Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Saints coach Brown pays tribute to McKinnon

Saints coach Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has asked the Rugby League community to give long-term support Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon, 22, who broke his neck against Melbourne Storm a fortnight ago and could potentially be diagnosed with quadriplegia. Brown was St George-Illawarra coach when McKinnon joined them as a 15-year-old. He told the St Helens Star: “I did not know ... Read More »

Alex Walmsley: A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines

Alex Walmsley

Exciting young St Helens prop Alex Walmsley has written his third column for the Total Rugby League website and it’s ready for you to read right now. Click here to find out about a fortnight marred by injury and hear his praise for some of Saints’ senior players. Walmsley also discusses his unusual route to Super League, claiming he wouldn’t ... Read More »

A frustrating few weeks on the sidelines


It has been a difficult couple of weeks for me, having picked up a groin injury against the Catalan Dragons in round five. I find not being able to train with the team incredibly frustrating and it’s quite lonely when you’re coming back from injury as you have to do all the little things to try get back to fitness. ... Read More »

Ade Gardner extends Rovers loan

Ade Gardner

Former Great Britain winger Ade Gardner will remain on loan at Hull Kingston Rovers for the rest of the season, it was announced today. The 30-year-old, who is in Super League’s top-10 try scorers list, joined the Robins on a four-week loan last month and has impressed Rovers coach Craig Sandercock during his stay. With the wealth of outside back ... Read More »

Saints ready for Huddersfield challenge, says Walmsley

“We have invested in a lot in British talent. I would like to think that we are on the cusp of another little dynasty.”

TotalRL columnist Alex Walmsley says he will take confidence from St Helens’ impressive start to the season into their Tetley’s Challenge Cup fourth round tie away to the Huddersfield Giants on Sunday. The Saints prop believes that, while the Giants will pose a difficult challenge on their own ground, the form and confidence of his side is at a peak. ... Read More »

Saints challenging Leeds for best backline, says Makinson


St Helens winger Tom Makinson believes that Saints are legitimately challenging Leeds Rhinos for the title of the club with the best backline in Super League. The 22-year-old, who scored two tries in a thrilling victory over the Rhinos on Friday night, said: “They [Leeds] definitely set the benchmark. “They’re tremendous players and that’s what you’ve got to aspire to, ... Read More »

Match Report: St Helens 14 Leeds Rhinos 10

In a Nutshell St Helens kept their unbeaten record with a thrilling victory capped with a late try by winger Tommy Makinson to snatch the game from a strong Rhinos side. How it unfolded St Helens came into the game without three suspended stars – Jon Wilkin, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Kyle Amor – and with several others absent through injury. ... Read More »

Paul Wellens to reach historic milestone tonight

Legendary full-back Paul Wellens. ©RLPhotos

There will be a touch of history attached to tonight’s Super League clash between St Helens and Leeds, as Saints stalwart Paul Wellens reaches a significant career milestone. Wellens – who made his debut for the Saints back in 1998 – will reach 413 Super League appearances if he plays for the Saints against the Rhinos tonight. That number may ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos


The Friday Flashback is a weekly feature that takes Friday night’s televised game in the Super League, and asks our followers on Twitter for their favourite clashes between the two sides over the years. This week we feature two sides who have some titanic tussles from down the years – Leeds and St Helens. The Super League history between the ... Read More »