Sell out crowd for Saints' massive Good Friday test against champions

St Helens Star: Tommy Makinson has featured in Wigan coach Shaun Wane's teamtalk

10:22am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE sold-out notices in the ticket office window and the usual noises from over the hill add extra spice to what is already an enticing Good Friday clash at Langtree Park (12.15pm) – but Saints boss Nathan Brown is not getting swept away by the derby fever.

Hohaia's hard work prescription to get Saints through tough Easter spell

St Helens Star: Lance Hohaia

5:24pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

GET your head down and work hard seems to be the prescription Lance Hohaia has adopted for most of his career.

Kells 40 Pilkington Recs 22

St Helens Star: Hendon seal home success

4:58pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

RECS made the long journey to unbeaten Kells in confident mood following the previous weeks performances, and that confidence was justifed when Recs built a commanding 4-18 lead.

Swift missing from Saints 19-man squad

St Helens Star: Adam Swift

3:20pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

ADAM SWIFT is missing from the Saints 19-man squad named ahead of the Good Friday encounter with Wigan.

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Super League Round 8

St Helens Star: Saints Rugby Stadium, St Helens

10:02am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Watch the highlights from Super League Round 8

Saints dealt double blow

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

5:33pm Monday 14th April 2014

Saints have been dealt a double injury blow with Willie Manu and Anthony Laffranchi sidelined for a crucial spell of the season.

Michael Smith beaten in Players Championship Final

St Helens Star: Michael Smith's World Championship run ended by Peter Wright

9:16am Monday 14th April 2014

BRENDAN DOLAN won his fourth ProTour title in the space of six months, and his second of 2014, after claiming a whitewash victory over Michael Smith to win Players Championship 5 at the Robin Park Tennis Centre on Saturday.

Bacup & Rossendale Borough 3, St. Helens Town 2

St Helens Star: Bacup & Rossendale Borough 3, St. Helens Town 2

7:39am Monday 14th April 2014

Town’s game at Bacup on Saturday was played throughout in steady rain and the conditions at West View suited the relegation-threatened home team to a tee, as St. Helens were out-muscled in a physical encounter in which the visitors attempted to play good, passing football.

Blackbrook 24 Underbank Rangers 8

St Helens Star: Blackbrook 24 Underbank Rangers 8

7:11pm Sunday 13th April 2014

BROOK produced easily their best performance of the season so far to down the colours of rivals Underbank for the first time this campaign.

Sia Soliola says no decision has been made yet on his future

St Helens Star: Sia Soliola

3:35pm Saturday 12th April 2014

Saints' powerhouse pack man Sia Soliola could be returning to the NRL at the end of the season.

Brown: Soliola to return home at end of 2014 season

St Helens Star: Sia Soliola

2:45pm Saturday 12th April 2014

St Helens' Samoan international forward Sia Soliola is to quit Super League at the end of the season, says coach Nathan Brown.

Brown hails impact of amazing Wellens

St Helens Star: Paul Wellens scored on his 450th appearance. The skipper is out of contract at the end of the season but Nathan Brown is keen to keep him.

11:59am Saturday 12th April 2014

St Helens coach Nathan Brown paid tribute to the long-serving Paul Wellens after he sparked a stunning fightback that earned his side a 30-28 victory on his record-breaking Super League appearance.

Swift's late try rescues Saints' 100 per cent record

St Helens Star: Adam Swift

11:21pm Friday 11th April 2014

Saints produced their get out of jail card for the second week running with a late Adam Swift try snatching the points at Castleford.

Saints bounce back to claim remarkable win

9:57pm Friday 11th April 2014

Adam Swift flew in at the corner two minutes from time to cap a remarkable Saints comeback to win 30-28 at Castleford.

Castleford v Saints teams

St Helens Star: Jon Wilkin

7:58pm Friday 11th April 2014

Castleford: Dorn; Clare, Webster, Shenton, Carney; Sneyd, Finn; Lynch, Clark, Huby, Holmes, Hauraki, Millington. Subs: Milner, Massey, Boyle, Mariano.

PICTURES: Paul Wellens set to break Super League appearance record

St Helens Star: Paul Wellens with his son harry and the Challenge Cup. (Pic copyright Bernard Platt)

4:30pm Friday 11th April 2014

HE is already regarded as a modern day Saints great, an inspirational captain and for more than a decade a fearless last line of defence.

Chizzy's miss costs him a draw in Sheffield

St Helens Star: Dave Chisnall makes it through to last eight of World Matchplay

8:55am Friday 11th April 2014

DAVE Chisnall was the first of two throwers to fall to Raymond van Barneveld as the second phase of the Betway Premier League Darts season continued at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield last night.

