Sunday, September 21, 2014
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St Helens

Hohaia credits Walsh arrival for improvement


St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia has credited the arrival of Luke Walsh as one of the reasons he is currently playing some of the best rugby of his Super League career. The 31-year-old New Zealander has put in some impressive performances in recent weeks and knows that the stability the squad has in key areas, now that his halfback partner ... Read More »

Hohaia hails eye-opening comebacks

Lance Hohaia. ©RLPhotos

St Helens stand-off Lance Hohaia claims his side’s late comeback victories against Huddersfield and Castleford in the last two weeks has given them the “kick up the backside” they need ahead of Friday’s derby with Wigan Warriors. The 31-year-old, who won the World Cup with New Zealand in 2008, said: “We’ve not been at our best in the last couple ... Read More »

Key Saints duo set for lengthy lay-offs

Anthony Laffranchi. ©RLPhotos

St Helens forwards Willie Manu and Anthony Laffranchi are set to spend weeks on the sidelines after picking up injuries in their side’s dramatic win over Castleford on Friday. Manu, an eleven-time Tongan international, has both fractured and dislocated his thumb and will be out for six to eight weeks, while Laffranchi, who has five caps for Australia, has an ... Read More »

NRL clubs swoop for Sia Soliola

Soliola signed for Saints from Sydney Roosters. ©Action

St Helens coach Nathan Brown claims Sia Soliola has received a great deal of NRL interest since announcing his intention to leave Langtree Park at the end of the season. The 27-year-old Samoa captain cited ‘family reasons’ for his return home, and Brown says the phone from ‘down under’ has been ringing off the hook. He said: “Sia has made ... Read More »

Match Report: Castleford Tigers 28-30 St Helens


In a nutshell St Helens recovered from an 18-0 first-half deficit to retain their unbeaten record wit a late 28-30 victory. How it unfolded The Tigers shot into an early lead with tries from Jake Webster, Michael Shenton and Grant Millington, all of them goaled by Marc Sneyd. St Helens finally got into the game when Sia Soliola touched down ... Read More »

Friday Flashback: Castleford v St helens

Cunningham 2010

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 take a look at clashes between the two sides who currently occupy the top two spots in Super League 2014 – Castleford and St Helens. ... Read More »

Nathan Brown laments traditional Easter schedule

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has hit back at the RFL’s scheduling, after his side’s Challenge Cup tie with Leeds was confirmed to be played just five days on from the hectic Easter period. The Saints have clashes against Widnes on Easter Monday, as well as a Good Friday derby with Wigan Warriors, before the huge 5th round clash against ... Read More »

Jonny Lomax lucky to still be playing, says Nathan Brown


St Helens head coach has claimed Jonny Lomax’s career is lucky to be still going, as the aftermatch of Brett Ferres’ spear tackle on the full-back continues. Lomax is expected to be fit for St Helens’ massive trip to Castleford on Friday night, after Brown confirmed he had suffered no ill-effects after the tackle, which saw Ferres cop a five-match ... Read More »

Hot Topic: Debating rugby league’s big issues

Our first Hot Topic features a key incident from Sunday's game. ©RLPhotos

Welcome to a brand new feature on – Hot Topic. We’re throwing open the discussion on rugby league’s biggest and hottest talking points, and want your opinions as to how the game can be improved. With the help of our Twitter followers, we’re looking for your responses to the big issues surrounding the game this week – with the ... Read More »