Thursday, August 28, 2014
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St Helens

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 »

Match preview: St Helens v Huddersfield Giants


St Helens and Huddersfield will be looking to keep up the pace with leaders Leeds Rhinos tonight, as they lock horns in a hugely important Super League clash in front of the Sky cameras. The two sides had contrasting fortunes at Magic Weekend, with the Saints on the wrong end of a hammering from Warrington Wolves. And they will be ... Read More »

Is Luke Walsh eyeing an early NRL return?


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 have denied that star halfback Luke Walsh is set to make a ... Read More »

Video: Wolves players reflect on Saints win

Stefan Ratchford. ©RLPhotos

In the closing game of 2014 Magic Weekend, and in quite anti-climactic fashion, Warrington Wolves pulled apart St Helens to avenge their early season defeat. After the match, key players Stefan Ratchford, Chris Hill and Matty Russell offered their views. Want more Rugby League news and features? Subscribe to the online version of League Express newspaper and Rugby League World ... Read More »

Match report: Warrington Wolves 41-24 St Helens


In a nusthell In a somewhat anti-climactic conclusion to 2014′s Magic Weekend, Warrington dominated St Helens to avenge their defeat in the opening game of the season. How it unfolded 8′ – Gene Ormsby try; Chris Bridge missed goal (0/1): 4-0 9′ – Rhys Evans try; Chris Bridge missed goal (0/2): 8-0 21′ – Chris Hill try; Chris Bridge goal ... Read More »

St Helens expecting Warrington Wolves to bite back


St Helens captain Paul Wellens is expecting a tough test from Warrington Wolves when his team face them at the Magic Weekend on Sunday. Despite Saints beating Warrington in the opening round of the season, Wellens believes that Warrington possess a quality that should not be underestimated. “Warrington are always a threat, they are a fantastic side and I don’t ... Read More »

St Helens will put down Magic marker, says Paul Wellens


St Helens star Paul Wellens has passionately called for his side to lay down a marker at the eighth annual Magic Weekend this Sunday, as they prepare to face bitter rivals Warrington Wolves in the final game of the blockbusting weekend. The Saints and the Wolves met in last year’s Magic Weekend, with the Saints suffering a heavy 48-22 at ... Read More »