Coady geared up for FA Cup semi final

St Helens Star: Conor Coady on the ball for Sheffield United during his loan spell from Liverpool

6:40am Friday 11th April 2014

CONOR Coady is preparing for the biggest stage of his career as Sheffield United aim to make history in this weekend’s FA Cup semi final against Hull City.

How Tommy Makinson is mastering the art of scoring spectacular tries

St Helens Star: Tommy Makinson's winner

5:30pm Thursday 10th April 2014

Putting the ball over the line has become something of an art form for Tommy Makinson.

Smith’s on fire for Pilkington Recs

St Helens Star: Smith’s on fire for Pilkington Recs

4:11pm Thursday 10th April 2014

GREG Smith showed his class as a dominant performance earned Recs a superb victory over a side previously unbeaten this season.

Keeper Gibson is Town’s saving grace against Alsager

St Helens Star: Mason Ryan gets tangled up

3:53pm Thursday 10th April 2014

ST HELENS Town gained a hard-fought win against spirited opponents deep in relegation trouble, at the same time consolidating their own mid-table position with seven games still to play.

Chizzy is set for Sheffield and Oz

St Helens Star: Dave Chisnall moves into the semi finals

3:48pm Thursday 10th April 2014

DAVE Chisnall goes into the second phase of the Betway Premier League Darts season after surviving Judgement Night.

Brown says Lomax lucky career is not over after a dangerous throw

St Helens Star: Huddersfield’s England back rower Brett Ferres makes the lift that led to Jonny Lomax dangerously landing on his head in Sunday’s Challenge Cup fourth round tie at the John Smith’s Stadium. Ferres was charged with a dangerous throw. Pic Bernard Plat

12:16pm Thursday 10th April 2014

NATHAN Brown says Jonny Lomax is suffering no ill-effects from the dangerous tackle which saw the Saints full back land on his head.

Brown blasts fixture schedule

St Helens Star: CUP hero Luke Walsh salutes the army of Saints supporters at the end of Sunday’s dramatic win at Huddersfield Giants. On his comeback from injury, the scrum half landed the winning drop goal to send Saints marching into the fifth round. Pic Bernard Plat

10:16am Thursday 10th April 2014

NATHAN Brown has lambasted scheduling of the Challenge Cup fifth round as another tough away draw leaves Saints with a daunting run of fixtures for the weeks ahead.

Ferres apologises over Lomax tackle

St Helens Star: The picture shows how Ferres lifted Lomax in the air. The motion of the tackle then drilled the Saints full back head first to the ground

3:26pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

BRETT Ferres has issued a public apology for the dangerous tackle on St Helens full-back Jonny Lomax that earned him a five-match ban.

Brown: New Zealand Warriors job doesn't interest me

St Helens Star: Nathan Brown: The big challenge for our young players to improve is finding consistency

3:37pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown has dismissed speculation linking him to a vacancy at NRL club New Zealand Warriors after Matt Elliott’s resignation at the weekend.

Five match ban for Ferres

St Helens Star: The picture shows how Ferres lifted Lomax in the air. The motion of the tackle then drilled the Saints full back head first to the ground

7:23pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

HUDDERSFIELD Giants forward Brett Ferres has been given a five-match ban after being found guilty to a dangerous throw on Jonny Lomax on Sunday.

Striders compete in Berlin and Blackpool

St Helens Star: St Albans man set to run London Marathon for charity dedicated to supporting terminally ill children

10:32am Tuesday 8th April 2014

STRIDERS’ spring racing season continued with more than 20 members heading to Germany for the 34th Berlin Half Marathon.

Distance star Gemma clocks marathon best

St Helens Star: Countdown to ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon

10:30am Tuesday 8th April 2014

ST Helens Sutton Athtletics Club star women’s distance runner Gemma Connelly knocked two and a half minutes of her personal best in the Greater Manchester Marathon on Sunday.

Brett Ferres could be banned for up to eight matches for Lomax tackle

St Helens Star: Jonny Lomax

9:20am Tuesday 8th April 2014

HUDDERSFIELD'S Brett Ferres is facing a ban of between four and eight matches after being sent off for a dangerous tackle on Jonny Lomax the Giants' Tetley's Challenge Cup defeat to St Helens on Sunday.

DISCIPLINARY: Three players charged from cup weekend

St Helens Star: Wolves not beaten Hull in Challenge Cup since 1965

7:45pm Monday 7th April 2014

THREE Super League players have been charged by the RFL Match Review Panel following incidents in the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup.

Saints versus Leeds tie to be televised by BBC One

St Helens Star: Tommy Makinson scores the winner

3:33pm Monday 7th April 2014

SAINTS' trip to Leeds in the Tetley's Challenge Cup Fifth Round tie at Headingley Carnegie will be televised by the BBC.

