Thursday, November 27, 2014
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St Helens

Saints sign seven scholarship starlets

Gen-19

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

Jon Wilkin

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

Sia Soliola

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

Prescott

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 »

Shannon McDonnell set to make Saints debut

Former Hull FC full-back Shannon McDonnell. ©RLPhotos

St Helens full-back Shannon McDonnell looks certain to make his debut for the club this week after a string of injuries has stretched Nathan Brown’s squad. Luke Walsh broke his leg against Widnes last week and is out for the rest of the season while coach Nathan Brown said news on Jon Wilkin’s injury “isn’t ideal”. Add into the equation ... Read More »

Luke Walsh out for the season with broken leg

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St Helens playmaker Luke Walsh is out for the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his lower leg. The Australian, 27, is set for five months on the sidelines. “He’s basically snapped his fibula.” said coach Nathan Brown. “He’s had surgery with the plate and bolts and all the type of things that go in and he’ll ... Read More »

Crowd Watch: Super League fixture analysis, Round 22

Chase-Slider

Welcome to our weekly look at the crowd figures across Super League, as we examine the attendance stats for Round 22. After our piece which detailed just how clubs were doing in terms of overall average attendances, we’ve decided to go one better and look at each fixture from the previous round – comparing it to the 2013 equivalent. We’ll ... Read More »

Makinson Hat-Trick as Saints cane Vikings

Tommy Makinson scored three tries, and prop forward Mose Masoe scored two as St Helens remained at  the top of the Super League table with a 44-22 victory over Widnes Vikings at Langtree Park tonight. But both sides suffered injury blows. Kevin Brown left the field after 20 minutes after suffering a bad knock apparently suffering from concussion, while Luke ... Read More »

St Helens star Walsh to offset Hohaia injury

Luke-Walsh-Saints

St Helens half-back Luke Walsh will return to the fray this weekend, with the Australian set to feature for the Saints in their huge clash against Widnes Vikings. The return of Walsh is good news for Saints, at a time when they have just lost another overseas half-back for the remainder of the regular season. Lance Hohaia faces two months ... Read More »

Flanagan keen to stay a Saint

Mark-Flanagan

St Helens forward Mark Flanagan admits he would be keen to play for the club for a “very long time” in order to put an end to a career of serious club-hopping. Flanagan, 26, made his 100th career appearance on Saturday in Saints’ heavy win over London. But his century has involved six different clubs. However, the former Wests Tigers ... Read More »