OVER the past six weeks Star readers have been voting for their team of the decade.

It reaches its conclusion this week with the votes for the loose forward position.

We have gone for a straight choice between Jon Wilkin and Morgan Knowles.

Wilkin signed from Hull KR ahead of the 2003 season and was groomed as Paul Sculthorpe's successor.

St Helens Star:

With a good left foot kicking game and an insatiable workrate, Wilkin was an asset to the team - playing a number of positions and early on it was primarily as second row.

His versatility meant that he often put his hand up to fill in when Saints had a half back injury.

His best position, however, was number 13, going on to skipper the team during some difficult years.

He scored 94 tries in 424 appearances.

St Helens Star:

Morgan Knowles is a big tackling back row with a good handling game.

The Welsh World Cup player is widely tipped as a future club captain and has established himself as a key part of the team after breaking in during the 2015 season.

Knowles scored a try in Saints' Grand Final win in 2019 - and controversially had one disallowed at Wembley.