How luck, courage and Walsh kept Saints' Challenge Cup dreams alive

St Helens Star:

1:26pm Monday 7th April 2014

LADY luck, courage and the boot of Luke Walsh all played a key part in Saints edging a controversial and dramatic Challenge Cup fourth round tie 16-17 at Huddersfield, says coach Nathan Brown.

Miners march on

St Helens Star: BARLA National Cup entries now being taken

6:22pm Monday 7th April 2014

Chorley Panthers 20 Bold Miners 38

Four from five for Heath

St Helens Star: Newcomers getting up to speed

6:19pm Monday 7th April 2014

WATH Brow Hornets were knocked off the National Conference League top spot with an 18-16 home defeat by Thatto Heath Crusaders.

Thatto Heath survive fightback

St Helens Star: Newcomers getting up to speed

6:18pm Monday 7th April 2014

ST JUDES got off to a great start but Heath came out on top.

Junior Rugby League round up

St Helens Star: Junior rugby league round up

4:28pm Monday 7th April 2014

Junior Rugby League round up

Park give champions a scare

St Helens Star: Park go close to upsetting champions

4:07pm Monday 7th April 2014

New Brighton 34 West Park 27

LSH all but down

St Helens Star: Jake Hodson

3:53pm Monday 7th April 2014

Broughton Park 69 Liverpool St Helens 10

Brown: You have to beat the best to get to Wembley

St Helens Star:

12:59pm Monday 7th April 2014

NATHAN Brown was philosophical about the Challenge Cup fifth round draw that handed Saints another testing trip over the Pennines – this time to face Leeds.

Brown: Ferres tackle was a shocker

St Helens Star: Nathan Brown: The big challenge for our young players to improve is finding consistency

8:58am Monday 7th April 2014

NATHAN Brown described the tackle on Jonny Lomax, which led to Brett Ferres being sent off, as “shocking”.

Final score: Huddersfield 16 Saints 17

St Helens Star: Luke Walsh drops the winning goal

12:30pm Sunday 6th April 2014

Saints have knocked Huddersfield out go the Challenge Cup in dramatic fashion.

Sidecar pair warm up for Isle of Man TT

St Helens Star: Peter Alton (Driver) and Keith Brotherton (passenger) racing their 600cc Yamaha Baker 600 sidecar unit coming up over Deer Leap in the wet with spray flying everywhere from their tyres. Pictures by Mike Lyne

11:04pm Sunday 6th April 2014

IN Saturday’s changeable weather conditions, Peter Alton from St Helens and his passenger Keith Brotherton were racing their Yamaha Baker F2 Sidecar in races at Oulton Park’s NG Road Racing Championship.

Luke Walsh among fit again quartet for trip to Huddersfield

St Helens Star: Luke Walsh

4:30pm Friday 4th April 2014

SAINTS have been given a massive boost with the return of four key players ahead of Sunday's tough Challenge Cup trip to Huddersfield.

Nathan Brown calls on rugby league family to support Alex McKinnon for the long term

St Helens Star: Nathan Brown Q&A: Looking ahead to Saints' first home game of the season

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown has called for the rugby league family to rally around and support Newcastle Knights back-rower Alex McKinnon – not just this year, but in the long journey to come.

Chizzy beats Wes Newton to survive Judgement Night

St Helens Star: Dave Chisnall snatches a draw against van Barneveld

12:06am Friday 4th April 2014

WES NEWTON was knocked out of the Betway Premier League Darts on Thursday night as Dave Chisnall secured his own survival on Judgement Night with a 7-5 triumph at Cardiff's Motorpoint Arena.

Rugby league missing a trick with immediate Challenge Cup draw

St Helens Star: Centurions' coach Rowley 'chasing the dream'

10:49am Friday 4th April 2014

Hopefully, Saints will be in the hat for Sunday afternoon’s Challenge Cup fifth round draw which takes place immediately after the televised game at Huddersfield.

Ten reasons why Saints have started the year with a bounce

St Helens Star: Saints celebrate their win over Leeds

12:08pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

From Tommy Makinson's acrobatic touchdowns to Luke Walsh's goalkicking, Mike Critchley picks ten reasons why Saints are flying this season.

Browny Answers: Young players did well but the seniors set the standard against Leeds

St Helens Star: Brown could have some key men back for Challenge Cup trip to Huddersfield

9:25am Thursday 3rd April 2014

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown reviews the classic win over Leeds and looks ahead to Huddersfield, in conversation with the Star's Mike Critchley.

Report - Almost a quarter of St Helens workers on less than living wage

St Helens Star: Pounds and Pennies can make a difference

5:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

ALMOST a quarter of working people in St Helens earn less than the living wage according to the latest set of figures.

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