Month: July 2019

PICK of the round… massive tie… classic contestTh

first_imgPICK of the round… massive tie… classic contest!The hyperbole surrounding the Tetley’s Challenge Cup Fourth Round tie at Huddersfield is set to be fully justified when the two sides meet on Sunday.And Paul Wellens is expecting a tough, physical match where Saints will have to be at their very best to progress.“I’m looking forward to the match,” he said. “It is the pick of the round and the toughest too. They are a great side and proved that by winning the League Leaders Shield last season.“We know what they are about and the strengths they have and we will have to play well to advance to the next round.“They have had an inconsistent start but I don’t think that is a reflection on them as a group. I think what they are is a very strong side and they have showed that a lot over the last 12-18 months.“They have strength in the squad and we are mindful of that. In preparing for the game we are getting ready to come up against a formidable outfit.“Right across the board they are a strong side. They are strong up front and have pace in the flanks. Simply, we need to be very close to our best to get through.”Saints failed to beat Huddersfield last season and therefore the tie was probably the most daunting they could have been handed.“If every team is honest in the fourth round of the cup you’d like an easier game but once the draw is made you get on with it,” Wellens continued. “It is a fantastic tie and as a professional Rugby League player these are the types of games you want to be involved in and the ones you look back on.“If you go over there and perform well it is something you will remember for a long time.“But we have no second chances and no second opportunities if it goes wrong.“We are confident and with being seven from seven there’s no reason to suggest we wouldn’t be. But we don’t want to get over confident and we are working hard each week to improve. We are taking nothing for granted.”Tickets remain on sale for the match from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 05201744 455 052 or by logging on here.CallSend SMSAdd to Skype You’ll need Skype CreditFree via Skypelast_img read more

SAINTS have announced their squad for Sundays Fir

first_imgSAINTS have announced their squad for Sunday’s First Utility Super League match at Bradford Bulls.Captain Paul Wellens returns to the 19 alongside forward Greg Richards.If selected Josh Jones will make his 48th consecutive appearance for the club.Nathan Brown will choose from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola (pictured), 12. Jon Wilkin, 15. Mark Flanagan, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 23. Joe Greenwood, 25. Anthony Walker, 26. Matty Dawson, 27. Greg Richards, 28. Luke Thompson.Francis Cummins will choose his Bradford squad from:2. Elliot Kear, 3. Adrian Purtell, 5. Jamie Foster, 7. Luke Gale, 9. Matt Diskin, 11. Tom Olbison, 13. Chev Walker, 14. Manase Manuokafoa, 15. Adam Sidlow, 16. Danny Addy, 17. Lee Gaskell, 19. Adam O’Brien, 20. Luke George, 21. Adam Henry, 22. Sam Wood, 24. Alex Mellor, 33. Jay Pitts, 34. Joe Arundel, 35. Antonio Kaufusi.The game kicks off at 3pm and the referee will be Matthew Thomason.Tickets for the game remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park and online here.last_img read more

