Holbrook adamant Saints will get better after thumping Cas

Justin Holbrook has warned that Saints still have improvement in them after pulverising Castleford. The Saints head coach was delighted with his side’s eight-try romp against the Tigers, with their victory moving them four points clear at the top of Super League. But despite admitting he was satisfied with their efforts on the evening, Holbrook sent a grave message out…

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Saints run riot at The Jungle

St Helens’ stunning season hit new heights as the pulverised Castleford 40-18. Jonny Lomax stole the show with a superb performance, scoring one and assisting three further tries, but it was another complete team effort from Saints, who cut apart the Tigers at will, for the third time this season. For Castleford, it was a frustrating evening as missed opportunities…

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Castleford players have to change, insists Powell after St Helens loss

Castleford coach Daryl Powell has insisted his players must change if they are to stand a chance of silverware this year – before accusing his side of lacking the ability to cope under pressure after Thursday’s loss to St Helens. The Tigers were comfortably beaten by the Super League leaders, losing 40-18 to keep them outside the top four. And…

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Tommy Martyn vents anger at sport’s lack of reserve grade

Tommy Martyn the former St Helens stand-off, has slammed Rugby League’s Scholarship system, insisting that the best way for the sport to develop young players is for reserve-team football to be re-introduced. Martyn played in the Oldham reserves in the late 1980s, having signed at the age of 17. “I’m all for the reserves,” he said. “I think they should…

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Castleford ready to send Super League statement with Saints win, says Holmes

Castleford forward Oliver Holmes believes victory tonight against Super League leaders would send a handy statement out to the rest of the competition about their title credentials. In stark contrast to last year, the Tigers have dipped under the radar somewhat – but with two games in hand, victory against the Saints on Thursday night would move them back into…

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Huddersfield to welcome back ‘leader of men’ Cudjoe after nine-month absence

It has been a nine-month nightmare for Huddersfield captain Leroy Cudjoe: but the end is now in sight for the talismanic Giants centre. Cudjoe has been sidelined with a serious knee injury since the latter part of 2017, and has yet to feature once for Huddersfield this season. However, he has been named in their 19-man squad to face Salford…

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Trueman-Richardson battle on Thursday a hugely exciting subplot for English rugby

There’s plenty to get excited about on Thursday night. It’s the Super League leaders against one of their main rivals for the title this season. It’s last year’s great entertainers against the side who appear to have taken that title from them this year. It’s another opportunity to see the mercurial Ben Barba in action – but, for English rugby…

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