St Helens trio cleared to face Wigan Warriors in Challenge Cup semi-final by review panel

No further action was taken against Jack Welsby, Mark Percival and Tommy Makinson.

<p>Jack Welsby is free to play. (Picture: SWPix.com)</p>

Jack Welsby is free to play. (Picture: SWPix.com)

Saints breathed a sigh of relief this week when three of their players appeared before the RL match review panel and were cleared to play in Saturday’s Belfred Challenge Cup semi-final against neighbours Wigan Warriors at Elland Road.

No further action was taken against Jack Welsby, who was sent to the sin-bin twice in Friday’s 14-10 home win over Salford Red Devils for a couple of alleged professional fouls and the same applied to Mark Percival (alleged escalation of a melee) and Tommy Makinson (alleged danger contact).

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However, James Bell will serve the second of his two game ban, but both Konrad Hurrell and Curtis Sironen will be available for selection after missing the last two matches through suspensions.

Boss Kristian Woolf will name his 21 man squad on Thursday at noon but is anxiously waiting to see whether key half back Jonny Lomax (bicep injury) and Will Hopoate (hamstring problem) are fit to play.