Barba shines as Saints put down a play-off marker

St Helens put down a marker for the forthcoming Super League semi-final play-offs with a decisive 14-34 victory over their neighbours Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium today. The two teams will face each other again in a fortnight’s time at the Totally Wicked Stadium and St Helens will go into that match as strong favourites after this dominant…

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Hughes aiming to continue record run of appearances for a good while yet

Super League’s marathon man Jack Hughes admits he’s got no intention of seeing his record run of consecutive appearances come to an end any time soon. Last week’s victory over Hull was Hughes’ 81st consecutive appearance in all competitions in a Warrington shirt – the longest unbroken streak of any player currently playing in Super League. Hughes still has some…

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Squad news for Friday’s two Super League Super 8s games

Hull FC v Castleford (7:45pm, KCOM Stadium, Sky Sports) Despite being beaten 80-10 at Warrington last week, injury-hit Hull FC make just one change to their 19-man squad for Friday night’s game against Castleford. Young centre Cameron Scott comes in – he replaces prop Mickey Paea, who joins the club’s lengthy injury list. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Castleford coach Daryl Powell names…

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Catalans v Warrington: Three key battles which could decide the final

Josh Drinkwater v Tyrone Roberts Catalans scrum-half Josh Drinkwater has been a revelation since joining the club midway through this season – and he will be instrumental to any hopes the Dragons have of winning the cup on Saturday. On the opposite side, Tyrone Roberts hasn’t quite hit the heights Wolves fans hoped he would: but he will be intent…

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Kevin Brown admits standards slipped at Warrington prior to Price’s arrival

As he aims to win his first piece of major silverware this weekend at Wembley, Warrington half-back Kevin Brown has revealed just how far below the standards he expected the Wolves were before Steve Price rejuvenated the club this year. Brown joined Warrington at the start of last season, with the club having come narrowly close to becoming Super League…

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Struggles of 2017 have made us stronger, insists Wire captain Hill ahead of Wembley

As they aim for their first piece of silverware in six years at Wembley this weekend, Warrington captain Chris Hill believes their season of struggle in 2017 has strengthened their position to compete on the major stage again. Hill’s Warrington side were embroiled in an unlikely battle against relegation this time 12 months ago, but this weekend, they face Catalans…

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France President Emmanuel Macron writes letter of support for Catalans ahead of cup final

“All of France is behind you!” That’s the message from French President Emmanuel Macron, who has written to the Dragons in a letter of support ahead of their appearance in Saturday’s Challenge Cup final. French newspaper L’Independent reported that Dragons fan Gérard Mauréta sent the President a letter after the team’s semi-final victory in Bolton, pointing out the stadium’s former name…

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Bus-stop meeting underlined significance of Warrington community to Price

Warrington coach Steve Price admits he knew from the start of his time in charge how important it was to connect with the town’s people, before sharing just how far he’s gone to build bridges by giving supporters lifts to games in his own car! Price has impressed since arriving in Warrington at the start of this season, and has…

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Moving cup final away from Wembley would be a disaster, says Stefan Ratchford

The Warrington fullback insists the powers that be need to forget all talk of moving the Challenge Cup final away from Wembley. Talk has been rife about the future of the sport’s showpiece event since it emerged last year that the RFL had considered alternative venues for the cup final. With a lower crowd than usual expected this weekend, due…

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Warrington to contest Sitaleki Akauola ban at Red Hall tonight

Warrington coach Steve Price has confirmed the club will appeal the ban handed out to prop Sitaleki Akauola which has ruled him out of Saturday’s Challenge Cup final against Catalans. The prop was banned following an incident during Friday night’s defeat to Castleford Tigers, meaning Akauola will be unavailable for Warrington as they go in pursuit of the sport’s famous…

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