TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week: Super 8s Round 5

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) He may have gone off injured during Castleford’s win over former club Leeds, but Zak Hardaker continues to display the credentials which could yet make him a two-time Man of Steel winner before the season is over. Wing: Manu Vatuvei (Salford) A debut in our team of the week for The Beast – but it’s a…

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Holbrook insists St Helens are ready for “do or die” clash at Wakefield

Justin Holbrook insists his side cannot afford to sulk about last week’s defeat to Wigan as they prepare for a game tonight which, by the St Helens coach’s own admission, is “do or die” for their season. The Saints’ top-four hopes would be all-but over should they slip to defeat at surprise package Wakefield tonight – with Trinity’s own play-off…

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Tommy Makinson and Luke Thompson sign new contracts with St Helens

St Helens have revealed that winger Tommy Makinson has signed a new contract which will see him remain at the club until the end of the 2021 season – with Luke Thompson also committing his long-term future to the club. A product of the club’s famed youth system, Makinson has scored 96 tries and kicked 108 goals since debuting for…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

  Huddersfield v Castleford (8pm) There are four changes for Huddersfield on Friday night. Leroy Cudjoe, Sam Rapira, Dale Ferguson and Oliver Roberts are back – Nathan Mason, Daniel Smith, Gene Ormsby and Tyler Dickinson make way. Meanwhile, league leaders Castleford also make changes; Grant Millington, Andy Lynch and Mike McMeeken miss out, while Kevin Larroyer, Gadwin Springer and Larne…

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Ben Barba in “no rush” to return home if he enjoys time with St Helens

This story first appeared in this Monday’s League Express. To ensure you don’t miss out on stories like this as soon as they’re released in future, why not open your digital subscription to League Express now? It costs less than the price of a fancy coffee! As he prepares to make his long-awaited debut for the club this weekend, Ben…

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Barba targeting fullback role and competition for Lomax as St Helens debut nears

St Helens star Ben Barba admits he knows where he will be playing for his new club with his debut little over a week away: insisting he is ready to battle with England’s Jonny Lomax for the fullback shirt. The mercurial Barba will make his debut in next week’s eagerly-anticipated derby against local rivals Wigan – with many expecting him…

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