Tommo is doing brilliantly - but he needs a week out

St Helens Star:

12:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NATHAN Brown has spelled out his reasons for leaving powerful young forward Luke Thompson out of his 19-man squad for the Widnes game – and hammered home the point that he is definitely not dropped.

Nathan Brown Answers: The key is about improving and getting positives out of the game

St Helens Star:

11:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown looked ahead to the visit of cock-a-hoop Widnes on Friday, in conversation with the Star’s senior sports writer Mike Critchley.

Owen targets Commonwealth gold after a whirlwind return to judo

St Helens Star:

10:16am Thursday 24th July 2014

OWEN Livesey is hoping that his whirlwind return to judo is capped off with a Commonwealth Games gold medal for England.

Bunting and Smith exit World Matchplay

St Helens Star:

8:08am Thursday 24th July 2014

PHIL TAYLOR hit an incredible nine-dart finish against Michael Smith at the BetVictor World Matchplay on Wednesday as 13-6 victory moved him into the quarter-finals alongside Adrian Lewis, Gary Anderson and Wes Newton.

Saints sizzle back to the top of Super League

St Helens Star:

11:10am Thursday 24th July 2014

SAINTS easily saw off the challenge of relegated London Broncos to return to top spot with a series of late tries putting the icing on the cake.

Off the Ball: No shortage of rugby league books these days

St Helens Star:

12:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

WHEN I was a kid in the 70s my mam regularly took me to Horace Street library to 'get a book on rugby'.

Forum for Steve Prescott's book launch

St Helens Star:

10:22am Thursday 24th July 2014

One in a Million - the autobiography of Rugby League legend Steve Prescott will take centre stage at Langtree Park on Thursday, 28 August 7pm. Former team mates of the inspirational full back will go through anecdotes of their times spent with Steve.

Luke Walsh returns to Saints line-up

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

4:49pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SAINTS welcome back Luke Walsh to the squad on Friday, with Lance Hohaia missing out through injury.

Chizzy to meet Van Gerwen in the last eight of World Matchplay

St Helens Star:

1:44am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MICHAEL VAN GERWEN and James Wade romped into the BetVictor World Matchplay quarter-finals with comfortable wins over Ian White and Richie Burnett on Tuesday, as Dave Chisnall and Simon Whitlock joined them in the last eight in Blackpool.

Saints suffer blow with Lance Hohaia ruled out for eight weeks

St Helens Star:

5:05pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SAINTS have been dealt a blow with the news that stand off Lance Hohaia will be out of action for eight to ten weeks with a foot injury.

Joe Greenwood extends his Saints stay

St Helens Star: Special try: Joe Greenwood celebrates his crucial touch down.

9:56am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JOE Greenwood has put pen to paper on a three-year contract extension at the Saints.

Bunting get his World Matchplay off to a flying start

St Helens Star:

9:18am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Lakeside Champion Stephen Bunting enjoyed a superb World Matchplay debut as he overcame number six seed Peter Wright, the World Championship finalist and Premier League star who went down 10-6.

Ashworth pledges future to Saints

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

9:40am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JACK Ashworth is the latest Academy youngster to pledge their future to the Club.

Woods' unbeaten 73 sends Town back to the top of the table

St Helens Star: Slazenger V100 TAS ULTIMATE cricket bat

9:29am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

St Helens Town 1st XI went back to the top of the Liverpool competition second division with an 8 wicket win over Birkenhead St.Marys.

Wembley Challenge Cup Final launch for Steve Prescott's autobiography

St Helens Star: The inspirational Steve Prescott

1:15pm Monday 21st July 2014

One in a Million - the autobiography of Rugby League legend Steve Prescott MBE - will be officially launched at this year’s Tetley’s Challenge Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday, August 23.

So far so good for St Helens darters in the World Matchplay

St Helens Star:

10:54am Monday 21st July 2014

IT is a case of so far so good for the first two of the three St Helens darters in the BetVictor World Matchplay at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

St Helens Town link up with water suppliers

St Helens Star:

11:18am Monday 21st July 2014

St Helens Town Football Club and social enterprise Fusion21 have teamed up to keep players hydrated across all five teams.

