Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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Culture carried Saints to glory, says Nathan Brown

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown said the Grand Final victory against Wigan Warriors was due to the ‘culture’ the club possesses, insisting there isn’t another outfit in the world that has one like Saints. After losing key players Jonny Lomax, Luke Walsh and Jon Wilkin during the course of the season, Saints again had to do it the hard way ... Read More »

Hohaia gets one-match ban for Flower incident

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St Helens half-back Lance Hohaia has received a one-match ban for striking Ben Flower in Saturday’s Grand Final. The New Zealander submitted an early guilty plea after being charged with a Grade B offence. We believe Flower will learn his fate tonight. He is guaranteed to be given at least an eight-match suspension after he was charged with a Grade ... Read More »

Hohaia: I can’t remember much of the game

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Lance Hohaia has insisted he holds no grudge against Ben Flower for the punches that ruled him out of the bulk of the Grand Final win on Saturday – as Flower himself issued a public apology over the incident. Flower became the first man to be sent off in a Super League Grand Final after punching Hohaia twice in the ... Read More »

No place for Flower’s actions, says Mike Rush

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St Helens chief executive says that Ben Flower’s actions in the Super League Grand Final have no place in the sport, and it was sad to see Flower deliver a brutal punch to Lance Hohaia whilst he lay on the floor. Flower became the first player to be dismissed in a Super League Grand Final after punching the Kiwi twice ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: LIVE Match Hub

The teams come out to an electric atmosphere

It’s the Super League Grand Final, and our match hub for the game is keeping you across all the action – including team news, live match action and our fan shots that you’ve sent in! Live Match Action 2 mins: Incredible! Ben Flower has become the first man to be sent off in a Super League Grand Final. The Welshman ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Wigan Warriors

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After 27 rounds, 14 teams and three weeks of incredible play-off action, the 2014 Super League season will be brought to a close on Saturday at Old Trafford, as Wigan Warriors and St Helens do battle for the right to be called Super League champions. The Warriors are bidding to retain their title after victory last year, whilst the Saints ... Read More »

This Grand Final run is the sweetest, says Roby

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St Helens hooker James Roby believes that of all the club’s runs towards major finals, this one feels like the sweetest – simply because of the amount of times they have been written off this season. After losing the likes of Jon Wilkin, Jonny Lomax and Luke Walsh mid-season, many believed the Saints lacked the firepower to progress through the ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The key battles

Joe-Burgess

The waiting is almost over, and Saturday is almost here. Bitter rivals Wigan Warriors and St Helens are set to do battle on the biggest stage of all – with the right to be called Super League champions the prize on offer. For Wigan, victory would ensure a second straight victory at Old Trafford, putting coach Shaun Wane amongst an ... Read More »

Opinion: St Helens capable of springing one last surprise in Grand Final

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It’s almost rooted into the mentality of a British sports fan to be constantly affectionate with the “underdog” concept. Take football’s FA Cup, for example. Every single year, there is a real sense of romance and clamour around a team who does the unthinkable, and wins against all the odds. So in that essence, won’t everyone with a sense of ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The betting

Josh Charnley

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have installed Wigan Warriors as 2/5 favourites to win the First Utility Super League Grand Final when they play St Helens at Old Trafford on Saturday (6.00pm). St Helens are priced at 2/1 to beat their biggest rivals and clinch a first title since 2006. St Helens hooker James Roby and Wigan half-back Matty Smith are 6/1 favourites ... Read More »