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Saints lose at Hull KR

St Helens Star:

10:17pm Friday 27th March 2015

SAINTS have lost their unbeaten record in Super League after going down 24-22 at Hull KR.

Rooney wins English squash title

St Helens Star:

12:47pm Thursday 26th March 2015

ST HELENS squash player Patrick Rooney continued his steady progress in the sport by winning the Tecnifibre English Junior Championships at Edgbaston Priory.

Off the ball: Review of the interchange rules could lead to game being opened up

St Helens Star:

10:46am Thursday 26th March 2015

IT has got to be positive news to hear that the RFL are working with the NRL in Australia on a review of the interchange rules.

Cunningham Answers: Wilko's leadership, spelling Roby and managing Wello's contribution

St Helens Star:

10:23am Thursday 26th March 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham was delighted at the way his side buried their home hoodoo against Warrington to stretch their winning run to six out of six this season.

Keiron Cunningham accuses Tony Smith of 'sour grapes'

St Helens Star:

7:50pm Monday 23rd March 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham has accused his Warrington counterpart Tony Smith of "sour grapes" over comments arising after Thursday’s match.

PICTURES: 10 key points from Saints' 'brilliant' win over Warrington

St Helens Star:

11:24am Friday 20th March 2015

SAINTS pushed ahead at the top of Super League after recording their first ever home win over Warrington Wolves since leaving Knowsley Road.

Cunningham hails brilliant Saints after impressive win over Warrington Wolves

St Helens Star:

7:25am Friday 20th March 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham hailed his side's performance as brilliant as they swept their sixth league win out of six after a 32-24 win over Warrington.

UPDATED report and pictures: Saints 32 Warrington Wolves 24

St Helens Star:

10:15pm Thursday 19th March 2015

SAINTS have buried their Langtree Park hoodoo against Warrington Wolves with a thrilling 32-24.

Saints tight-lipped on Shaun Kenny-Dowall speculation

St Helens Star: Win the VIP treatment to watch Saints play Widnes

11:16am Thursday 19th March 2015

SAINTS are remaining tight-lipped on speculation in the Australian press linking the club with Sydney Roosters centre Shaun Kenny-Dowall.

Jon Wilkin to take on another role in the middle when Luke Walsh returns

St Helens Star:

10:22am Thursday 19th March 2015

SKIPPER Jon Wilkin could be handed a new role in middle of the field when scrum half Luke Walsh finally returns from his lengthy lay off.

Cunningham Answers: Warrington have some big boppers in the middle, but we are not a small side either

St Helens Star:

5:38pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

SAINTS coach Keiron Cunningham talked to the Star’s Mike Critchley about the team’s unbeaten start, the challenge of Warrington and the role of Lance Hohaia.

St Helens v Warrington teams: Roby and Amor return for Warrington Wolves clash

St Helens Star:

2:09pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

JAMES Roby and Kyle Amor return to Saints 19-man squad for Thursday's First Utility Super League Round Six clash with Warrington Wolves.

Skipper Jon Wilkin signs new deal

St Helens Star: Jon Wilkin

4:20pm Monday 16th March 2015

SAINTS skipper Jon Wilkin has signed 12-month contract extension at the club.

Luke Walsh to return to action in April; plus latest injury news on Mark Percival and Jonny Lomax

St Helens Star: Luke Walsh was very impressive in the win over Castleford and clicked again with Lance Hohaia. 	Picture: Bernard Platt

4:12pm Monday 16th March 2015

SAINTS expect scrum half Luke Walsh to be back in action after Easter.

10 talking points from Saints' win over Widnes

St Helens Star:

11:45am Monday 16th March 2015

Saints came from 14-6 down at Widnes at half rime, to eventually triumph 30-20.

Praise for Atelea Vea's immense performance

St Helens Star:

1:13am Saturday 14th March 2015

KEIRON Cunningham was happy with his side's second half transformation which saw them turn a 14-6 deficit into a 30-20 triumph.

Saints defeat Widnes 30-20 to move top of the table

St Helens Star:

10:31pm Friday 13th March 2015

SAINTS came back from a 14-6 half time deficit to take the spoils at Widnes.

