RFL invest in match officials

St Helens Star:

10:48am Friday 24th October 2014

The RFL is making a significant investment in its Match Officials department that will allow the sport’s referees and touch-judges to perform at their best in the exciting new league structures which come into place from 2015.

Cunningham's assistants to be finalised in due course

St Helens Star:

2:28pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

ONE of Keiron Cunningham’s first tasks as head coach on Monday morning was to contact some of the players who will be executing his game plan next term.

Keiron Cunningham: I have earned my stripes

St Helens Star:

11:04am Thursday 23rd October 2014

THE coronation of ‘King Keiron’ will give champions Saints continuity as they seek to build on the work put into place by departing boss Nathan Brown.

Nathan Brown's hard calls have left Saints with a golden legacy

St Helens Star:

10:46am Thursday 23rd October 2014

AS one door opens, another one closes with the now former Saints boss Nathan Brown shortly returning to Australia with his wife and young family.

McManus: Everyone at the club is enthused by Cunningham's appointment

St Helens Star:

2:35pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

SAINTS had interest from both hemispheres for the head coach’s post — and that is understandable given that they are champions, boasting a roster coming into its prime and playing in front of five-figure crowds at a well-appointed modern stadium that they own.

Gary Wheeler joins Warrington

St Helens Star:

6:04pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

GARY Wheeler has signed for Warrington Wolves on a one-year deal.

Saints sign deal with O'Neill's Sportswear

St Helens Star:

3:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

SAINTS are delighted to have signed a significant partnership with sports apparel manufacturer O’Neills Sportswear.

Keiron Cunningham: “I am not the finished product but all I have known since I was seven years old is rugby league."

St Helens Star:

10:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

KEIRON Cunningham described being given the job coaching the side he watched from the terraces as a seven-year-old as “the pinnacle”.

James Graham to captain England - and lock horns with Samoan Saint Mose Masoe

St Helens Star: James Graham during England's loss to Italy

9:22am Tuesday 21st October 2014

FORMER Saints prop James Graham will captain England for their opening match of the 2014 Four Nations against Samoa at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane on Saturday October 25 (kick off 4.00pm local).

Wigan rival Shaun Wane sends congratulations to Saints' new boss Keiron Cunningham

St Helens Star:

1:10pm Monday 20th October 2014

KEIRON Cunningham's phone has not stopped ringing with messages of congratualtions on taking the head coach's job at Saints.

Keiron Cunningham appointed new Saints coach

St Helens Star:

9:40am Monday 20th October 2014

KEIRON Cunnigham has been appointed the new head coach of Saints

Saints poised to name new coach

St Helens Star: Top team: Mike Rush (centre) enjoys the celebrations at Old Trafford with coaches Nathan Brown and Keiron Cunningham

8:38am Monday 20th October 2014

Super League champions Saints are poised to announce their new head coach, with club legend Keiron Cunningham, strongly fancied to take the role.

Champions Saints handed home tie to begin Super League XX

St Helens Star:

8:59pm Sunday 19th October 2014

CHAMPIONS Saints begin the defence of their Super League title with a home tie against Catalans Dragons.

Exciting era for Super League begins with new fixture format

St Helens Star:

9:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The most exciting era in the history of Rugby League since the sport switched to summer in 1996 will kick off with six fixtures in a new-look First Utility Super League over the weekend of February 5-8 2015.

Saints to unveil new boss on Monday

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

2:59pm Friday 17th October 2014

SAINTS will announce the successor to coach Grand Final winning coach Nathan Brown on Monday.

Ten things that made the 2014 Grand Final so memorable

St Helens Star:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

Saints pulled off a memorable 14-6 win over old foe Wigan to end their Old Trafford hoodoo. The incident-packed game had plenty of highlights - and one low point.

VIDEO: Super League Grand Final 2014 memories that Saints fans will cherish for years

St Helens Star:

12:00pm Friday 17th October 2014

THE 2014 Grand Final victory over Wigan created memories that Saints fans will cherish for decades. A montage of some of the evening's most memorable moments are captured in this Super League TV video, set to the track Sit Down, which was performed on the night by James.

VIDEO: Super League Grand Final match highlights

St Helens Star:

11:40am Friday 17th October 2014

SAINTS supporters are still on a high after last Saturday's magnificent 14-6 victory over Wigan in the Super League Grand Final. And Star readers can re-live that glorious night with match highlights here.

