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Martin Murray loses his world title challenge on a split decision in Germany

St Helens Star:

11:45pm Saturday 21st November 2015

MARTIN Murray has lost his WBO World Super-Middleweight title fight against champion Arthur Abraham on a split decision.

Martin Murray loses world title challenge on a split decision in Germany

St Helens Star:

12:26am Sunday 22nd November 2015

MARTIN Murray has lost his WBO World Super-Middleweight challenge on a split decision at the TUI Arena Hannover.

20 Years of Super League: 1999, Ellery Hanley guides Saints to Grand Final glory

St Helens Star:

5:51pm Thursday 19th November 2015

THERE was no such thing as a tranquil off season ahead of the 1999 campaign with the sound of Ellery Hanley’s new broom sweeping through Knowsley Road corridors making sure of that.

Off the ball: Pleasing to see Wello running so well again, but has RL become a 14-man game?

St Helens Star:

9:50am Thursday 19th November 2015

THERE were some pleasing aspects of the matchday at Wigan on Saturday - and not simply the result of England beating the Kiwis to finally win a test series for the first time since 2007.

No weight worries for Martin Murray ahead of Saturday night's WBO World super-middleweight clash with Arthur Abraham

St Helens Star:

9:33am Thursday 19th November 2015

MARTIN Murray used to dread the last week of a title fight when the punishing ritual of shedding the pounds to reach the 160lb limit left him drained, depressed and skulking behind his hotel room "like Gollum”.

Murray on world mission in Abraham fight

St Helens Star:

2:50pm Saturday 21st November 2015

MARTIN Murray is confident of finally becoming WBO World Super-Middleweight champion on Saturday night when he takes on German warrior Arthur Abraham in Hannover.

England hang on to wrap up the series win against New Zealand

St Helens Star:

3:22pm Saturday 14th November 2015

FORMER Saints skipper James Graham roared with delight at the final hooter after playing a big part in helping England clinch the decisive third test victory at Wigan.

UPDATED: Wolves join RL community in sending thoughts and prayers to Gary Carter

St Helens Star:

12:38am Wednesday 11th November 2015

WOLVES have joined the rugby league community in sending their support and best wishes to journalist Gary Carter, who is in a coma after suffering serious head injuries following an incident outside an east London tube station.

England lose a dour game to the Kiwis at the Olympic Stadium

St Helens Star: England RL coach Steve McNamara

5:01pm Saturday 7th November 2015

ENGLAND'S test series with the Kiwis is now all square after New Zealand won a dour, scrappy low-scoring encounter 9-2 in London.

England's third test at Wigan sells out

St Helens Star: James Graham during England's loss to Italy

9:17am Thursday 5th November 2015

THE third rugby league test match between England and New Zealand at Wigan on November 14 has already sold out.

Saints snap up Jack Owens from Widnes Vikings

St Helens Star:

10:08am Wednesday 4th November 2015

SAINTS have signed former Widnes Vikings outside back Jack Owens on a two-year deal.

First test: England 26 New Zealand 12

St Helens Star:

4:45pm Sunday 1st November 2015

England bounced back from 10-0 down to get the test series against the Kiwis off to a winning start.

Haggerty: Pilks belong at the top

St Helens Star:

1:32pm Friday 30th October 2015

PILKINGTON Recs are back at the top table of amateur rugby league after securing promotion to the National Conference Premier Division.

OFF THE BALL: If this England v Kiwis series is half as good, sit back and enjoy!

St Helens Star:

11:49am Friday 30th October 2015

'Put it this way, if the blood bin had been in operation, I reckon only Australian referee Barry ‘The Grasshopper’ Gomersall would have been left out there'

Saints hooker James Roby raring to go again for England

St Helens Star: James Roby

10:06pm Monday 19th October 2015

SAINTS hooker James Roby is itching to pull on the white shirt of England again this Saturday when the national team faces France at Leigh Sports Village (2.00pm).

Saints to kick off Super League XXI at home to Huddersfield

St Helens Star:

12:07pm Sunday 18th October 2015

SAINTS will open their Super League XXI campaign against last year’s third-placed side Huddersfield Giants on Friday, February 5.