Rainford move back to top

St Helens Star: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

11:11am Monday 21st July 2014

RAINFORD regained top spot in the topsy turvy Division 1 of the Med Imaging Liverpool Competition by virtue of a clinical disposal of bottom club Wavertree; a fighting draw by Newton Le Willows denying previous leaders Highfield and rain halting Formby’s progress at Northop Hall.

World Matchplay, Justin Pipe v Michael Smith

St Helens Star:

10:59am Monday 21st July 2014

How the match was won.

World Matchplay, Dave Chisnall v Dean Winstanley

St Helens Star:

10:57am Monday 21st July 2014

How the match was won.

Lance Hohaia injury puts dampener on Saints' capital success

St Helens Star:

8:22am Sunday 20th July 2014

SAINTS will know more about the injury sustained by in-form half back Lance Hohaia later on in the week.

Saints see off Broncos 58-16

St Helens Star:

6:11pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SAINTS easily saw off the challenge of relegated London Broncos to return to top spot with a series of late tries flattering the visitors.

No old pals act from Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook in London

St Helens Star:

12:08pm Friday 18th July 2014

LOUIE McCarthy-Scarsbrook was very sorry to see his former club London Broncos relegated last Sunday – meaning that the capital will have no representation in Super League for the first time since its inception.

Willie Manu hoping that spring's injury lay-off can be turned into a positive

St Helens Star: Willie Manu  and Jon Wilkin nail Leeds' Ryan Hall

12:51pm Friday 18th July 2014

Tongan World Cup packman Willie Manu is hoping his early season absence may give him a bonus when it comes to freshness approaching the crucial last third of the season.

1976: The year Dad's Army taught the Chemics a lesson

St Helens Star:

1:19pm Friday 18th July 2014

It was pleasing to see Saints legend Kel Coslett awarded with a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Lenine and Maisie make it to Wimbledon finals

St Helens Star:

10:32am Thursday 17th July 2014

TWO Rainford Tennis Club players will be competing on the grass courts of Wimbledon next month after reaching the finals of a national competition.

Nathan Brown Answers: The players should not buy into the negativity around

St Helens Star:

10:28am Thursday 17th July 2014

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown called for the team to respond better to adversity – and spelled out the importance of a good five-week run of performances in conversation with the Star’s senior sports writer Mike Critchley.

Saints name 19-man for London

St Helens Star:

2:43pm Thursday 17th July 2014

MATTY Dawson is rewarded for some good performances on dual registration with Rochdale and is called into the 19-man squad for London, replacing Adam Swift.

Qureshi takes wickets in vain

St Helens Star: Slazenger V100 TAS ULTIMATE cricket bat

12:48pm Thursday 17th July 2014

ON a day when rain was forecast, Rainhill strangely elected to bat at home to Northern.

Thatto keen to bounce back against St Judes

St Helens Star: Hendon seal home success

11:49am Thursday 17th July 2014

THATTO Heath Crusaders' five game unbeaten run came to an abrupt end at Castleford Lock Lane when the Yorkshiremen claimed victory with almost the last move of the game.

Town stay in second spot after win

St Helens Star: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

11:31am Thursday 17th July 2014

St Helens Town won their eighth league game of the season and stay in second place with a six wicket win over Alder.

Javelin win for Tom McKeever

St Helens Star: Carn Brea running track to be rebuilt in Redruth?

11:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

St Helens Sutton A.C. members travelled to Halifax for their third match in the Northern Senior League.

Saints must be switched on and merciless for Broncos trip

St Helens Star:

3:41pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

TABLE-topping Saints will have to adopt a merciless approach when they make what could be their last Super League trip to the capital for a while on Saturday.

Wello has 1,000 Saints points in his sights

St Helens Star:

4:12pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

PAUL Wellens needs seven points to reach 1,000 for St Helens.

