Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Shannon McDonnell keen on extending Saints stay

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell wants to make his deal with the Super League leaders a permanent one after impressing on his debut last week. The 27-year-old Australian penned a short-term deal in July to cover injuries after finding himself without a club. It expires at the end of this season. On his Saints debut last week, he scored two ... Read More »

Video highlights: St Helens v Wakefield Trinity Wildcats

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Extensive video highlights of Friday’s Super League round 24 clash between table-toppers St Helens and Wakefield Wildcats. Click here to read an in-depth report. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can ... Read More »

St Helens sign Travis Burns for 2015 season

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St Helens have signed Hull Kingston Rovers star Travis Burns for the 2015 season, League Express understands, subject to them agreeing personal terms with the Australian player, who has led the race for this year’s Albert Goldthorpe Medal for much of the season. League Express understands that St Helens have agreed to pay a transfer fee of around £100,000 for ... Read More »

Tonight’s Super League results

St Helens 40 Wakefield Trinity Wildcats 16 Salford Red Devils 34 Catalan Dragons 22 Warrington Wolves 48 Castleford Tigers 10   Full reports with photographs will appear in Monday’s edition of Rugby League Express, which also goes online on Sunday evening at 11.00pm. Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

St Helens to move for Travis Burns?

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St Helens are believed to be launching an ambitious bid to bring Hull Kingston Rovers stand-off Travis Burns to Langtree Park – as they continue to reel from the impact of Luke Walsh’s long-term injury. Burns – who is still under contract with the Robins – is believed to be attracting the interest of the Saints with the business end ... Read More »

Saints sign seven scholarship starlets

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St Helens have secured the services of seven young players, six of which hail from the Club’s ‘Outstanding’ Scholarship programme. Lewis Furlong, Robert Fairclough, Mike Weldon, Josh Eaves, Matthew Costello, Brad Billsborough and Matthew Lees have all put pen to paper on pro terms. Neil Kilshaw, Saints Player Performance Manager, said: “All seven players are a credit to their community ... Read More »

Jon Wilkin out for rest of season

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St Helens’ injury woes have worsened after the announcement that Jon Wilkin will miss the rest of the 2014 season with a recurrence of a shoulder injury. The versatile back-rower dislocated his shoulder against Salford last month and was on the path to recovery before damaging it again on his return to first-team action. He is now set to undergo ... Read More »

Sia Soliola follows Hodgson to Canberra

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St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola will join Canberra Raiders in 2015, the NRL outfit has announced. The Samoan captain, 28, has publicly expressed his intentions to return home after this season but did not specify where he would be playing. He joins Hull KR co-captain Josh Hodgson as part of the Raiders’ 2015 roster. “Both Iosia and Josh are fantastic ... Read More »

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 »