Saturday, July 26, 2014
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St Helens

Three Super League players charged


The RFL Match Review Panel has charged three players following incidents in the First Utility Super League Round 16 fixture Catalan Dragons v St Helens played on Saturday June 14. James Roby (pictured) of St Helens has been charged with making Grade B dangerous contact with Olivier Elima in the 10th minute. Eloi Pelissier of Catalan Dragons and Alex Walmsley ... Read More »

Top 3 lose in Super League

St Helens’ 42-0 defeat at the hands of the Catalan Dragons today in Perpignan at the Stade Gilbert Brutus means that the three teams that went into Super League’s Round 16 fixtures at the top of the league ladder all went down to defeats. It began on Thursday night, when second-placed Leeds Rhinos were pipped by Huddersfield Giants 22-24 at ... Read More »

Quartet to return for St Helens this weekend


St Helens are set to welcome back a quartet of stars ahead of their trip to Catalan Dragons this weekend, as their injury-hit squad begins to take shape once again. Full-back Jonny Lomax is perhaps the most high profile name to come back into the fold for the Saints, with Tommy Makinson, Alex Walmsley and Willie Manu all looking like ... Read More »

Soliola sees future at loose forward


St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola, who confirmed today he is indeed looking to return to Australia at the end of the season, believes he is best suited to playing loose forward. The 27-year-old is extremely versatile and has played all over the park in Super League this year. He said: “I’m happy with my form; I’ve had to adapt in ... Read More »

Soliola hoping to end Saints career with a trophy


St Helens back-rower Sia Soliola wants to end his Super League career with some silverware, and has spoken of an attitude change within the club that he hopes will help him achieve that. The 27-year-old, who is looking to make an NRL return at the end of this season for the good of his family, called May’s convincing defeat to ... Read More »

McManus: It’s time to abolish video referees


This is an excerpt from a story published in today’s issue of League Express newspaper, which is out in all good newsagents right now. If you can’t get your hands on a hard copy, click here to download a digital version to your computer or smartphone. St Helens Chairman Eamonn McManus has come out strongly against video referees, suggesting that ... Read More »

JJB meets Mike Rush


This article originally appeared in issue 398 of Rugby League World magazine. Mike Rush has filled virtually every role at St Helens and has overseen the development of the likes of James Graham and James Roby. Jamie Jones-Buchanan uncovers his unique Rugby League story… Mike Rush is as close as I have come to the “American Dream” notion in Rugby ... Read More »

Young Saints trio pen new deals

Mark Percival

St Helens have handed four-and-a-half year contract extensions to three young and promising members of their squad. Academy products Mark Percival, Luke Thompson and Greg Richards have all put pen to paper on deals until the end of the 2018 season. Head Coach Nathan Brown said: “We’re delighted to have signed up Mark, Luke and Greg. They are three good ... Read More »

Match report: St Helens 41-22 Huddersfield Giants


In a nutshell St Helens bounced back to winning ways with a hefty win over Huddersfield Giants. How it unfolded First half: The Saints led 22-6 at half-time, thanks to scores from Dawson, Wheeler, Wellens and Hohaia. Huddersfield’s solitary score came through Larne Patrick. Second half: The points kept on coming;  first Jon Wilkin pounced to extend the lead, before ... Read More »