St Helens tease further signing following squad numbers announcement

St Helens Credit: Alamy
St Helens Credit: Alamy

St Helens have teased a further signing ahead of the 2023 Super League season, leaving squad number 25 blank in their confirmed list.

Jon Bennison has been promoted to shirt number five, replacing Regan Grace who has joined French rugby union side Racing 92.

All other squad numbers 1-17 are unchanged from the 2022 campaign. James Roby will once again wear his famous number nine shirt for his 20th and final season with the club.

Konrad Hurrell retains the number 23, previously worn by other overseas stars in the recent era. There are a number of changes beyond shirt number 18 with Jake Wingfield (18) James Bell (19) Dan Norman (20) Ben Davies (21) and Sam Royle (22) all moving up in number from the 2022 season.

St Helens tease signing

Having left shirt number 25 free, the club said in a statement: “The number 25 has yet to be allocated, and with the club’s quota spots full for 2023, there is availability to fill this space from within the domestic club market.”

Saints academy graduates George Delaney (30), Daniel Moss (31) Ben Lane (32) and McKenzie Buckley (33) are all given squad numbers following their debuts in 2022.

St Helens squad numbers:

  1. Jack Welsby

  2. Tommy Makinson

  3. Will Hopoate

  4. Mark Percival

  5. Jon Bennison

  6. Jonny Lomax

  7. Lewis Dodd

  8. Alex Walmsley

  9. James Roby

  10. Matty Lees

  11. Sione Mata’utia

  12. Joe Batchelor

  13. Morgan Knowles

  14. Joey Lussick

  15. LMS

  16. Curtis Sironen

  17. Agnatius Paasi

  18. Jake Wingfield

  19. James Bell

  20. Dan Norman

  21. Ben Davies

  22. Sam Royle

  23. Konrad Hurrell

  24. Lewis Baxter

  25. Dan Hil

  26. Jumah Sambou

  27. Matty Foster

  28. Taylor Pemberton

  29. George Delaney

  30. Daniel Moss

  31. Ben Lane

  32. McKenzie Buckley

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