Full list of Saints' Super League XXI fixtures revealed

St Helens Star:

10:20am Monday 19th October 2015

SAINTS will open their Super League XXI campaign against last year’s third-placed side Huddersfield Giants on Friday, February 5.

Saints to play Huddersfield Giants as Magic returns to Newcastle

St Helens Star:

11:00am Friday 16th October 2015

SAINTS have been handed new opposition in the shape of Huddersfield Giants for next season's Magic event.

Saints recruit Theo Fages to skipper France in European Championship opener against Ireland

St Helens Star: Theo Fages

11:57pm Thursday 15th October 2015

NEW Saints recruit Theo Fages will captain France in their opening European Championship game against Ireland in Albi on Saturday.

James Roby the only Saints player in England squad to face New Zealand

St Helens Star: James Roby

11:45am Sunday 11th October 2015

HOOKER James Roby is the only Saints player in Steve McNamara's England squad for this autumn’s International Series against France and New Zealand.

Saints to take on Sydney Roosters in World Series

St Helens Star:

8:34pm Thursday 8th October 2015

Saints will face NRL Minor Premiers Sydney Roosters in the 2016 World Club Series.

Martin Murray to challenge Arthur Abraham for world title in November

St Helens Star: Martin Murray buzzing at Matchroom switch and move up to super middleweight

12:45pm Wednesday 7th October 2015

WARRINGTON fighter Martin Murray says he is confident of being crowned world champion after being handed his first opportunity to win a title since moving up to super middleweight.

Zak Hardaker named Steve Prescott Man of Steel beating Saints prop Alex Walmsley

St Helens Star:

10:56pm Monday 5th October 2015

LEEDS Rhinos full back Zak Hardaker has been named the 2015 Steve Prescott Man of Steel.

Cunningham's praise for 17 Saints heroes

St Helens Star:

2:23am Saturday 3rd October 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham was proud of the effort and commitment his team showed despite watching them fall at the final hurdle to Old Trafford.

WITH PICTURES: Brave Saints suffer Headingley heartbreak

St Helens Star:

10:50pm Friday 2nd October 2015

SAINTS’ reign as champions is over after they suffered an agonising 20-13 defeat at treble-seeking Leeds.

Do-or-die for champions Saints at Leeds

St Helens Star:

10:17am Friday 2nd October 2015

SAINTS will be backed by a 2,000-strong travelling army when they set foot into a white hot cauldron at Headingley tonight.

Saints must travel to Headingley in Super League semi final

St Helens Star:

10:12pm Friday 25th September 2015

DEFENDING champions Saints will have to travel to newly crowned League Leaders Leeds in the semi final of the Super League.

PICTURES ADDED: Flat Saints fall to disappointing defeat at home to Warrington Wolves

St Helens Star:

10:23pm Thursday 24th September 2015

SAINTS produced a flat, disappointing display to slump to a 32-16 defeat at home to Warrington.

Saints sign French half back Theo Fages from Salford Red Devils

St Helens Star: Theo Fages attempts and fails to tackle Shannon McDonnell

10:29am Thursday 24th September 2015

SAINTS have signed Salford half back Theo Fages on what is believed to be a four-year deal.

Saints strongly tipped for move for ex-Red Devil Theo Fages

St Helens Star: Theo Fages attempts and fails to tackle Shannon McDonnell

12:10am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

FRENCH half back Theo Fages could be ready to renew his working relationship with former mentor Sean Long at Saints.

Cunningham delight after taking derby spoils over Wigan

St Helens Star:

1:05am Saturday 19th September 2015

THE contrast in the press room after the match summed up what the Saints v Wigan derby means to both towns, the teams and the personnel that front them.

Josh Jones snatches the spoils for Saints in classic derby

St Helens Star:

10:09pm Friday 18th September 2015

JOSH Jones produced a smash and grab finish to snatch the derby spoils from Wigan at a noisy Langtree Park.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook: Defence will be key as we move towards knockout rugby

St Helens Star:

6:13pm Thursday 17th September 2015

SAINTS forward Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook believes a win over Wigan would underline the team'sturnaround in fortunes ahead of the knockout semi-final - but he has stressed that they have to take their defensive efforts up a notch.