A celebration of sport at Ruskin Festival

St Helens Star:

3:57pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

HUNDREDS turned out for the St Helens Sports Festival at Ruskin Drive at the weekend.

Three late tries secure rousing victory for Recs

St Helens Star:

6:54pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

THREE superb tries in the final 11 minutes secured a rousing victory for Recs over the league leaders in a captivating battle in the NCL Division Two.

Vea could miss Saints clash after picking up charge

St Helens Star: Broncos' Atelea Vea (front) holds of Widnes' Hep Cahill. Picture: Action Images

5:15pm Monday 14th July 2014

SAINTS new signing for next term Atelea Vea could miss Saturday's clash for London after being charged with Grade B striking.

Rain prematurely ends a good game of cricket

St Helens Star: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

11:29am Monday 14th July 2014

Southport and District Premier League leaders Prescot and Odyssey CC travelled to Wigan on Saturday for a match against Westleigh, a team who were fifth in the table and well capable of beating anyone in the league on their day.

We were not where we need to be for 15 minutes - Brown

St Helens Star:

12:44am Saturday 12th July 2014

NATHAN Brown saw positives in the opening hour of Saints 46-22 win over Bradford, but felt the victory was spoiled by the leaking of four tries in a lackadaisical final quarter.

Saints good for an hour but last 20 minutes disappoints

St Helens Star:

10:30pm Friday 11th July 2014

SAINTS scored a comfortable 46-22 over basement side Bradford, but they will be less than pleased with last quarter of the game which saw them leak four tries.

Laffranchi and Amor return

St Helens Star: Anthony Laffranchi

8:03pm Friday 11th July 2014

Saints: Wellens; Makinson, Turner, Percival, Swift; Hohaia, Wilkin; Amor, Roby, Walmsley, Flanagan, Soliola, Thompson. Subs: Masoe, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Manu, Laffranchi.

Harry's on song heading to Oregon

St Helens Star:

3:04pm Friday 11th July 2014

BILLINGE pole vaulter Harry Coppell has made the 46-strong Great Britain team of for the IAAF World Junior Championships to be held in Eugene, Oregon on 22-27 July.

Brook crash out after late slump

St Helens Star: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

4:54pm Friday 11th July 2014

BROOK crashed out of this season’s Conference Challenge Trophy as they succumbed in the final quarter of the game to Premier Division side East Leeds.

Ian tops the pile

St Helens Star: Our angling correspondent Jon Berry

3:40pm Friday 11th July 2014

Newton-le-Willows AA members Sunday Sweepstake, Upper Pound Sankey Canal.

Bold back on track

St Helens Star: Port prove stubborn opposition as Knutsford play their first game in a month

3:33pm Friday 11th July 2014

BOLD Miners got their league campaign back on track with a convincing win over Division One strugglers Leigh East.

Connor’s delight at GB Euro call-up

St Helens Star:

3:28pm Friday 11th July 2014

BASKETBALLER Connor Murtagh is delighted at being selected for the Great Britain under 20s squad for the European championships in July.

A couple of firsts for Brennan

St Helens Star: Congratulations to Bupa runners

3:12pm Friday 11th July 2014

TWELVE St Helens Striders travelled to Chorley to take part in the second of the Astley Trail Race series at Chorley.

Rainford charge halted in Wales

St Helens Star: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:10pm Friday 11th July 2014

Colwyn Bay halted Rainford’s recent good run with a five wicket win at the Jubilee Recreation Ground last Saturday.

Home with five wickets to spare

St Helens Star: Cheating Amir flouts cricket ban in Croydon

3:09pm Friday 11th July 2014

BOOTLE won the toss against Rainhill and captain Snelgrove predictably elected to bat on the white Wadham Road wicket.

Junior rugby league

St Helens Star: Hendon seal home success

3:07pm Friday 11th July 2014

Blackbrook Royals U7 6 Clock Face 4. T: Stan Halsall 2, Dylan Grace, Mason Kelly 2 and Mickie Duffy.




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