TWO teenagers are set to start for Warrington Wolves in Thursday's top of the table clash with St Helens.

Riley Dean will be at half along with new loan signing Matty Smith while Josh Thewlis, who made his debut against Catalans in June, will also start according to coach Steve Price.

The Australian says it will be the first time in history that two 17-year-olds have started a game for the Wire.

Saturday's bruising clash in the south of France has taken a tough toll on the Wire.

There's no Blake Austin (ankle), Jack Hughes (ruptured testicle) or Tom Lineham (suspended) and also missing are Dec Patton, Mike Cooper, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark and Joe Philbin.

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Meanwhile the club continue to monitor marquee hald Austin.

He had a scan on Monday into his ankle strain in Perpignan on Saturday and Price says he is hoping to know more in a couple of weeks.

It means he faces a race against time to be fit for the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley on August 24 - against Saints.

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