Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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St Helens

Match Report: St Helens 48 London Broncos 18

In a Nutshell St Helens got back to winning ways with a comfortable victory over London Broncos at Langtree Park. How it unfolded Saints took the lead after 5 minutes when Jon Wilkin kicked to the line and Matty Dawson touched the ball down. with Luke Walsh converting. Five minutes later Walsh doubled Saints’ lead. when he scored his own ... Read More »

Attitude is key for St Helens

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown knows that his side need to head into Thursday night’s encounter with London Broncos with the right attitude if they are to end a three-game losing streak. “We were the best side in the comp for five weeks and then we toughed out some wins without playing as well as we know we can. We ... Read More »

Match report: Leeds Rhinos 32-12 St Helens

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In a nutshell The Rhinos’ backs were in sparkling form as Leeds rose to the challenge of St Helens to earn a convincing Challenge Cup victory this afternoon at Headingley. How it unfolded Leeds took an early lead with a Zak Hardaker try in the fifth minute after the Rhinos had won an early goal-line drop-out. The Rhinos continued to ... Read More »

Amor’s point to prove on Rhinos return

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Kyle Amor admits he didn’t make the most of his chance with Leeds Rhinos, but he remains as determined as ever to prove them wrong for letting him go. Amor has unhappy memories of his time at Headingley – memories that he wants to expunge from his consciousness. And he sees Saturday’s Challenge Cup tie at Headingley as the perfect ... Read More »

Sinfield hails “Warrior” Wellens

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Kevin Sinfield’s and Paul Wellens’ distinguished Rugby League careers have run almost in parallel. Eleven years ago, they were on opposite sides in one of the most iconic Challenge Cup ties of recent years. In the semi-final at Huddersfield that year, Sinfield’s last second touchline conversion sent the tie into extra-time, and the Rhinos prevailed over Wellens’ Saints. On Saturday, ... Read More »

St Helens recall big hitters for Leeds Rhinos clash

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St Helens boss Nathan Brown has recalled most of his big hitters to his 19-man squad to face Leeds in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Saturday afternoon, after resting several key players for the defeat at Widnes on Easter Monday. The likes of James Roby, Kyle Amor and Luke Walsh are all back in contention to feature in what is ... Read More »

Bring back May Cup final, claims Jon WIlkin

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St Helens forward Jon Wilkin admits he is keen for the Challenge Cup final to return to its old schedule, with the final taking place in May as opposed to the current date in August. The competition has been played out over a longer period of the season since 2005, with Hull winning the first Challenge Cup final to be ... Read More »

Jon Wilkin ready for huge Leeds test in Challenge Cup

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St Helens forward Jon Wilkin admits his side need to be ready for opponents Leeds Rhinos in Saturday’s colossal Tetley’s Challenge Cup tie, admitting they cannot take anything for granted despite their win earlier in the season. Saints edged a 14-10 thriller back in March thanks to a late Tommy Makinson try, but Wilkin believes that the Rhinos will raise ... Read More »

Brown: The score reflected the game

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown has graciously admitted his side did not deserve anything less than a second defeat in a row when they faced Widnes yesterday. The Vikings put in a polished display to knock off their neighbours 40-26 and the top spot in Super League. “With four or five minutes to go, we were still in it, but ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes Vikings 40-26 St Helens

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In a nutshell The Vikings shocked their near neighbours with their first home win against Saints in the Super League era, scoring six tries and knocking Saints off the top of the Super League table. How it unfolded The Vikings led by 18-16 at the interval after a thrilling half of rugby. They scored tries from Hanbury, Isa and Gerrard, ... Read More »