Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Rugby League News

St Helens

Saints still looking for talent


ST HELENS boss Keiron Cunningham has told League Express that whilst the club do have a quota spot available to fill for 2015, they will not go out and buy someone for the sake of it. The Saints have only added Travis Burns and Atelea Vea to their squad for the forthcoming season, and whilst Cunningham said he won’t rule ... Read More »

St Helens intensity comparable to Melbourne, says Vea


New St Helens signing Atelea Vea has compared the level of intensity and quality in the camp to that of NRL giants Melbourne Storm, as he settles into life at his new club. Vea has joined the Super League champions from relegated London Broncos, where he made a big impression despite a difficult season for the Broncos on the field. ... Read More »

Lomax injury on track


Not seen our exclusive chat with St Helens star Jonny Lomax in Monday’s League Express? Read it here.. St Helens star Jonny Lomax has revealed he is on track to return from his horrific knee injury on schedule, and is targeting a return to action in pre-season. Lomax damaged his knee during Saints’ defeat against Catalans Dragons in June, missing ... Read More »

Burns learning from legendary Long already


New St Helens signing Travis Burns has revealed that his game has already improved under the tuition of former Great Britain half-back Sean Long – saying that the return of Long will help both him and half-back partner Luke Walsh to become better players. Burns and Long are both new additions to the Saints, with Long returning in an off-field ... Read More »

Saints sign young Welsh duo


St Helens have signed two Welsh players into their Academy system. Centre Calvin Wellington, 18, and winger Regan Grace, 17, have signed a 12-month part time contract to play in 19s after impressing on trial this season. “We have a number of scouts and connections in South Wales and Chris O’Callaghan asked us to take a look at Calvin and ... Read More »

Champions St Helens release squad numbers


Super League champions St Helens have released their squad numbers for the 2015 season, with a number of youngsters promoted to the club’s first team for the very first time. Dave Hewitt (27), Jack Ashworth (28), Olly Davies (29) and Matty Fleming (30) have all been promoted to the squad alongside Matty Fozard (31), and they will all have squad ... Read More »

Wellens signs new St Helens contract


Paul Wellens has extended his contract at Saints until the end of the 2015 season. Fresh from lifting the First Utility Super League title, the 34-year-old has penned a deal that will see him represent the club for the 20th season. He joined Saints’ Academy system in 1996, made his first team debut in 1998 and has gone on to ... Read More »

Sean Long joins St Helens backroom staff


St Helens legend Sean Long has re-joined the Grand Final winners as part of coach Keiron Cunningham’s backroom staff. The 38-year-old has penned a two-year deal. “I am really happy that Sean has agreed to join my team,” said Cunningham. “He is a legend at this club and will bring years of experience not only as a world class player ... Read More »

Maguire looking for English support in World Club Challenge


South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire is hopeful that there will be a strong core of support in place for the Bunnies when they face St Helens in the World Club Challenge next February, as they gear up to slug it out to become the best side in club Rugby League. Maguire – who has experience of the World Club ... Read More »

World Club Series tickets now on sale


Tickets to see the best Rugby League players from the northern and southern hemispheres do battle in the 2015 World Club Series are now on sale. The eagerly-anticipated tournament has already been billed the ‘Ryder Cup of Rugby League’ and sees the top three clubs from the First Utility Super League, St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Warrington Wolves face NRL ... Read More »