Thursday, November 27, 2014
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St Helens

Van Vollenhoven to present Saints players with GF shirts

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St Helens legend Tom Van Vollenhoven flies in to England today from his home in South Africa as the special guest of the club for the Grand Final and will personally present each Saints player with his Grand Final shirt at a private player gathering on Friday. Saints’ Chairman Eamonn McManus stated: “Tom has flown in with his wife Leonie ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Super League Grand Final moments

Will it be Wigan's year again?

Grand Final week can only mean one thing – all of our regular weekly features turn into Grand Final-related ones! For this week’s Six of the Best, we’ve been asking all week for the Old Trafford moments that stand out in your mind, and there are certainly plenty to choose from! We’ve had nominations from as recent as last year, ... Read More »

Mike Rush and Keiron Cunningham favourites for Saints job

Will former Red Vee boss Mike Rush have a second bite at the cherry?

Last week it was revealed that St Helens coach Nathan Brown will leave the club at the end of the season and return home to Australia. The 41-year-old, who also enjoyed a successful spell in charge of Huddersfield, cited family reasons for his departure. Since the announcement, there has been much speculation about who will succeed Brown after this weekend’s ... Read More »

Samoa: Godinet, Masoe in; Soliola, Asotasi out

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Samoa have named a 23-man squad for this month’s Four Nations tournament – and two Super League stars have been included. Wakefield’s Pita Godinet and St Helens’ Mose Masoe have the chance to line up against England on October 25, but there’s no room for Warrington’s Roy Asotasi. St Helens’ Sia Soliola has also been omitted from the squad list. ... Read More »

James Roby: I’m not retiring from international duty

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St Helens hooker James Roby insists he has not retired from international Rugby League, despite making himself unavailable for England at the Four Nations. The 28-year-old, who has been Super League’s best performer this season according to Opta statistics, has decided to prioritise his club career and rest his ankles, which have been causing him distress. There is also a ... Read More »

England have great chance to win Four Nations, says Roby

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St Helens hooker James Roby believes England have a great chance of winning the Four Nations, despite being without the 28-year-old, who may have to undergo surgery in the off-season. In Roby’s place, youngsters Daryl Clark and Josh Hodgson will lead England and the Saints star has backed them both to excel in the pressure cooker of Australia and New ... Read More »

Grand Final week on TotalRL.com

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The biggest week on the Super League calendar is finally here – as the build-up to the Super League Grand Final is now well and truly underway. TotalRL.com were present yesterday for the traditional pre-match press conference between the two sides, and we spoke to a number of key players to ensure YOU get the very best content ahead of ... Read More »

Nathan Brown: Roby just needs a “tidy-up”

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown has explained why star hooker James Roby has made himself unavailable for England at the Four Nations. The 28-year-old, who is on the Man of Steel shortlist following another sensational season, was almost certain to be Steve McNamara’s first choice hooker down under before electing to have minor off-season surgery on his troublesome ankles. “He’s ... Read More »

Brown has learned of huge rivalry between Saints and Wigan

Saints boss Nathan Brown. ©RLPhotos

St Helens coach Nathan Brown has admitted that, during his time in England and at Langtree Park, he has come to learn the “hatred or respect” that is in place between the Saints and great rivals Wigan Warriors. As Grand Final week kicked off today in front of a packed press conference at Old Trafford, Brown insisted that although both ... Read More »

Four potential candidates for the St Helens coaching job

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In case you missed the huge breaking news earlier today, St Helens have announced that head coach Nathan Brown will leave the club at the end of the current season. Brown will head back to Australia for family reasons, after successful spells in charge of both the Saints and Huddersfield Giants. And whilst attention may be on Brown’s next move, ... Read More »