Departing coach Nathan Brown praises winning culture of Wellens, Roby and Wilkin

St Helens Star:

FORGET about that other incident, the sight of Paul Wellens dropping to his knees at the final hooter should go down as the iconic image of the 2014 Grand Final.

Off the Ball: Saints' young team gives reasons to be cheerful

St Helens Star:

10:36am Thursday 16th October 2014

THERE is something depressingly predictable about the endeavour of 17 blokes, overcoming the odds to throw the words of the critics back in their faces to be crowned champions being overshadowed by the bad news story.

Mark Percival hails Nathan Brown's influence after Old Trafford win

St Helens Star:

1:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

CENTRE Mark Percival has hailed the influence of Nathan Brown in Saints' 14-6 Old Trafford win which saw the club clinch its first title in eight years.

Nathan Brown answers: It is a fitting way to leave – the club is in great shape, winning Grand Finals again and we can sail off happily.

St Helens Star:

5:30pm Wednesday 15th October 2014

DEPARTING coach Nathan Brown gave his final interview to the Star’s Mike Critchley – understandably he was proud of the way his team had signed off on his two years at the club.

Saints issue statement after Wigan prop Ben Flower is banned for six months

St Helens Star:

6:17pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

WIGAN prop Ben Flower has been banned for six months by the RFL disciplinary tribunal for his assault on Lance Hohaia in the Grand Final.

Saints say thanks and farewell to departing players

St Helens Star:

12:54pm Tuesday 14th October 2014

SAINTS would like to pass on their best wishes and thanks to all the players that are leaving the Club at the end of the season.

Lance Hohaia banned for one match - Ben Flower case to be heard later

St Helens Star:

10:40am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SAINTS stand off Lance Hohaia has accepted a one-match ban after submitting an early guilty plea for using his forearm on Ben Flower in the opening minutes of Saturday's Super League Grand Final against Wigan.

RFL confirm that Ben Flower will miss 10 Super League games

St Helens Star:

WIGAN Warriors prop Ben Flower will miss 13 matches, including 10 Super League games, after being suspended for six months by an independent disciplinary tribunal after being found guilty of violent and aggressive punching/punching an off-guard opponent in the second minute of the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final.

Saints wait for RFL verdict on Ben Flower Grand Final punch

St Helens Star:

8:42am Tuesday 14th October 2014

SAINTS will wait for the verdict on Ben Flower after his shocking attack on Lance Hohaia before deciding whether to take the matter further.

Lance Hohaia and Ben Flower both charged after Grand Final

St Helens Star:

1:21pm Monday 13th October 2014

LANCE Hohaia and Ben Flower have both been charged with disciplinary offences committed in the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final, St Helens v Wigan Warriors played at Old Trafford, Manchester, on Saturday October 11.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook fined for swearing on TV after Grand Final

St Helens Star:

6:37pm Thursday 16th October 2014

SAINTS Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook has been fined £250 after being found guilty of misconduct for swearing during a live television interview following his club’s victory over Wigan Warriors in the 2014 First Utility Super League Grand Final.

Mose Masoe's reaction to Ben Flower's Grand Final punch - Hitting someone with a 'dog shot' is a 'no-no'

St Helens Star:

6:30pm Sunday 12th October 2014

SAMOAN international Mose Masoe fears fellow New Zealander Lance Hohaia may have a broken jaw from the Grand Final punch that led to Wigan's Ben Flower being sent off.

Kyle Amor - Champion night hasn't sunk in yet, but gut instinct was right

St Helens Star:

5:14pm Sunday 12th October 2014

GUT instinct to uproot his young family for a second time all became worthwhile for Kyle Amor when Saints were crowned champions in front of 70,000 supporters at Old Trafford on Saturday night.

Tommy Makinson - It means the world to send departing players home with a win

St Helens Star:

11:23am Sunday 12th October 2014

FOR flying wingman Tommy Makinson scoring the clinching try of the Grand Final caps off an incredible year.

Team meeting helped turn season around, says skipper Paul Wellens

St Helens Star:

11:58am Sunday 12th October 2014

SAINTS captain Paul Wellens outlined one huge turning point in Saints' season which saw them kick on to win the Super League title.

Lance Hohaia - 'I hold no regrets against Ben Flower, he's probably disappointed in himself'

St Helens Star:

11:12am Sunday 12th October 2014

SAINTS' stand-off Lance Hohaia may have only played in two minutes of Saturday's Grand Final but he ranks it up there as one of the highlights of his career.

