Saturday, August 23, 2014
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St Helens

Saints still a work in progress, says coach Brown

St Helens coach Nathan Brown (left) will be without another star this weekend. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown claims his side is still a work in progress, despite notching three convincing wins to start Super League XIX. The Australian said he was pleased with the way his side killed off the Red Devils last night, but knows there is still room for improvement. “We’re happy with the result,” he said. “The first thing ... Read More »

Match report: Salford Red Devils 0-38 St Helens

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In a Nutshell St Helens were far too strong for the Red Devils in all departments tonight at the A J Bell Stadium, winning 38-0 and showing Salford Chairman Marwan Koukash that his side has a long way to go before it can challenge the leading clubs. How it unfolded St Helens dominated early in the game, when Jon Wilkin ... Read More »

Match preview: Salford Red Devils V St Helens

Martin Gleeson taking on Jonny Lomax in this fixture last year. ©RLPhotos

Tonight’s north-west derby is possibly the most tantalising fixture of the week. Indeed, St Helens seem to be firing on all cylinders with the introduction of superb scrum-half Luke Walsh, while Salford have 14 new players, most of whom are internationals, and are looking to reach the top of Super League for the first time ever. The squads St Helens ... Read More »

Koukash a breath of fresh air, says Brown

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has described Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash as a breath of fresh air who is ‘great for the game’. Speaking ahead of the Saints’ visit to the AJ Bell stadium tomorrow night, the Australian said the fixture will be completely different to last year’s. “I think what’s happened there has been great ... Read More »

Alex Walmsley thrilled to be a key figure at Saints

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

Alex Walmsley has spoken of his happiness at becoming a first-team regular at St Helens. The 23-year-old, who was signed by the Merseyside club in 2012 from Batley Bulldogs as a long-term prospect, was thrust into first-team action to cover injuries and blossomed into a hard-hitting, 60-minute plus prop. He has started all of St Helens’ 2014 Super League games. ... Read More »

Paul Clough joins Vikings

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Widnes Vikings have signed Paul Clough from St Helens on a season long loan. The prop forward makes the move immediately to link up with Denis Betts’ squad ahead of the Vikings’ next Super League clash with Huddersfield Giants on Friday, 28 February. The 26-year-old has appeared 189 times for Saints since making his debut against Hull FC in 2005, ... Read More »

Forster joins Broncos on month-long loan

Carl Forster. ©RLPhotos

St Helens prop Carl Forster has joined London Broncos on a month-long loan deal. The promising 21-year-old has played four times for the Saints first team and has also spent time on dual registration with Swinton and Rochdale. St Helens CEO Mike Rush said: “Although Carl is in the early stages of his career, he has had a good pre-season ... Read More »

Luke Walsh shines as Saints thrash Warrington

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Warrington Wolves 8-38 St Helens Luke Walsh starred on his Super League debut as St Helens thrashed Warrington Wolves in their own back yard. The scrum half, who signed from NRL outfit Penrith Panthers last Summer, controlled the game with sharp passing and clever kicking, finishing with an unblemished 7/7 conversions and a last-minute interception try, which gave him an ... Read More »

Super League preview: Warrington Wolves V St Helens

Jonny Lomax about to crash over the Warrington line. ©RLPhotos

What a mouth-watering tie this is shaping up to be. With local pride, the first points of the season, and early momentum on the line, both sides will be giving it everything. Warrington boss Tony Smith has selected a strong squad, but is without his first-choices at full-back and loose forward – Matty Russell and Simon Grix. Stefan Ratchford looks ... Read More »

Mose Masoe can’t wait to get involved

Mose Masoe in action for Samoa at the 2013 World Cup. ©RLPhotos

Samoan St Helens prop Mose Masoe can’t wait to get his Super League career underway, and claims he could return from an ankle operation as early as round three. The 6ft 3in powerhouse, 24, weighs nearly 19 stones and arrived from Penrith Panthers in the off-season. He said: “The hardest thing [about being in the UK] is adapting to the ... Read More »