Monday, September 15, 2014
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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

Tommy-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

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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 »

Match preview: St Helens v Leeds Rhinos

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It is arguably the match of the season so far, as the only two remaining unbeaten sides in Super League lock horns at Langtree Park. Table-topping St Helens – who have won all six of their opening games – take on Leeds, who have dropped just a solitary point so far in Super League XIX. It promises to be a ... Read More »

Luke Walsh ‘on the mend’, says Nathan Brown

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St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has revealed that star playmaker Luke Walsh is “on the mend”, as he battles to fight back from a calf injury. The Aussie has arguably been the standout player in the competition since arriving from the NRL, but he was forced off during the Saints’ victory over Catalan with the injury, which initially ruled ... Read More »

Saints poised to blood more youngsters against Leeds

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St Helens have called up two more academy prospects into their matchday squad to face Leeds, as Nathan Brown continues to do it tough with injuries and suspensions. The Saints lost Kyle Amor to a suspension this week after his tackle on Wakefield’s Matt Ryan, and Brown has called up youngsters Lewis Charnock and Andre Savelio. Charnock appeared twice for ... Read More »