Brown: My job is done

St Helens Star:

1:41am Sunday 12th October 2014

SAINTS boss Nathan Brown will return to Australia as a champion after guiding them to 14-6 Grand Final victory over Wigan.

Grand Final: Ben Flower apologises for Hohaia punch; Saints wait on RFL action

St Helens Star:

1:33pm Sunday 12th October 2014

WIGAN prop Ben Flower has apologised for his attack on St Helens rival Lance Hohaia during Saturday's Super League Grand Final.

LOOK BACK: Grand Final, Saints v Wigan, all the build-up, match updates and reaction as it happened

St Helens Star:

2:29pm Saturday 11th October 2014

All the build up and Grand Final updates from Old Trafford as it happened on what proved to be a champion night for the super Saints. Pictures and opinion brought to you by the Star's reporting team and the Saints fans themselves.

Nathan Brown bows out in style

St Helens Star:

11:54pm Saturday 11th October 2014

Nathan Brown bowed out of English rugby league as a champion but St Helens' 14-6 Grand Final victory over bitter rivals Wigan was overshadowed by Ben Flower's moment of madness.

Just champion! Saints win a victory for self belief and determination

St Helens Star:

9:28pm Saturday 11th October 2014

SAINTS have been crowned champions after seeing off rivals Wigan in an eventful, nerve-jangling Grand Final at Old Trafford.

Super League Grand Final: St Helens 14 Wigan 6

St Helens Star:

9:11pm Saturday 11th October 2014

Flower shame as Saints take glory

Wellens aiming to add symmetry to medals collection

St Helens Star: Paul Wellens - try scorer

11:05am Saturday 11th October 2014

SAINTS skipper Paul Wellens is one of the great survivors of British rugby league – and his powers of endurance were needed on Monday when during press day he had to say the same things, albeit in a slightly different form, to 25 different interviewers.

COMMENT: Wear your Saints badge with pride today

St Helens Star:

10:53am Saturday 11th October 2014

WHEN I left St Helens in September 1989 my mate Paul gave me a badge - a simple stickman - and for 12 years down in Brum I wore it with pride to the puzzlement of the locals.

Roby happy to be one of the leaders of the pack

St Helens Star:

4:20am Saturday 11th October 2014

ONE of the key battles of Saturday evening’s Grand Final will come at dummy half when the duel between two hookers of contrasting styles will take centre stage.

Super League Grand Final: Bookies make Saints underdogs but Roby short odds for Harry Sunderland trophy

St Helens Star:

10:45am Saturday 11th October 2014

SAINTS go into tonight's Super League Grand Final as 2/1 underdogs with some bookmakers.

The final push for Saints and Nathan Brown

St Helens Star:

10:28am Thursday 9th October 2014

Saints coach explains his move back to Australia and says he feels he will leave having done the job he was asked to do...but focus clearly remains on a winning finale at Old Trafford

PROFILES: Player-by-player the men aiming to lift the Super League trophy

St Helens Star:

9:44am Friday 10th October 2014

MIKE CRITCHLEY with pen pics of the boys hoping to bring home the silverware to Langtree Park in Saturday's Grand Final versus Wigan.

Three points or two points for a win? RFL confirm standardised system for 2015

St Helens Star:

5:41pm Thursday 9th October 2014

THE RFL have confirmed details of the points system that will operate across all three professional divisions in 2015, with Saints of course featuring in the top flight.

Nathan Brown Answers: These blokes are winners

St Helens Star:

9:39am Thursday 9th October 2014

ALTHOUGH Saints boss Nathan Brown is leaving, he wanted to largely focus on Saturday’s massive Grand Final when chatting to the Star’s Mike Critchley this week.

Big men hold key to Grand Final success

St Helens Star: Nathan Brown answers: A big contribution from Mose Masoe, Sia Soliola and Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook

7:47am Thursday 9th October 2014

SAINTS' big man have a massive part to play if they are to topple Wigan and bring home the title for the first time since 2006.

McCarthy-Scarsbrook: We know what we're capable of

St Helens Star:

11:34am Thursday 9th October 2014

LOUIE McCarthy-Scarsbrook believes St Helens’ title ambitions are in rude health as they prepare to face arch-rivals Wigan Warriors in Saturday’s First Utility Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford (6.00pm).

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