Off the ball: Quick play the balls are now a lottery

St Helens Star:

10:22am Thursday 12th March 2015

WATCH any game of rugby league from the 1970s and see how simple the process of a player running the ball in, being tackled, regaining his feet and playing the ball used to be.

Lomax and Percival await scan results, Flanagan has surgery on tear duct

St Helens Star:

5:13pm Monday 9th March 2015

SAINTS will be without full back Jonny Lomax, centre Mark Percival and loose forward Mark Flanagan for Friday’s short trip to Widnes.

10 images from Saints' gritty win at Wakefield

St Helens Star:

12:47pm Monday 9th March 2015

SAINTS had to dig deep and overcome plenty of adversity to keep their winning Super League run going at Wakefield.

Cunningham proud of his injury hit team

St Helens Star:

2:08am Saturday 7th March 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham was proud of the way his injury-ravaged team dug deep to see off Wakefield's challenge to maintain a 100 per cent record after four rounds of the Super League.

Updated with pictures: Saints win at Wakefield - but are in the wars

St Helens Star:

10:36pm Friday 6th March 2015

SAINTS survived a monumental scare at Wakefield to cling on to their winning start to the Super League season.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: The flame lit by Precky motivates Scully for his Marathon des Sables challenge

St Helens Star:

1:05pm Thursday 5th March 2015

BACK-to-back Man of Steel Paul Sculthorpe has never been the sort of bloke to shirk a physical challenge – but next month will see him tackle by far his toughest test to date.

Saints will adjust attack and defence to deal with slower rucks

St Helens Star:

12:06pm Thursday 5th March 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham has received clarification from the RFL’s head of match officials Jon Sharp over the apparent change in how the ruck is being policed.

Cunningham expects Wakefield to make it a bit of an arm wrestle

St Helens Star:

11:06am Thursday 5th March 2015

SUSPENSIONS and injury means that league-leading Saints will have to tweak their team a bit for Friday night’s tricky trip to Wakefield.

Off the ball: Increase in in-play punishments can have its pitfalls

St Helens Star:

IT is fair to say video technology and the extra pairs of eyes watching the game has generally been a good thing for rugby league.

Kyle Amor and Travis Burns suspended by RFL disciplinary committee

St Helens Star:

6:28pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

SAINTS prop Kyle Amor has admitted making dangerous contact on the head, neck or spinal column of Cas full back Jordan Tansey and been banned for two matches.

Saints to contest charges against Travis Burns and Kyle Amor

St Helens Star:

6:47pm Monday 2nd March 2015

SAINTS will contest the charges against the two players called before tomorrow's disciplinary hearing.

Burns and Amor charged

St Helens Star: Kyle Amor - injured

3:17pm Monday 2nd March 2015

SAINTS could have stand off Travis Burns and Kyle Amor banned after both were charged for offences in the game against Castleford.

Martin Murray sets sights on a Langtree Park fight night

St Helens Star:

1:19pm Saturday 28th February 2015

MARTIN Murray may have lost his world title clash against the awesome champion Gennady Golovkin a week ago, but he received a hero's welcome at Langtree Park ahead of last night's match.

We showed grit and determination after losing Kyle, says Cunningham

St Helens Star:

12:14pm Saturday 28th February 2015

KEIRON Cunningham is proud of his troops for backing up from last Sunday's South Sydney mauling to beat Castleford 21-14 last night.

Cunningham to seek clarification on slow rucks

St Helens Star:

9:24am Saturday 28th February 2015

KEIRON Cunningham says he will seek clarification from the referees over the slow play the balls that were a feature of Saints' win over Castleford.

Updated with pictures: Saints pick themselves up to beat Castleford 21-14

St Helens Star:

9:56pm Friday 27th February 2015

SAINTS stay on top of the league after showing plenty of character to see off Castleford.

Super Smith leads the way as St Helens send five qualifiers to UK Open

St Helens Star:

11:49am Thursday 26th February 2015

ST HELENS will have a remarkable five qualifiers taking part in the finals of next month’s Coral UK Open at the Butlins Minehead Resort.

