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Cunningham apologises to fans after Leeds debacle

St Helens Star:

12:16am Saturday 4th July 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham lambasted his team's performance after watching them slump to a 46-18 defeat at Headingley.

Saints suffer on an awful night at Headingley

St Helens Star:

10:26pm Friday 3rd July 2015

SAINTS produced a woeful error-strewn performance to lose emphatically to leaders and Challenge Cup semi opponents Leeds.

Murray back with a bang

St Helens Star:

12:05pm Friday 3rd July 2015

WARRINGTON-based boxer Martin Murray will make a quick return to the ring following his emphatic two-round demolition of George Beroshvili in Liverpool on his super middleweight debut, writes Mike Critchley.

Keiron Cunningham Answers: Our back five have been brilliant for us since early lull

St Helens Star:

5:33pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham praised Saints' sparkling backline when he spoke with the Star's Mike Critchley.

Saints will turn to Adam Quinlan as full back number seven

St Helens Star:

2:51pm Wednesday 1st July 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham believes Parramatta’s Adam Quinlan fits the bill perfectly to answer the club’s latest full back SOS call.

Joe Greenwood charged, Luke Walsh cautioned for kicking out

St Helens Star:

3:12pm Monday 29th June 2015

SAINTS forward Joe Greenwood is among three players have been charged with offences committed in Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final ties.

Mose Masoe to join NRL's St George Illawarra Dragons

St Helens Star:

5:00am Monday 29th June 2015

SAINTS will be losing Mose Masoe to the NRL at the end of year after the man mountain agreed to join St George Illawarra Dragons next season.

Cunningham praises skipper Jon Wilkin for helping steer Saints to 'ugly' cup win

St Helens Star:

9:37pm Sunday 28th June 2015

SAINTS coach Keiron Cunningham admitted that the team had not been at its best for the Challenge Cup quarter final clash against Widnes, but was pleased with the way they came home in the final 30 minutes.

Saints beat Widnes to go through to Challenge Cup semi

St Helens Star:

6:07pm Sunday 28th June 2015

SAINTS are in the Challenge Cup semi final after overcoming a stubborn Widnes Vikings to win 36-20.

Martin Murray makes short work of George Beroshvili in Liverpool

St Helens Star:

8:50pm Friday 26th June 2015

MARTIN Murray made short work of Georgia's George Beroshvili to delight his travelling Barmy Army at Liverpool's Echo Arena.

Martin Murray aiming to make an impression at super middleweight

St Helens Star:

5:24pm Friday 26th June 2015

MARTIN Murray is looking for a big performance tonight in Liverpool when he tackles Georgia’s George Beroshvili.

Murray to fight Beroshvili on super middleweight debut

St Helens Star:

11:22am Friday 26th June 2015

MARTIN Murray will fight George Beroshvili on his super middleweight debut at Liverpool's Echo Arena tonight, Friday.

Owen Livesey aiming to keep climbing at Baku's European Games

St Helens Star: Owen Livesey in action

1:03pm Thursday 25th June 2015

COMMONWEALTH gold medallist Owen Livesey is aiming to keep on climbing the world rankings when he fights at the European Games on Friday.

Saints will bring in another full back after McDonnell injury and Wellens retirement

St Helens Star:

9:52am Thursday 25th June 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham has had to move to find yet another full back after the season-ending snapped Achilles sustained by Shannon McDonnell.

Interview: A fan who plays - how Saints legend Paul Wellens got to live his boyhood dreams

St Helens Star:

4:38pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

TODAY'S sports nutritionists would probably tear their hair out but Paul Wellens' pre-match preparation ahead of his first of 10 Grand Finals could be described as classic St Helens.

Cunningham hails Wellens as 'one of the Saints greats'

St Helens Star:

10:00am Wednesday 24th June 2015

SAINTS head coach Keiron Cunningham paid a glowing tribute to full back Paul Wellens, describing him as one of “the greatest” after the former skipper announced his retirement as a player this morning.

