Tommy Makinson wins Golden Boot

Tommy Makinson has won the RLIF Golden Boot award after starring in England’s series win over New Zealand. Makinson was part of a four-man shortlist for the award, which only takes into account international games, including James Tedesco (Australia), Dallin Watene-Zelezniak (New Zealand) and Elliott Whitehead (England). “It’s not something I thought I was in with a chance with at…

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Makinson and Whitehead on Golden Boot shortlist

The Rugby League International Federation has revealed the short lists for the 2018 Golden Boot. The award recognises the most outstanding performances in both men’s and women’s international matches and covers all fully sanctioned international games played from the final of RLWC2017 to the England v New Zealand game played at Anfield on Sunday 4th November. The first ever Women’s…

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Danny Richardson withdraws from England Knights PNG tour selection

St Helens half-back Danny Richardson has pulled out of England Knights’ touring squad to travel to Papua New Guinea due to injury. The Saints say that Richardson suffered a groin tear in last weekend’s play-off semi-final defeat to Warrington, and will now not travel with Paul Anderson’s Knights on the first tour since the team were revived earlier this year.…

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Catalans sign Matty Smith

Catalans Dragons have confirmed the signing of Matty Smith on a two-year contract. The former England international and St Helens scrum-half, 31, is the second recruit of Steve McNamara for 2019. “I’m extremely excited to have signed for the Catalans Dragons,” said Smith. “After listening to Steve McNamara, hearing his plans and the club’s ambitions for the future, I felt…

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Makinson hoping to lay painful memories of 2017 semi-final loss to rest on Thursday

Driven on by the memories of arguably the most dramatic Super League play-off game in history 12 months ago, St Helens winger Tommy Makinson is determined tonight’s clash with Warrington will end with happier memories. Makinson was in the Saints team that were beaten by Castleford 23-22 in golden point extra-time in last year’s semi-finals – but not before Justin…

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Barba eyeing perfect farewell after admitting homesickness is behind St Helens exit

St Helens fullback Ben Barba admits homesickness played a major role in his decision to leave the club at the end of this season – but insists he’s determined to bow out with a Super League trophy after admitting he wants to leave his mark on the town and the club. Incessant speculation over Barba’s future was finally settled last…

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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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