Saints squad for Leeds boosted by returning players

St Helens Star: Kyle Amor - returns

2:17pm Thursday 24th April 2014

SAINTS welcome back Luke Walsh, Alex Walmsley, James Roby, Kyle Amor, Jonny Lomax, Mark Percival, Jordan Turner, Greg Richards and Adam Swift for Saturday's Challenge Cup tie at Leeds.

Nathan Brown answers: Playing high impact game like Wigan will help Saints against Leeds in the Challenge Cup

St Helens Star: Nathan Brown answers: Playing high impact game like Wigan will help Saints against Leeds in the Challenge Cup

7:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown reviews Easter and looks ahead to the big Leeds cup tie, in conversation with the Star’s senior sports writer Mike Critchley.

Good Friday loss can give Saints the reality check needed to kick on in Leeds cup tie

St Helens Star: Jon Wilkin

3:54pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

TWO defeats over a tough Easter period may have pricked the bubble of optimism that had been building since the start of the season, but Saints will not be travelling to Leeds for Saturday’s tie of the Challenge Cup fifth round a dispirited, beaten side.

Challenge Cup quarter final draw takes place on Monday

St Helens Star: Leeds and Saints revisit past battles

4:26pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2014 Tetley’s Challenge Cup will take place live on the BBC News channel on Monday April 28 at 6.30pm.

Leeds v Saints, past cup battles

St Helens Star: Leeds and Saints revisit past battles

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Leeds' Kevin Sinfield has scored points in seventeen consecutive games against St Helens, a streak which started in the 2008 Super League Grand Final. He last failed to score in the 2008 Qualifying Semi-Final at Knowsley Road, where he missed his one goal attempt in a 38-10 defeat.

Leeds and Saints revisit past battles

St Helens Star: Leeds and Saints revisit past battles

3:47pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Saturday sees two of Rugby League’s most successful clubs in the history of the sport go head-to-head at Headingley Carnegie Stadium (2.30pm) when Leeds Rhinos do battle against St Helens in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round.

Brown praises young players - but focuses attention on poor starts

St Helens Star: Andre Savelio

10:14am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown is focused on correcting his team’s poor starts after they again found themselves heavily behind at Widnes.

Sinfield and Amor have sweet taste of success

St Helens Star: Kevin Sinfield and Kyle Amor

1:44pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

It may undoubtedly be the tie everyone is waiting for in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup fifth round but Leeds Rhinos skipper Kevin Sinfield and St Helens prop Kyle Amor had a more testing – and tasting - challenge to complete first: who could make the best Easter egg?

Youthful Saints lose 40-26 at Vikings

St Helens Star: Mose Masoe try

6:14pm Monday 21st April 2014

SAINTS ended Easter empty handed after a youthful side lost 40-26 at Widnes.

Widnes v Saints team

St Helens Star: Gary Wheeler

2:34pm Monday 21st April 2014

Saints: 6. Lance Hohaia; 2. Tommy Makinson, 4. Josh Jones, 24. Gary Wheeler, 26. Matty Dawson; 17. Paul Wellens, 12. Jon Wilkin; 8. Mose Masoe, 36. Matty Fozard, 25. Anthony Walker, 11. Sia Soliola, 23. Joe Greenwood, 28. Luke Thompson.

Saints face a tough hurdle at Widnes without key players

St Helens Star: Paul Wellens - back in the squad after initially being omitted.

10:00am Monday 21st April 2014

SAINTS have revised their 19-man squad for today's Easter Monday clash at Widnes Vikings.

HT: Widnes 18 Saints 16

St Helens Star: Mose Masoe on the charge

4:08pm Monday 21st April 2014

Saints trail 18-16 at Widnes at half time.

Saints send a young side to Widnes

St Helens Star: Debutant Lewis Charnock

3:17pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Saints have called under 19s Matty Fozard and Lewis Galbraith into the squad for Monday's trip to Widnes.

Nathan Brown: Below par Saints need to heed lessons of defeat

St Helens Star:

7:21am Saturday 19th April 2014

SAINTS coach Nathan Brown blamed too many below par performances from some of his players for Good Friday's loss to Wigan.

Below-par Saints lose unbeaten record to Wigan

St Helens Star: Below-par Saints lose unbeaten record to Wigan

3:45pm Friday 18th April 2014

SAINTS' unbeaten record came to a halt in disappointing fashion against Wigan at a sold-out Langtree Park, losing 33-14.

Saints have lost to Wigan 33-14

St Helens Star: Below-par Saints lose unbeaten record to Wigan

11:48am Friday 18th April 2014

Saints are aiming to maintain their 100 per cent record. Langtree Park is a sell-out 17,900 crowd.

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.

Nathan Brown answers: The boys have a lot of confidence in each other

St Helens Star: Jonny Lomax

10:39am Thursday 17th April 2014

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown reviews the Cas game and looks ahead to a packed Easter schedule, in conversation with the Star’s senior sports writer Mike Critchley.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Alex Murphy and Garry Schofield to conduct Challenge Cup fifth round draw on Sunday

St Helens Star: Alex Murphy

1:15pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Rugby League Hall of Fame members Alex Murphy and Garry Schofield will conduct the draw for the fifth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup live on BBC2 on Sunday (April 6).

Wellens: We can take confidence from our seven wins from seven

St Helens Star: Paul Wellens creates a try

12:25pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Paul Wellens cannot wait to take his St Helens side to face Huddersfield Giants in the fourth round of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup on Sunday (2.15pm) in what will be a repeat of the 2006 final.


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