SAINTS have won on their last four visits to the H

first_imgSAINTS have won on their last four visits to the Halliwell Jones Stadium.The Wolves last home win against the Champions was in 2011.Last 10 Meetings:St Helens 20, Warrington 16 (SLR16, 31/5/15) (at St James’ Park, Newcastle)St Helens 32, Warrington 24 (SLR6, 19/3/15)St Helens 12, Warrington 39 (SLR26, 4/9/14)St Helens 24, Warrington 41 (SLR13, 18/5/14) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)Warrington 8, St Helens 38 (SLR1, 13/2/14)St Helens 16, Warrington 29 (SLR26, 30/8/13)St Helens 22, Warrington 48 (SLR16, 25/5/13) (at Etihad Stadium, Manchester)Warrington 10, St Helens 22 (SLR6, 8/3/13)St Helens 18, Warrington 36 (SLQSF, 29/9/12)Warrington 6, St Helens 28 (SLQPO, 15/9/12) Super League Summary:Warrington won 9 (includes win in 2012 play-offs)St Helens won 41 (includes wins in 2010 and 2012 play-offs)2 drawsHighs and Lows:Warrington highest score: 56-22 (H, 2001) (also widest margin)St Helens highest score: 72-2 (H, 2002) (also widest margin)Career Milestones:Jordan Turner needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns.His total of 98 has been scored as follows: 24 for Salford (2006-2009), 34 for Hull FC (2010-2012), 38 for St Helens (2013-2015) and 2 for England Knights (2012).Jon Wilkin needs one try to reach a career century of touchdowns.His total of 99 has been scored as follows: 8 for Hull KR (2000-2002), 90 for St Helens (2003-2015) and 1 for England (2004-2005, 2008-2009 & 2011-2012).Wilkin also made six non-scoring appearances for Great Britain (2006-2007).Consecutive Appearances:Mose Masoe has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 53.He made his Saints debut as a substitute in a 38-18 win against Hull KR at Langtree Park on March 7, 2014 and has been an ever-present in the St Helens side since then.1 Mose Masoe (St Helens) 532 Elliott Whitehead (Catalans Dragons) 413 = Paul Aiton (Leeds Rhinos), Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 37First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 192 Tom Lineham (Hull FC) 173 = Denny Solomona (Castleford Tigers), Albert Kelly (Hull Kingston Rovers) 155 = Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers), Jordan Turner (St Helens), Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) 148 = Kieran Dixon (Hull Kingston Rovers), Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers), Tommy Makinson (St Helens), Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 13Goals:1 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 712 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 703 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 664 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 655 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 636 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 617 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 448 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 429 Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings) 4110 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 37Goals Percentage:1 Jamie Ellis (Huddersfield Giants) 90.90 (10/11)2 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 86.41 (70/81)3 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 84.61 (11/13)4 Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 82.60 (19/23)5 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 82.55 (71/86)6 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 77.38 (65/84)7 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 75.00 (63/84)8 Jacob Miller (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 73.91 (17/23)9 Gareth O’Brien (Warrington Wolves) 72.72 (24/33)10 = Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) (42/58), Mark Percival (St Helens) 72.41 (21/29)Points:1 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 1842 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 1553 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 1544 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 1485 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 1446 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 1377 Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings) 1148 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 1089 Marc Sneyd (Hull FC) 10610 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 98last_img read more

Seven of our under 19s side were part of the Lanca

first_imgSeven of our under 19s side were part of the Lancashire Academy team that beat Yorkshire 36-6, whilst nine of our women’s team played for Lancashire in their 16-10 win over the White Rose.Four of our Saints Women’s side also played in the under 19s origin game at Featherstone Lions.Elsewhere, Jumah Sambou and Lewis Foster were in the England under 16s squad that beat a strong Wales side featuring fellow Saints Scholarship teammates Harvey and Keenan McDaid 26-4.Lancashire v Yorkshire Under 19s: 36-6Saints’ Tom Nisbet, Josh Simm, John Hutchins, Jack Welsby, Jake Wingfield, Matty Foster and Sam Royle all started for Ian Talbot’s side with Foster, Welsby and Hutchings crossing for tries.Joe Sharratt was ‘18th’ man.Lancashire v Yorkshire Women: 16-10Katie-May Williams scored the winning try for Lancashire in a closely fought contest that was tied 6-6 at half time.Naomi Williams, Faye Gaskin, Zoe Harris, Vicky Whitfield, Tara Jones, Emily Rudge and Channy Crowl started the match with Sarah Lovejoy coming off the bench.Wales v England Under 16s: 4-26England exacted revenge on Wales at the Stebonheath Park on Saturday.Jumah Sambou started for England with Lewis Foster coming off the bench – Harvey McDaid and Keenan playing for Wales at full back and hooker respectively.Lancashire v Yorkshire Under 19s Women: 16-54Pip Birchall captained a young side that also featured her teammates Charlotte Hill, Rhianna Burke and Eleanor Dainty.last_img read more