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Soliola sees future at loose forward

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St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola, who confirmed today he is indeed looking to return to Australia at the end of the season, believes he is best suited to playing loose forward. The 27-year-old is extremely versatile and has played all over the park in Super League this year. He said: “I’m happy with my form; I’ve had to adapt in ... Read More »

Soliola hoping to end Saints career with a trophy

Sia Soliola

St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola wants to end his Super League career with some silverware, and has spoken of an attitude change within the club that he hopes will help him achieve that. The 27-year-old, who is looking to make an NRL return at the end of this season for the good of his family, called May’s convincing defeat to ... Read More »

McManus: It’s time to abolish video referees

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. St Helens Chairman Eamonn McManus has come out strongly against video referees, suggesting that ... Read More »

JJB meets Mike Rush

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This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Mike Rush has filled virtually every role at St Helens and has overseen the development of the likes of James Graham and James Roby. Jamie Jones-Buchanan uncovers his unique Rugby League story… Mike Rush is as close as I have come to the “American Dream” notion in Rugby ... Read More »

Young Saints trio pen new deals

Mark Percival

St Helens have handed four-and-a-half year contract extensions to three young and promising members of their squad. Academy products Mark Percival, Luke Thompson and Greg Richards have all put pen to paper on deals until the end of the 2018 season. Head Coach Nathan Brown said: “We’re delighted to have signed up Mark, Luke and Greg. They are three good ... Read More »

Match report: St Helens 41-22 Huddersfield Giants

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In a nutshell St Helens bounced back to winning ways with a hefty win over Huddersfield Giants. How it unfolded First half: The Saints led 22-6 at half-time, thanks to scores from Dawson, Wheeler, Wellens and Hohaia. Huddersfield’s solitary score came through Larne Patrick. Second half: The points kept on coming;  first Jon Wilkin pounced to extend the lead, before ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Huddersfield Giants

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St Helens and Huddersfield will be looking to keep up the pace with leaders Leeds Rhinos tonight, as they lock horns in a hugely important Super League clash in front of the Sky cameras. The two sides had contrasting fortunes at Magic Weekend, with the Saints on the wrong end of a hammering from Warrington Wolves. And they will be ... Read More »

Is Luke Walsh eyeing an early NRL return?

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This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. St Helens have denied that star halfback Luke Walsh is set to make a ... Read More »

Video: Wolves players reflect on Saints win

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In the closing game of 2014 Magic Weekend, and in quite anti-climactic fashion, Warrington Wolves pulled apart St Helens to avenge their early season defeat. After the match, key players Stefan Ratchford, Chris Hill and Matty Russell offered their views. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World ... Read More »