Friday, December 19, 2014
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St Helens

Saints chairman: Cunningham “ready” to take the helm

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St Helens chairman Eamonn McManus believes new coach Keiron Cunningham is ready for the task of leading the team. The former hooker was unveiled as the new boss of the Grand Final winners at a press conference this morning. In a statement, McManus said: “Keiron is ready for this professionally and totally committed to the task ahead of him. He ... Read More »

Wellens planning to carry on playing

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St Helens star Paul Wellens has indicated he wants to continue playing next season – and says that with such a young squad in place, their Grand Final success last weekend can be the start of something huge for the club. The Saints won their first Grand Final in eight years last Saturday – with Wellens having experienced the heartache ... Read More »

Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year: The candidates

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In this week’s edition of League Express, our weekly poll exclusively revealed the candidates which comprise the shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. Previously won by stars such as Sam Tomkins and John Bateman, the medal rewards the best “rookie” to have appeared in Super League across a season. To qualify, players must have played fewer ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: Can England do a St Helens?

Schoey believes Alex Walmsley, left, had a case for England inclusion


I was pretty pleased with the squad Steve McNamara picked for the Four Nations. Even though I’ve talked up players like Makinson and Walmsley for inclusion, we are very well off in those positions. If fact we look good in many areas, even at hooker, where we have lost McIlorum and Roby. I’m confident that Daryl Clark, who fully deserved ... Read More »

TOTALRL TV: Super League Grand Final Wrap

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TotalRL TV takes a look at the 2014 Super League grand final between St Helens and Wigan, reviewing all the talking points from Old Trafford including the Ben Flower incident. League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson sat down to talk about the game that made headlines around the world, from Colombia to Calcutta, and give their verdicts ... Read More »

Rugby League World – The Grand Finals Issue

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Rugby League World issue 403 – ‘The Grand Finals Issue’ – is online now and in shops from Friday 17th October. Here’s a glimpse at what’s inside. The Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Wigan turned out to be one of the most controversial sporting events of the year. We have complete coverage of the match everyone is ... Read More »

Garry Schofield: I got it wrong!

Can St Helens recapture their Super League title next season?

Well, well well – it’s humble pie time for me! Sincere congratulations to everybody at St Helens for pulling off what I believed was the impossible. And I don’t just mean in beating Wigan on Saturday evening. I’m talking about their progress over the last month as a whole. I didn’t think they could possibly make the Grand Final at ... Read More »

James Roby: A deserved Harry Sunderland winner

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When St Helens hooker James Roby was named as the man of the match in the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final, not only was it a fitting reward for his efforts over 80 minutes at Old Trafford, but it also recognised his leadership qualities. The loss of team-mate Lance Hohaia in the third minute robbed St Helens of ... Read More »

James Roby: Grand Final victory best one yet

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St Helens hooker James Roby claims that Saturday’s Grand Final victory is the best one he’s experienced, after Saints triumphed in the face of adversity, defeating arch-rivals Wigan 14-6 to claim their first Super League crown since 2006, when they defeated Hull FC. Having lost on five occasions since then, Roby believes that after so many injuries throughout the course ... Read More »

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 »

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