Friday, August 1, 2014
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Jonny Lomax signs four-year St Helens deal

Saints full-back Jonny Lomax. ©RLPhotos

St Helens have secured the long-term services of one of Britain’s brightest young stars, full-back Jonny Lomax. The 23-year-old has signed a four-year deal that will see him stay at Langtree Park until the end of 2017. In his short time with the Merseyside club he has already amassed 101 first-team appearances, scoring 48 tries, 101 goals and two field ... Read More »

Saints and Hull to contest inaugural Steve Prescott Cup

Prescott

St Helens and Hull FC will have more than just points to play for when they meet in the second Super League fixture of the season at Langtree Park on February 21. The clubs have joined together along with the Steve Prescott foundation to launch the Steve Prescott Cup, which will be awarded to the team with the best aggregate ... Read More »

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook interviewed on Soccer AM

Louis McCarthy-Scarsbrook. ©RLPhotos

St Helens prop Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook appeared on Saturday’s broadcast of Soccer AM, one of Sky Sports’ most popular football shows. The 28-year-old, recognised by many as the face of London Rugby League, was presumingly invited on to promote our brilliant game to the masses. Unfortunately, though, LMS was presented with some awful questions, including ‘why do rugby players sit on ... Read More »

Saints chairman: Support Roby’s testimonial

Roby

St Helens chairman Eamonn MacManus has urged fans to repay James Roby for his loyalty to the club by attending his testimonial match against Wigan at Langtree Park this Friday. The England hooker has spent his entire career with the Merseyside club, making 276 appearances and scoring 73 tries in the process. The 28-year-old also signed a contract extension recently ... Read More »

McCarthy-Scarsbrook extends Saints stay

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Two-time England representative Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook has extended his contract at St Helens. The utility forward put pen to paper on a deal that will see him remain at Langtree Park until the end of 2016. “I’ve been up here for a few years now and I’m settled,” the ex Harlequin said. “Saints are a great club who want to win ... Read More »

Luke Walsh to make Saints debut against Wigan

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Exciting new St Helens signing Luke Walsh will make his debut against Wigan in James Roby’s testimonial on Friday night. The scrum-half is one of four players who missed the Batley game last week to be picked in Nathan Brown’s squad for the game – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Sia Soliola and Adam Swift will all run out. Read More »

Young St Helens duo given contract extensions

Alex Walmsley won Newcomer of the Year in the League Express Super League readers poll. ©RLphotos

Young St Helens stars Adam Swift and Alex Walmsley have signed contract extensions at the Merseyside club. Walmsley, 23, is one of the best young props in the world at the moment and had a stellar debut year in Super League, culminating in being voted best Super League newcomer and the third best prop by League Express readers. His new ... Read More »

Ashworth set for Saints debut

Ashworth in action for Rochdale u18s against Oldham

Rochdale based back rower Jack Ashworth is set to make his St Helens debut on Friday evening against Batley Bulldogs, just 12 months after signing for Saints from Rochdale Hornets. Ashworth was brought to the attention of St Helens academy staff following pre-season training with Rochdale last season and hasn’t looked back since, playing with the academy and training with ... Read More »

Saints chief backs new-look league plans

St Helens have stated their strong conviction that the newly agreed league structure, to be adopted in 2015, will benefit supporters, players, clubs and the wider game alike and will lead to a new era of sporting excitement and financial stability and prosperity for the game at all levels. St.Helens Chairman, Eamonn McManus said, “We have been wholly supportive of ... Read More »

Off the field interview: Alex 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.”

Alex Walmsley, the up-and-coming Saints star, tells Joe Whitley about his love of junk food, his fear of heights, and signing his first full-time contract… What is your favourite food? It’s got to be pizza, donner-meat pizza. I enjoy it sober! As long as it’s cooked right, that’s for me. I like loads of garlic mayo with it. I have ... Read More »