season in two weeks' time, thanks to the elbow he dislocated in last year's Grand Final. Simmons fears he could also be without the other two men.

The Hull Kingston Rovers stand-off Blake Green has been ruled out of action for an indefinite period, after the discovery of a blood-clot in his leg.