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Match preview: St Helens v Wigan Warriors

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After 27 rounds, 14 teams and three weeks of incredible play-off action, the 2014 Super League season will be brought to a close on Saturday at Old Trafford, as Wigan Warriors and St Helens do battle for the right to be called Super League champions. The Warriors are bidding to retain their title after victory last year, whilst the Saints ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The key battles

Joe Burgess in 2014: 20 tries; 6 assists; 11 offloads; 248 carries; 27 clean breaks; 2,639 metres; 55 tackle busts; 79 tackles; 38 runs from dummy half; 38 errors; 3 penalties conceded; 15 missed tackles. Source: Opta

The waiting is almost over, and Saturday is almost here. Bitter rivals Wigan Warriors and St Helens are set to do battle on the biggest stage of all – with the right to be called Super League champions the prize on offer. For Wigan, victory would ensure a second straight victory at Old Trafford, putting coach Shaun Wane amongst an ... Read More »

Feature: Relive the 2010 Grand Final

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Tomorrow’s Grand Final between Wigan and St Helens will be the third time these fierce rivals have battled for the biggest prize in Super League. The most recent of which was 2010, when the Warriors ran out 22-10 winners in a gripping encounter. To get you in the mood for Saturday’s action, we’ve scrawled through our League Express archives to ... Read More »

Opinion: St Helens capable of springing one last surprise in Grand Final

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It’s almost rooted into the mentality of a British sports fan to be constantly affectionate with the “underdog” concept. Take football’s FA Cup, for example. Every single year, there is a real sense of romance and clamour around a team who does the unthinkable, and wins against all the odds. So in that essence, won’t everyone with a sense of ... Read More »

Smith only too aware of Old Trafford heartbreak

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Of all the lines rolled out by players this week, Wigan Warriors scrum-half Matty Smith was adamant about one particular message when he addressed the media ahead of the Super League Grand Final. Simply put, Old Trafford is “no place for losers” – something he is only too aware of. After all, Smith was on the other side of the ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The betting

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Bookmakers Ladbrokes have installed Wigan Warriors as 2/5 favourites to win the First Utility Super League Grand Final when they play St Helens at Old Trafford on Saturday (6.00pm). St Helens are priced at 2/1 to beat their biggest rivals and clinch a first title since 2006. St Helens hooker James Roby and Wigan half-back Matty Smith are 6/1 favourites ... Read More »

Super League Grand Final: The squads

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Both Wigan and St Helens have named their squads for the Super League Grand Final this Saturday – with just one change made across both of the squads. Wigan have gone with an unchanged 19-man squad for the game, with the same 17 who defeated Warrington last Friday likely to take to the field at Old Trafford. Ten of the ... Read More »

Thursday 13: A combined Wigan-Saints Grand Final team!

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As with all our other regular features this week, we’re going down the Grand Final route for our Thursday 13 feature. With the big game between Wigan Warriors and St Helens just two days away, we’ve assessed the potential line-ups, and are gearing up for what could be a blockbusting final in the way we know how – by producing ... Read More »

Pettybourne wants to copy Rabbitohs’ success

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Former South Sydney forward Eddy Pettybourne is hoping for some Grand Final success of his own when Wigan take on St Helens in the Super League decider on Saturday. A Souths junior who played 91 NRL games for the Rabbitohs between 2007 and 2012, Pettybourne was ecstatic to see the Bunnies defeat the Bulldogs in the NRL Grand Final on ... Read More »

Wigan-Saints different to any other game, says Wane

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As bona fide Wiganers go, they don’t come much bigger than current Warriors boss Shaun Wane. Wane has been embedded into the fabric of the club – and the town – for the majority of this life, and this Saturday, he will coach his hometown club in the biggest game of the Super League season, the Super League Grand Final. ... Read More »