Thursday, November 27, 2014
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Super League Grand Final: The key battles

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

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

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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 »

Super League Grand Final: The squads

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Both Wigan and St Helens have named their squads for the Super League Grand Final this Saturday – with just one change made across both of the squads. Wigan have gone with an unchanged 19-man squad for the game, with the same 17 who defeated Warrington last Friday likely to take to the field at Old Trafford. Ten of the ... Read More »

Thursday 13: A combined Wigan-Saints Grand Final team!

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As with all our other regular features this week, we’re going down the Grand Final route for our Thursday 13 feature. With the big game between Wigan Warriors and St Helens just two days away, we’ve assessed the potential line-ups, and are gearing up for what could be a blockbusting final in the way we know how – by producing ... Read More »

Don’t talk about me, says Saints boss Nathan Brown

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has insisted people should not be talking about his impending departure from the club – more the fact that two great rivals are going head-to-head in the Grand Final this coming Saturday. Brown’s Saints side will take on Wigan Warriors in his final match in charge, before he heads back to Australia with his young ... Read More »

LMS proud of London representation in Grand Final

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When it comes to Rugby League in London, the biggest city in the United Kingdom often divides opinion more than any other. With the relegation of London’s premier club to the second tier this season, London Rugby League is coming under the spotlight more than it ever has done before. However, ask anyone involved with the development of the game ... Read More »

Soliola: We’ll make the critics eat their words

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St Helens forward Sia Soliola is hoping it will be third time lucky for him at Old Trafford on Sunday so that he can finish his Super League career on a high note with a Grand Final victory. Soliola, who has spent five seasons with Saints, has played in two Grand Finals for the club, in 2010 and 2011, and ... Read More »

Old Trafford is better than Wembley, says Brown

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens boss Nathan Brown believes the club are “back home” by returning to Old Trafford this Saturday, and has said that for him the Old Trafford showpiece tops walking out at Wembley in a Challenge Cup Final. The Saints are back at Old Trafford for the first time since 2011, when they lost the fifth of their five consecutive ... Read More »

Amor looking to cap dream first season at Saints

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St Helens forward Kyle Amor is looking to finish the 2014 season on a high by overcoming an in-form Wigan Warriors in Saturday’s First Utility Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford (6.00pm). Former Leeds and Wakefield player Amor signed for Saints in September 2013 and started his first season with them at the beginning of 2014. He still can’t ... Read More »