PICTURES: How Saints secured semi-final qualification

St Helens Star:

11:17am Friday 11th September 2015

FLYING wing Adam Swift dashed in for a stunning hat-trick of tries as Saints made certain of a semi-final qualification with a 42-38 win at Castleford.

Cunningham blast for video ref calls as Saints secure semi final spot

St Helens Star:

1:54am Friday 11th September 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham was pleased to see his side make it through to the play off semi finals despite some leaky defence.

Saints squeak home in high scoring game

St Helens Star:

10:17pm Thursday 10th September 2015

SAINTS made certain of making the semi finals after beating Castleford 42-38 in a topsy-turvy game.

Luke Walsh's display will silence the critics after tough spell

St Helens Star:

6:10am Thursday 10th September 2015

LUKE Walsh’s performance at Leeds was his best since returning from last year’s horrific broken leg and dislocated ankle.

Off the ball: The camera never lies? Some plays are best judged at normal speed

St Helens Star:

5:06pm Wednesday 9th September 2015

ONE of the biggest beefs coaches have had in the past with televised games is the way matches are refereed differently to those not subject to the big screen calls.

Keiron Cunningham answers: Beating Leeds, praise for props, Wilko's return and threat of Castleford

St Helens Star:

4:47pm Wednesday 9th September 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham was full of praise from the way his team bounced back at Leeds – but says his side needs to kick on from that tonight at Castleford.

IN PICTURES: How Saints bounced back to winning ways at Leeds

St Helens Star:

12:34pm Monday 7th September 2015

JON Wilkin produced a captain's knock on a winning return to the Saints fold in Friday night's five-try triumph against newly crowned Challenge Cup winners Leeds Rhinos.

Martin Murray floors opponent seven times to claim easy win

St Helens Star:

12:27am Sunday 6th September 2015

ST HELENS fighter Martin Murray made short work of Colombia’s Jose Miguel Torres – stopping him in the fifth round after inflicting a seventh knock down in the bout at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.

Getting Wilko back gave us so much - Cunningham

St Helens Star:

1:36am Saturday 5th September 2015

SAINTS coach Keiron Cunningham was delighted with the way his side got stuck into the Leeds Rhinos from the word go at Headingley.

UPDATED with pictures: Saints win at Leeds to end losing streak in style

St Helens Star:

9:57pm Friday 4th September 2015

SAINTS have bounced back to winning ways beating Challenge Cup holders Leeds on their own midden.

INTERVIEW: Wilkin talks return, players in transition and the need for more vocal men on the pitch

St Helens Star:

12:57pm Thursday 3rd September 2015

SAINTS skipper Jon Wilkin is keen to make up for lost time after suffering a frustrating summer with a broken thumb sidelining him just when his presence on the field was needed most.

Murray's sights on world title clash

St Helens Star:

12:00pm Friday 4th September 2015

MARTIN Murray will be out to impress when he fights Jose Miguel Torres on Saturday – and already has a world title clash with WBO Super Middleweight king Arthur Abraham fixed firmly in his sights.

Wilkin: We are the only team that can scupper Leeds' treble hopes

St Helens Star:

5:35pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

RETURNING captain Jon Wilkin believes Saints are the only team that can scupper Leeds Rhinos’ march to the treble.

Off the ball: One win can spark season back to life

St Helens Star:

12:32pm Thursday 27th August 2015

THE last four weeks have not been great, have they?

Euro loss fuels Liv Hussey's desire to bounce back

St Helens Star:

5:20pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

FIFTEEN-year-old Wildcard ABC fighter Liv Hussey returned from home from Hungary on Sunday evening after two weeks of intense international boxing duties culminating in the prestigious junior European Championship In her first round draw against an vastly more experienced boxer from the host country, judges edged a tight 30-29 decision to the Hungarian fighter.

The task facing Saints to make the top four

St Helens Star:

10:28am Friday 21st August 2015

SAINTS’ battle to make the inaugural top four play offs intensified with their loss to Huddersfield last night.

Cunningham's reaction: We have not capitulated, the season is not over

St Helens Star:

1:26am Friday 21st August 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham saw improvement despite their fourth loss and defiantly declared that “the season is not over”.

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