Barba shines as Saints put down a play-off marker

St Helens put down a marker for the forthcoming Super League semi-final play-offs with a decisive 14-34 victory over their neighbours Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium today. The two teams will face each other again in a fortnight’s time at the Totally Wicked Stadium and St Helens will go into that match as strong favourites after this dominant…

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Super Wigan too hot for Saints

Wigan made the short journey to St Helens and prevented their hosts from collecting the League Leaders’ Shield with a brilliant performance to secure a 10-30 victory. Wigan began the game without Sam Tomkins, who had to withdraw with a knee problem, which game an opportunity to Oliver Partington, who came onto the bench,with Morgan Escaré taking over at fullback.…

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Roby one of the best in the world, says Holbrook, after derby win over Wigan

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook insisted captain James Roby is one of the best players in the world after watching him produce a masterful display to help the Saints extend their lead at the Super League summit. Roby was instrumental in Thursday night’s 14-6 win over Wigan, the Saints’ 13th in succession, which moves them ten points clear of the…

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Injuries mean nothing insists Wane ahead of huge derby clash with St Helens

Shaun Wane has defiantly claimed that Wigan’s mounting injury problems mean nothing when it comes to the Warriors’ rivalry with St Helens: which will be renewed again this evening. Wigan are without key names such as George Williams, Oliver Gildart and captain Sean O’Loughlin – and new signing Chris Hankinson is likely to debut having signed from Swinton in the…

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Thompson insists St Helens not focussing on gap at the top ahead of derby

St Helens forward Luke Thompson has stressed that the runaway league leaders are paying no attention to their lofty position at the Super League summit ahead of Thursday’s derby with Wigan. The Saints can clinch a play-off place before the Super 8s even begin next month – and a win against the Warriors on Thursday would move them ever-closer to…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Leeds v Wakefield (Emerald Headingley, 7:45pm, Sky Sports) Leeds are handed a number of significant boosts on the injury front; with Ash Handley, Mitch Garbutt and Carl Ablett all returning from injury to take their place in Kevin Sinfield’s 19-man squad for the game. Anthony Mullally, Jordan Lilley and Brett Delaney miss out for the Rhinos. Meanwhile, Wakefield make a…

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Swift hat-trick powers St Helens to victory

A hat-trick from Adam Swift helped St Helens gain a comfortable 36-6 victory tonight over Widnes Vikings at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Swift has been edged out of the St Helens regular matchday 17 this season by Regan Grace, but tonight he came in for Tommy Makinson on the right wing and showed St Helens supporters that he is still…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Wigan v Warrington (7:45pm, DW Stadium, Sky Sports) There are two blows for Wigan for their top-four clash with Warrington; Joe Greenwood is out with an ankle injury suffered on debut against Leeds last Thursday, while prop Romain Navarrete is also suspended. Ben Flower does, however, hand Shaun Wane a boost by returning – young prop Sami Kibula is also…

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