St Helens’ treble winners on dominant season, World Cup hopes and equality battles

They swept the board in 2021, but perhaps the most impressive accomplishment of the St Helens team was the role they played in raising the…

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Rugby League Heroes: Ray Ashby

Liverpool City’s GB star St Helens-born Ray Ashby made his name at Wigan, where he became one of the best fullbacks in the world. He…

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Rugby League Heroes: Robin Whitfield

The poacher turned gamekeeper Robin Whitfield was a prolific goalkicker for Widnes, Barrow and Huyton, but when the latter refused to pick him any more…

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Rugby League Heroes: Graham Steadman

One of the Melbourne Lions Graham Steadman made a name for himself as a brilliant young stand-off with York and Featherstone in the mid- to…

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Rugby League Heroes: Mike Nicholas

Welsh icon and a Rugby League evangelist One of the great characters of the 1970s, Mike Nicholas was a hugely talented cross-coder who performed with…

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Rugby League Heroes: Tommy Bishop

Little big man! Tommy Bishop was such a good scrum-half that when St Helens strolled out at Wembley in 1966, he wore the no 7…

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Rugby League Heroes: Charlie Renilson

The Scot who switched codes and played in Oz Charlie Renilson was a flanker with the Jed Forest club in Scottish rugby union when he…

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Rugby League Heroes: Gene Miles

An All-Time Great One of the great attacking centres of the last half-century, Gene Miles was a major force in some of the best teams…

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Rugby League Heroes: Peter Roe

Keighley’s promotion specialist At Keighley and Bradford, Peter Roe was one of Rugby League’s best centres in the late 1970s, before shoulder and knee injuries…

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Rugby League Heroes: Eddie Syzmala

The Ultimate Showman Described in Barrow’s Complete Who’s Who as “The ultimate Rugby League Showman” and the “most charismatic” player in the club’s history, Eddie…

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