Saints legend Paul Wellens hangs up his boots after 18 years at the top

St Helens Star:

10:00am Wednesday 24th June 2015

AFTER a remarkable 18 seasons at the top level of rugby league former Saints skipper Paul Wellens has been forced to hang up his boots.

Martin Murray's opponent named for Liverpool date

St Helens Star:

8:24pm Friday 19th June 2015

MARTIN Murray will fight George Beroshvili on his super middleweight debut at Liverpool's Echo Arena on Friday, June 26.

Match reaction: 'Awful' Saints did not deserve to win

St Helens Star:

2:04am Friday 19th June 2015

SAINTS’ last gasp 25-24 defeat at the hands of Castleford was “what they deserved”, according to coach Keiron Cunningham.

Updated with pictures: Bad night as Saints sunk with last kick of the game

St Helens Star:

10:42pm Thursday 18th June 2015

SAINTS' winning run came to a dramatic halt with a last second drop goal at the Jungle.

No wonder Wilko had a smile on his face after a derby to remember

St Helens Star:

11:56am Thursday 18th June 2015

HOW the times have changed.

Josh Jones to switch codes with Exeter Chiefs at the end of the season

St Helens Star:

6:21am Wednesday 17th June 2015

SAINTS’ versatile centre or back row forward Josh Jones is switching rugby codes at the end of the current Super League season and joining Exeter Chiefs on a two year deal.

13 amazing pictures from Saints' triumph over Wigan Warriors

St Helens Star:

12:31pm Monday 15th June 2015

SAINTS produced a stunning performance to see off rivals Wigan to move to the top of the Super League table.

Reaction: Keiron Cunningham praises ruthless Saints

St Helens Star:

1:25am Saturday 13th June 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham praised the ruthlessness of his side after watching them see off Wigan to climb to the top of the Super League pile.

PICTURES: Saints go top of Super League after beating Wigan

St Helens Star:

10:04pm Friday 12th June 2015

SAINTS have comprehensively beaten Wigan 30-14 to go to the top of Super a League.

Saints championship winning class of 1975 takes a bow

St Helens Star:

10:52am Friday 12th June 2015

WHEN fans are asked to name classic Saints teams it is invariably the ones with a year ending in 6 that get the nod of approval.

Mark Flanagan: Wigan clashes are what you play rugby league for

St Helens Star:

10:48am Friday 12th June 2015

THE utility value of Mark Flanagan has been well recognised in his four years since signing from Wests Tigers – and was again called upon once again last weekend.

Tommy Makinson has 'dodged a bullet' with small leg break, says Cunningham

St Helens Star:

11:50am Tuesday 9th June 2015

SAINTS wing Tommy Makinson is expected to be back in action before the end of the Super 8s after suffering a small break in his fibula and ankle ligament damage.

Tommy Makinson confirms ankle surgery

St Helens Star:

1:01pm Sunday 7th June 2015

SAINTS wing Tommy Makinson has confirmed supporters' worst fears and revealed that Friday's late injury required surgery.

Match reaction: Cunningham praise for team after injuries strike

St Helens Star:

11:36pm Friday 5th June 2015

SAINTS coach Keiron Cunningham was pleased with the way his side battled to the top of the table with a 32-12 win – although he admitted that it was at some cost.

Saints win over Red Devils achieved at some cost

St Helens Star:

10:18pm Friday 5th June 2015

SAINTS moved to the top of the Super League summit with a hard-fought win that may have been achieved at some cost.

Magic moments! Things that made Saints win at Newcastle so special

St Helens Star:

11:06am Monday 1st June 2015

SAINTS ended their four-year Magic hoodoo with a stirring second half rally to tame the Wolves at Newcastle United's St James' Park.

Cunningham's praise for Saints spirit after they get Magic monkey off their backs

St Helens Star:

11:50pm Sunday 31st May 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham described Saints Magic weekend win over Warrington as a "game of two halves" after seeing his team rally from a 16-8 half time deficit to win 20-16.

