WE continue our voting for the team of the decade, and this week move on to centres.

At the turn of the decade Matt Gidley was in his final year at Saints, after signing from Newcastle in 2007.

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He still had the skill and knowhow in that last year at Knowsley Road, crossing eight times in 27 matches but furnishing many a scoring pass to either Ade Gardner or Jamie Foster on the wing.

The Australian test player, with a sublime flicked-pass technique, also left a bit of a legacy with the young players he helped guide during his time at Saints.

Michael Shenton was signed to replace Gidley in 2011 - and he scored 20 tries in 58 appearances over 2011-12.

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A classy centre, he scored in the 2011 Grand Final but then suffered a dislocated elbow as the game turned.

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Mark Percival broke into the first team as an 18-year-old in 2013 and has developed into one of Super League’s best centres with pace, footwork and a deceptively tough defence.

He has scored 86 tries and kicked 225 goals for the first team, and won two Grand Finals.

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Ryan Morgan was signed from Melbourne Storm, and he scored 24 tries from 49 appearances before being sent out to London on a year long loan.

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Kevin Naiqama had a dream Saints debut, scoring against Wigan with his first touch. The Fiji skipper has brought a dazzle and spark to the Saints right edge, and played a part in servicing Tommy Makinson’s exploits.

He scored 20 times in Saints’ 2019 Grand Final winning season.

Not making the cut for the poll, but deserving of mention are Josh Jones, who scored 27 times in 105 appearances in the red vee. And 2014 Grand Final winner Jordan Turner.

Francis Meli, too, had some good stints in the centre - even if he was predominantly a wing.