Widnes refusing to be downbeat as they look for victory tonight

Widnes Vikings assistant Mick Cassidy has insisted that his side are refusing to be too downbeat about their season to date as they look for only their second victory of 2017 tonight. The Vikings are bottom of Super League with just three points to their name, and look increasingly likely to be involved in the Qualifiers this season, and a…

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Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Can Chris Houston’s availability give Widnes a much-needed boost? It’s probably fair to say Widnes weren’t expecting to have co-captain Chris Houston available on Friday night. He wasn’t even named in their squad after being charged with a Grade D Contact with Match Official offence but, after pleading not guilty, Houston escaped a ban. So can the former NRL man…

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Brough banned – but Houston and Amor escape suspensions

Widnes’ Chris Houston and St Helens counterpart Kyle Amor have both avoided suspensions at tonight’s RFL disciplinary hearings: but Huddersfield half-back Danny Brough was suspended. Houston was hit with a Grade D Contact with Match Official charge following Widnes’ defeat to Warrington last Thursday – but the Australian forward pleaded not guilty, something an independent disciplinary committee agreed with. Therefore, he…

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Saints inflict Tigers’ second defeat

St Helens won a tight encounter against Castleford Tigers today, getting a 26-22 victory to give encouragement to Saints’ temporary coaching team of Sean Long and Jamahl Lolesi after their encouraging performance against Wigan on Friday. The Tigers welcomed back their captain Michael Shenton into the centre, with Greg Minikin switching to the wing and Joel Monaghan dropping out of…

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Wigan defeat 12-man Saints to extend derby success

Referee Ben Thaler showed the red card to Kyle Amor after only twelve minutes of a thrilling Good Friday derby, but St Helens fought back from the setback before eventually going down 29-18 to Wigan at the DW Stadium. Amor was dismissed for a high tackle on Wigan winger Liam Marshall, although the big screen suggested afterwards that the tackle…

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Wigan v Saints is “everything”, says Shaun Wane ahead of the derby

It doesn’t take a genius to work out Shaun Wane’s feelings when it comes to the Good Friday derby between his beloved Wigan and St Helens. Debate will probably rage until the end of time as to what the biggest derby in Super League is: people from the two towns either side of the Billinge Lump will tell you there’s…

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Lolesi insists St Helens are going back to basics to win the derby

Jamahl Lolesi has said that St Helens will keep things as simple as possible as they look to start life without Keiron Cunningham in the best possible manner today. Lolesi, alongside fellow assistant Sean Long and under-19s coach Derek Traynor, will take the Saints to Wigan for the first derby of 2017, tasked with reviving their fortunes after Cunningham was…

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