Saints end their Magic hoodoo with win over Wolves

St Helens Star:

5:35pm Sunday 31st May 2015

SAINTS have ended their Magic hoodoo with a stunning 20-16 win over Warrington.

Turner making an impression

St Helens Star: Jordan Turner try

10:31am Friday 29th May 2015

JORDAN Turner has attacked the 2015 season a couple of kilos heavier than last term as he strives to make a big impression on the Super League campaign.

Saints bid to make it Magic

St Helens Star:

12:48pm Thursday 28th May 2015

SAINTS will be out to stop the Magic rot when they break new ground at St James’ Park in Newcastle on Sunday.

Turner fends off labyrinthitis

St Helens Star: Jordan Turner try

5:41pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

SAINTS centre Jordan Turner played his part in the team’s try of the season so far on Friday.

Match reaction: Cunningham praise for brilliant Saints

St Helens Star:

1:59am Saturday 23rd May 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham describes his team's win at Hull as "brilliant" and singled out Josh Jones, who made a crucial try saving tackle in the second half, for special praise.

Saints win at Hull FC

St Helens Star:

10:14pm Friday 22nd May 2015

SAINTS produced a remarkable defensive effort to chalk up an impressive 17-10 at Hull FC.

Jon Wilkin pleads guilty - and takes a one-game ban

St Helens Star:

7:03pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

SAINTS skipper Jon Wilkin will miss Friday's trip to Hull after being banned for one match.

Jon Wilkin charged with reckless high tackle

St Helens Star: Jon Wilkin

5:50pm Monday 18th May 2015

SAINTS skipper Jon Wilkin has been charged with making a reckless high tackle during Friday's win over York.

Cunningham praises a job well done after seeing off York

St Helens Star:

12:32am Saturday 16th May 2015

KEIRON Cunningham believes Saints' 46-6 victory over  League One minnows York was a job well done.

WITH PICTURES: Saints ease past York to make Challenge Cup quarter finals

St Helens Star:

1:50pm Saturday 16th May 2015

SAINTS have eased through to the last eight of the Challenge Cup after a 46-6 triumph over York City Knights.

UPDATED: Luke Walsh could miss four to five weeks after minor surgery on ankle

St Helens Star:

9:41pm Monday 11th May 2015

SAINTS scrum half Luke Walsh could be out for up to a month after undergoing minor surgery on the same ankle that he damaged last July.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook relishing life in the back row

St Helens Star:

9:40am Friday 8th May 2015

THE abundance of fit and in-form props at Saints has allowed Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook to do what coaches have been looking to do for years and move into the back row.

James Roby returns for Catalans trip

St Helens Star:

9:36am Friday 8th May 2015

JAMES Roby returns to Saints' line-up for tomorrow night's game at Catalans.

Interview: 30 years after landmark Premiership Final, Mal Meninga talks Saints and his regret at never returning

St Helens Star:

12:24pm Thursday 7th May 2015

THIS week marks the 30th anniversary of Mal Meninga’s final match of an all too short spell for the Saints – but memories of that Premiership Final and the other 30 games that preceded it still burn brightly for fans of a certain generation.

Starlets begin to graduate from the St Helens Darts Academy

St Helens Star:

12:11pm Thursday 7th May 2015

THE St Helens Darts academy which started with eight players and two boards 18 months ago, now has a whopping 95 youngsters on its books.

Cunningham praise for Warrior Wellens

St Helens Star:

10:06am Thursday 7th May 2015

THE signing of full back Shannon McDonnell should take the pressure off needing to rush the team’s indomitable warrior Paul Wellens back.

Catalans clash will see fascinating duel between the halves

St Helens Star:

9:57am Thursday 7th May 2015

SAINTS face a tough test on Saturday (5pm) against a Catalans Dragons side that have proven to be a different proposition on their home turf this year.

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