Off the ball: No shame in losing to world's best

St Helens Star:

11:24am Thursday 26th February 2015

IT was hard to be anything but deflated after a weekend that promised so much ended the way it did with a defeat for Martin Murray and a right old mullering for the Saints.

Defiant Martin Murray challenge opens more doors than it closes

St Helens Star:

9:46am Thursday 26th February 2015

MARTIN Murray’s heroic defeat against the phenomena that is Gennady Golovkin has opened more doors than it has closed – and the offers will be flooding in.

Luke Walsh will not be rushed back before he is ready, declares Cunningham

St Helens Star:

5:29pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

SAINTS coach Keiron Cunningham has explained that star scrum half Luke Walsh will not be rushed back until his ankle is good and ready.

Saints make changes for Castleford clash

St Helens Star:

5:07pm Wednesday 25th February 2015

SAINTS boss Keiron Cunningham believes his team will bounce back at home to Castleford on Friday night.

Cunningham: We got schooled by best side in the world

St Helens Star:

11:59pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

KEIRON Cunningham expressed his bitter disappointment after seeing his Saints team succumb to the heaviest ever World Club Challenge defeat.

Saints crushed by Australian champs in World Club Challenge

St Helens Star:

9:14pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

SAINTS were taught a harsh lesson by NRL champions South Sydney in front of a packed Langtree Park crowd.

Saints trail badly at half time of World Club Challenge

St Helens Star: Mark Percival storms through

8:05pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

SAINTS are being taught a harsh lesson by NRL champions South Sydney in front of a packed Langtrree Park crowd.

Updated with pictures: Martin Murray shows character and guts but is stopped by ruthless Golovkin

St Helens Star:

12:52am Sunday 22nd February 2015

MARTIN Murray showed guts and character in spades, and no little skill, in his world title challenge against Gennady Golovkin before finally being stopped in round 11.

Brave Martin Murray loses to Gennady Golovkin in Monte Carlo

St Helens Star:

11:56pm Saturday 21st February 2015

MARTIN Murray put in a brave performance before losing to unbeaten WBA, IBO middleweight and WBC Interim champion Gennady Golovkin in Monte Carlo.

How Martin Murray made graveside tribute to former mentor ahead of Gennady Golovkin fight

St Helens Star:

8:00am Saturday 21st February 2015

SHORTLY before boarding the plane to South Africa seven weeks ago world middleweight contender Martin Murray fulfilled what is now a standard pre-fight ritual by visiting the graveside of his former trainer John Chisnall.

Saints, Wigan and Warrington put on a united front for World Series showdown

St Helens Star:

12:49pm Thursday 19th February 2015

LEADING figures from the three English clubs preparing for this weekend’s ground-breaking World Series are putting aside their traditional rivalry and have adopted a united front against the cream of the NRL.

Greenwood continues to repay faith in him with two tries in Salford triumph

St Helens Star:

12:16pm Thursday 19th February 2015

JOE Greenwood continued to repay the faith placed in him by coach Keiron Cunningham with another fine display as Saints coasted to victory over the Red Devils.

Last time around: When Scully produced his Roy of the Rovers act to tame the Brisbane Broncos

St Helens Star:

5:10pm Thursday 19th February 2015

ROY of the Rovers type story lines very rarely happen in cold, hard reality of professional sport – but when they do occur it takes a special sort of character to pen them.

Two worlds will collide when Mose Masoe meets George Burgess, part II

St Helens Star:

4:30pm Thursday 19th February 2015

TWO worlds collide may be a marketing slogan for the upcoming Super League clubs clashes against the cream of the NRL – but for two players that statement is probably being taken literally.

Martin Murray not fazed by the destructive power of GGG

St Helens Star:

11:27am Thursday 19th February 2015

MIDDLEWEIGHT contender Martin Murray will be in prime mental and physical condition when he challenges the formidable Gennady Golovkin for the world crown.

Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis highlights James Roby as Saints' key threat

St Helens Star:

11:04am Thursday 19th February 2015

SOUTH Sydney Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis says his team will not be taking Saints lightly when they run out in front of a fervent Langtree Park crowd on Sunday night.

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