Friday, August 1, 2014
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Hull FC boss desperate to claim Steve Prescott Cup

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Hull FC head coach Lee Radford admits he is desperate to get his hands on the first ever Steve Prescott Cup tonight, as they look to overturn a 12-point deficit against St Helens in the second leg of the cup. The trophy is presented to the side which has the best aggregate score over both regular season meetings in the ... Read More »

Shannon McDonnell set to make Saints debut

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell looks certain to make his debut for the club this week after a string of injuries has stretched Nathan Brown’s squad. Luke Walsh broke his leg against Widnes last week and is out for the rest of the season while coach Nathan Brown said news on Jon Wilkin’s injury “isn’t ideal”. Add into the equation ... Read More »

Luke Walsh out for the season with broken leg

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St Helens playmaker Luke Walsh is out for the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his lower leg. The Australian, 27, is set for five months on the sidelines. “He’s basically snapped his fibula.” said coach Nathan Brown. “He’s had surgery with the plate and bolts and all the type of things that go in and he’ll ... Read More »

Crowd Watch: Super League fixture analysis, Round 22

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Welcome to our weekly look at the crowd figures across Super League, as we examine the attendance stats for Round 22. After our piece which detailed just how clubs were doing in terms of overall average attendances, we’ve decided to go one better and look at each fixture from the previous round – comparing it to the 2013 equivalent. We’ll ... Read More »

Makinson Hat-Trick as Saints cane Vikings

Tommy Makinson scored three tries, and prop forward Mose Masoe scored two as St Helens remained at  the top of the Super League table with a 44-22 victory over Widnes Vikings at Langtree Park tonight. But both sides suffered injury blows. Kevin Brown left the field after 20 minutes after suffering a bad knock apparently suffering from concussion, while Luke ... Read More »

St Helens star Walsh to offset Hohaia injury

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St Helens half-back Luke Walsh will return to the fray this weekend, with the Australian set to feature for the Saints in their huge clash against Widnes Vikings. The return of Walsh is good news for Saints, at a time when they have just lost another overseas half-back for the remainder of the regular season. Lance Hohaia faces two months ... Read More »

Flanagan keen to stay a Saint

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St Helens forward Mark Flanagan admits he would be keen to play for the club for a “very long time” in order to put an end to a career of serious club-hopping. Flanagan, 26, made his 100th career appearance on Saturday in Saints’ heavy win over London. But his century has involved six different clubs. However, the former Wests Tigers ... Read More »

St Helens: Academy starlet Ashworth signs three-year deal

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Promising St Helens youngster Jack Ashworth, 19, has signed a three-year contract with the club. A product of Rochdale’s Service Area Programme, he spent time at the Warrington Wolves before injury curtailed his scholarship. Saints’ Academy Head Coach Derek Traynor said: “Jack has worked really hard since he has been at the club and we have high hopes for him. ... Read More »

Promising Greenwood pens new Saints deal

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St Helens youngster Joe Greenwood has put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension at the club. Coach Nathan Brown said: “This is great news for both the club and Joe. He is a one of a host of younger players who have had a reasonable amount of experience over the past few years and have done well. “He ... Read More »

St Helens romp back to top spot

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London are now 21 games without a win in Super League 2014, after they slumped to a 58-16 loss at home to St Helens – who move back to the top of the table. Mark Percival, Jordan Turner and Matty Dawson all grabbed two tries as the Saints put on an attacking masterclass, but there was a concern for the ... Read More »