‘We have to beat St Helens: it’s THE game,’ says Shaun Wane

Wigan coach Shaun Wane is in typically bullish mood ahead of tonight’s derby with St Helens: describing it as ‘the game’ – saying it means everything to him to get the win against the Warriors’ arch rivals. The two great foes meet in somewhat different circumstances on Thursday night, both languishing in mid-table. However, Wane has insisted that form goes…

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Talking points for day one of the 2017 Magic Weekend

The Rangi Chase impact.. There’s little doubting what the biggest story is in the opening game of Magic Weekend. Rangi Chase’s exit from Castleford was confirmed on Monday but surely few would have imagined he would end up at Widnes. He gets an immediate chance to show Vikings fans what he can do on Saturday – and as a former…

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St Helens will be desperate to impress Holbrook, says Amor

St Helens forward Kyle Amor says that everyone will be out to impress new coach Justin Holbrook on Saturday – hopefully giving everyone a lift in the wake of last week’s disastrous defeat to Castleford. The Saints were dumped out of the Challenge Cup in spectacular fashion, losing 53-10 in the final game before Holbrook arrived in the country ahead…

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SQUAD NEWS: All the teams for Saturday at Magic Weekend

Wakefield v Widnes (2:30pm) Wakefield coach Chris Chester makes three changes to his squad that beat Dewsbury in the Challenge Cup as Craig Huby, Ben Jones-Bishop and Danny Kirmond all return. They replace Jordan Crowther, Ashley Gibson and Anthony Walker.   Rangi Chase could be set for his Widnes debut after being named in Widnes’ 19-man squad for the opening…

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Saints squad “playing for their jerseys” at Magic as Holbrook arrival imminent

The St Helens squad are “playing for their jerseys” at this weekend’s Magic Weekend clash against Hull FC according to Sean Long – as new coach Justin Holbrook prepares to head to Newcastle to watch his new team. The Saints head to Magic Weekend looking to bounce back from last weekend’s heavy defeat to Castleford in the Challenge Cup by…

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Castleford ease into cup quarter-finals

Castleford Tigers thrashed St Helens 53-10 as the Super League table-toppers moved into the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Michael Shenton and Jake Webster went over for the hosts early on before St Helens replied through Ryan Morgan. Zeb Taia thought he had cut the lead further but his try was ruled out by the television match official and the Tigers ran riot…

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Smith believes St Helens are not too different since Cunningham departure

Warrington coach Tony Smith admits that while he’s seen some “subtle differences” in the way Friday’s opponents St Helens play, he still believes they are a very similar side to how they operated under Keiron Cunningham. The Wolves will move level on points with the Saints if they win on Friday, with victory their fifth in six games since their…

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TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week – Round Twelve

Fullback: Niall Evalds (Salford) The youngster returned to the Salford side in real style on Sunday afternoon, replacing Gareth O’Brien and doing a great job as the Red Devils’ impressive start to the season continued with victory against Widnes. Wing: Mason Caton-Brown (Wakefield) The former London and Salford winger was in magnificent form, scoring a wonderful hat-trick during the win…

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