Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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St Helens

Luke Walsh could miss season opener


St Helens halfback Luke Walsh will not be rushed back into action – which means that he could miss the beginning of Super League XX, coach Keiron Cunningham has confirmed. Walsh hasn’t played since suffering a horrific broken leg midway through the 2014 season, and has missed out on selection for the club’s pre-season friendly against Wigan this Sunday. And ... Read More »

Wilkin can already see next clutch of leaders at Saints

Jon Wilkin

New St Helens captain Jon Wilkin insists that he can already see the next bunch of potential captains emerging through the ranks. Wilkin was named as Paul Wellens’ successor on Wednesday, and he said it’s vital that he nurtures through the next breed of future leaders at the club – admitting that there are some he has already spotted in ... Read More »

St Helens confirm Wilkin as new captain

Jon Wilkin

St Helens have confirmed Jon Wilkin as their new captain for the 2015 season, replacing iconic fullback Paul Wellens. Wellens will remain part of Saints’ playing squad for 2015 with boss Keiron Cunningham insisting he still has an important role to play – but said that the “natural progression” at the club has led to Wilkin getting the role for ... Read More »

I like pressure, says Saints boss Cunningham


St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham has revealed that he enjoys the pressure that being coach of the club brings, and is excited to get started with his reign this weekend. The Saints begin their pre-season on Sunday with a game against Widnes Vikings, and Cunningham is keen to get going after replacing Nathan Brown shortly after the club’s Grand Final ... Read More »

Flower admits to feeling hated after Hohaia incident

Ben Flower

Wigan Warriors prop Ben Flower has revealed he felt that he was “hated by everybody” following his actions in the Super League Grand Final late last year. Flower was dismissed after just two minutes of the Old Trafford showpiece after punching St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia. Wigan went on to lose that game against their bitter rivals 14-6, and Flower ... Read More »

Hohaia says Flower incident is “put to bed”


St Helens star Lance Hohaia insists he has put the shocking events of the 2014 Super League Grand Final behind him – and says the incident involving himself and Ben Flower has been “put to bed”. Hohaia featured for less than two minutes in the Old Trafford showpiece after being punched by Ben Flower, but he quickly told the media ... Read More »

Long couldn’t resist return to St Helens

Sean Long

St Helens legend Sean Long has said that he simply couldn’t turn down the opportunity to return to the club, after he returned to Langtree Park as part of Keiron Cunningham’s backroom staff for 2015. Long won every domestic honour in the game with the Saints during an illustrious career, before embarking on a career on the other side of ... Read More »

Walmsley awaits Burgess brothers


ALEX WALMSLEY, the St Helens prop, can’t wait to play against the Burgess brothers when his side takes on South Sydney Rabbitohs in the World Club Challenge in February. The game takes place on Sunday 22 February, and will be the final match in the sport’s new World Club Series, which also sees Warrington play St George and Wigan play ... Read More »

Saints must raise their game again in 2015, says Amor


St Helens forward Kyle Amor insists that the defending Super League champions must step up their game in 2015, as they look to retain the title they won at Old Trafford in October. The win against Wigan Warriors was the Saints’ first at Old Trafford since 2006, after a number of heartbreaking defeats in the Super League Grand Final since ... Read More »