Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Throwback Thursday: St Helens v Catalan Dragons, Feb 2012

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Ahead of the first of two Super League play-off semi-finals this weekend, we thought we’d delve into the archives and find a classic encounter between the sides involved in both play-off games this week. And, despite only having a relatively short lifespan in Rugby League terms, Catalan Dragons provided the Rugby League world with one of the all-time great moments ... Read More »

Match preview: St Helens v Catalan Dragons

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The first of the two Super League play-off semi-finals takes place tonight, as a Anglo-French affair between the sides finishing first and seventh on the Super League ladder will dictate the first side to advance to Old Trafford. St Helens – who are well rested after their 41-0 victory against Castleford in week one of the play-offs – take on ... Read More »

James Roby well and truly best No.9 in England, says Brown

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St Helens head coach Nathan Brown believes the past six weeks have well and truly confirmed that James Roby is the best hooker in England, saying he has put to bed any talk of being overthrown as England’s top rake. The performances of Daryl Clark had been earning the Castleford hooker rave reviews in 2014, but Brown has constantly said ... Read More »

Amor looking to make his own Grand Final memories

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St Helens forward Kyle Amor is looking to beat Catalan Dragons tonight and reach Old Trafford again – but this time, he wants to play a part in a Grand Final success, rather than stand on the sidelines. Amor was part of Leeds’ squad for both the 2009 and 2010 Grand Final showpieces, but failed to play a part in ... Read More »

Who will make it to the Super League Grand Final?

Will it be Wigan's year again?

League Express editor Martyn Sadler and reporter John Davidson preview this week’s Super League play-off semi-finals and discuss who they think has what it takes to make it to Old Trafford. Will Wigan get a chance to make it back-to-back Grand Final wins or will Warrington exact their long-overdue revenge? Can Catalan Dragons cause another upset? Watch the video to ... Read More »

Rest has re-energised Saints, says Amor

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Kyle Amor believes Old Trafford is in touching distance for St Helens after their week off allowed for much-needed rest and recuperation. Saints take on Catalan Dragons on Thursday night for a place in the Grand Final – a full 13 days after dispatching Castleford Tigers in week one of the play-offs. The Dragons have played twice in that time ... Read More »

Brown-Wests Tigers link refuses to go away

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Reports in Australia continue to link St Helens coach with the vacant coaching job at NRL side Wests Tigers – with Rugby League Week reporting that Brown is heading up the list of candidates for the job alongside one other man. Current Wests assistants Todd Payton and David Kidwell have been interviewed, but they are not thought to be in ... Read More »

Atelea Vea: “The doctor said I’d never play again”

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Rugby League World writer Nigel Wiskar finds out how Atelea Vea defied the odds to forge a top-level Rugby League career… Atelea Vea is on a mission to make the most of his Rugby League career – after being told as a teenager he would never play again. Vea leaves relegated London Broncos shortly to start a two-year deal at ... Read More »

Roby one of world’s top three hookers – Cunningham

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James Roby is now one of the top three hookers in the world – that’s the view of Keiron Cunningham, who lavished praise on the England international after Friday’s play-off victory against Castleford Tigers. Roby inspired the Saints to an emphatic 41-0 victory against the Tigers, leaving Cunningham to describe Roby’s recent performances as “incredible”. “He’s been outstanding all season, ... Read More »

St Helens announce Burns signing

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St Helens have announced the signed Travis Burns on a three-year contract from 2015 – as exclusively revealed in League Express on the 18th August. The Australian stand-off joins the club from Hull KR for a transfer fee of ¬£60,000 and will link up with his teammates in the off-season, just as we told you almost five weeks ago. Saints ... Read More »