Friday, October 31, 2014
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St Helens

Amor’s point to prove on Rhinos return

Kyle-Amor

Kyle Amor admits he didn’t make the most of his chance with Leeds Rhinos, but he remains as determined as ever to prove them wrong for letting him go. Amor has unhappy memories of his time at Headingley – memories that he wants to expunge from his consciousness. And he sees Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie at Headingley as the perfect ... Read More »

Sinfield hails “Warrior” Wellens

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Kevin Sinfield’s and Paul Wellens’ distinguished Rugby League careers have run almost in parallel. Eleven years ago, they were on opposite sides in one of the most iconic Challenge Cup ties of recent years. In the semi-final at Huddersfield that year, Sinfield’s last second touchline conversion sent the tie into extra-time, and the Rhinos prevailed over Wellens’ Saints. On Saturday, ... Read More »

St Helens recall big hitters for Leeds Rhinos clash

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has recalled most of his big hitters to his 19-man squad to face Leeds in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon, after resting several key players for the defeat at Widnes on Easter Monday. The likes of James Roby, Kyle Amor and Luke Walsh are all back in contention to feature in what is ... Read More »

Bring back May Cup final, claims Jon WIlkin

Jon-Wilkin

St Helens forward Jon Wilkin admits he is keen for the Challenge Cup final to return to its old schedule, with the final taking place in May as opposed to the current date in August. The competition has been played out over a longer period of the season since 2005, with Hull winning the first Challenge Cup final to be ... Read More »

Jon Wilkin ready for huge Leeds test in Challenge Cup

Jon Wilkin

St Helens forward Jon Wilkin admits his side need to be ready for opponents Leeds Rhinos in Saturday’s colossal Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie, admitting they cannot take anything for granted despite their win earlier in the season. Saints edged a 14-10 thriller back in March thanks to a late Tommy Makinson try, but Wilkin believes that the Rhinos will raise ... Read More »

Brown: The score reflected the game

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has graciously admitted his side did not deserve anything less than a second defeat in a row when they faced Widnes yesterday. The Vikings put in a polished display to knock off their neighbours 40-26 and the top spot in Super League. “With four or five minutes to go, we were still in it, but ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes Vikings 40-26 St Helens

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In a nutshell The Vikings shocked their near neighbours with their first home win against Saints in the Super League era, scoring six tries and knocking Saints off the top of the Super League table. How it unfolded The Vikings led by 18-16 at the interval after a thrilling half of rugby. They scored tries from Hanbury, Isa and Gerrard, ... Read More »

Debate: Does Tom Makinson deserve an England call-up?

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Joe Whitley (JW): Despite being on the losing side today, Tommy Makinson had another superb game, scoring his 10th and 11th tries of the season. There are calls for him to represent England in the near future. What do you think? Aaron Bower (AB): I certainly think so. It’s a shame England don’t really have any fixtures to speak of ... Read More »

Full-time report: St Helens 14-33 Wigan Warriors

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In a nutshell St Helens’ unbeaten record was brought to an end in front of a sell-out crowd at Langtree Park, thanks to a polished all-round display from Wigan Warriors, who had just 14 fit players when the final whistle sounded. How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley ... Read More »

First-half report: St Helens 14-20 Wigan Warriors

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How it unfolded 1’ – Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook knocks on with the game’s first carry, thanks to an Iain Thornley tackle. Wigan get the head and feed. 2’ – Wigan get consecutive sets thanks to a Lance Hohaia touch that brings the tackle count back to zero. Sean O’Loughlin forces his way over from dummy half. Matty Smith lands the conversion: ... Read More »