Holbrook confirms Saints’ interest in Peter Mata’utia

Justin Holbrook has confirmed the club is interested in signing Newcastle Knights man Peter Mata’utia. Mata’utia, who is a free agent after leaving Newcastle at the end of the season, is understood to have been offered a contract by Saints for next season. One of three brothers at the Knights this season, the 26-year-old can play in a number of…

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THE BIG INTERVIEW: TotalRL sits down with Keiron Cunningham

In this week’s big interview, TotalRL’s Aaron Bower sits down with Leigh head of rugby Keiron Cunningham to discuss his arrival at the Centurions, this Saturday’s Million Pound Game and much more. And in this Monday’s League Express, Cunningham will break his silence on his departure from St Helens. Aaron Bower (AB): Keiron, it seems weird to see you in…

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Percival expecting no bottle job from Castleford

Mark Percival dismissed claims Castleford could bottle it on the big stage. Percival’s St Helens side travel to Castleford for the first of the two semi-finals, with the Tigers strong favourites after cruising to the League Leaders’ Shield. However, Wigan fullback Sam Tomkins recently questioned their ability to perform in knockout games, citing their Challenge Cup defeat to Hull FC…

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Castleford v St Helens: Four huge talking points ahead of tonight’s game

Will Luke Gale play – and make it through the game? It’s potentially the biggest talking point of the entire run-in, let alone this one game. If Luke Gale is available – and he is fit – then Castleford are undoubtedly favourites. But will he get the nod from Daryl Powell to play just 16 days after appendix surgery? And…

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Combined XIII: Castleford Tigers v St Helens

Ahead of Thursday’s first play-off semi-final between Castleford and St Helens, we’ve taken the plunge and thrown together a combined side featuring the very best players from both the Tigers and the Saints. It may cause some debate! Here’s how we see it: Fullback: Zak Hardaker Tough to leave out Ben Barba – but Hardaker’s form this year has seen…

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Holbrook urges St Helens to seize the moment and cause a shock against Castleford

In the dark depths of May, Justin Holbrook was handed the reigns of S Helens. The club he took over was in disarray. Two trophyless seasons and an uninspiring start to 2017 had cost club legend, Keiron Cunningham, his job. There was a toxic sense of apathy lingering around the club, with former players and fans alike claiming the club…

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PERMUTATIONS: Who needs to do what to secure a play-off place this weekend?

Hull FC (3rd) For Hull, as the team in the best position of the four sides still in contention, the equation is relatively simple: win at Castleford on Friday, and they are not only guaranteed a play-off place, but third spot and a trip to Leeds. However, should they lose, their position does come into some jeopardy. They have the…

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Holbrook urges St Helens to finish the job tonight at Salford

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook has called on his side to utilise the momentum they have by all-but sealing a place in the Super League play-offs tonight. Should the Saints win at the AJ Bell Stadium, only a Wigan win by an extraordinary margin at Wakefield on Saturday could completely knock them out of the top four on points difference.…

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