WELL done to those readers who had a crack at the Saints quiz from the past 50 seasons. 

Here are the answers.

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1. Who snatched Saints’ late winner in the 1971 Championship Final against Wigan? Billy Benyon.

2. Who was Saints hooker at Wembley in 1972 - when Tony Karalius missed with injury? Les Greenall.

3. Which guest Saint scored on debut, and then played in the 1973 Australian Grand Final the following summer? Chris Wellman.

4. Which member of the last Saints team to beat Australia, scored the late winner for his next club’s last ever win over the Kangaroos five years later? Alan Gwilliam.

5. Which 1966 Wembley winner ended his second stint at Saints with First Division Championship medal in 1975? John Warlow.

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6. Who did Saints defeat in the first of the finals in the 1975-76 trophy treble? Dewsbury.

7. Who skippered Saints to the Premiership Trophy success in 1977? Billy Benyon.

8. Who were the two non-playing subs at Wembley in 1978? Tony Karalius and Alan Ashton.

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9. Which was the only cup final Saints reached in 1978-79? BBC 2 Floodlit Trophy.

10. Which new signing broke his arm in the opening league game of the 1979-80 season? Clive Griffiths.

11. Which team did Saints play on Boxing Day and Good Friday in 1980-81? Oldham.

12. From which club did Saints buy Gary Moorby for a club record £37,000 in November 1981? Keighley.

13. Which Geordie joined Saints in 1982-83? Paul Grimes.

14. In which town did Saints play for the first and only time in 1983-84? Maidstone.

St Helens Star: Mal Meninga during his debut against Castleford in October 1984. Picture: Brian Peers

15. Mal Meninga joined Saints in 1984, but who was the first Australian to play for Saints in 1984-85 after the ending of the international transfer ban? Paul Hamson.

16. Which veteran joined Saints in 1986, winning all 12 league matches he played for the club? Eric Hughes.

17. Saints try scorers at Wembley 1987 were Mark Elia, Paul Loughlin and which other player? Paul Round.

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18. Who scored 14 of Saints’ 15 points when they won the John Player Final for the first time? Paul Loughlin.

19. Whose late winner sent Saints to Wembley in 1989? Les Quirk.

20. Who were Saints playing at Knowsley Road in 1990 when parts of the roof blew off, causing the match to be abandoned? Warrington.

21. Who scored Saints’ only try in the 1991 Challenge Cup Final? Alan Hunte.

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22. Which trophy did Saints win for the last time in their history in 1991-92? Lancashire Cup.

23. Where did Saints defeat Wigan in the Charity Shield at the start of 1992-93? Gateshead.

24. Who replaced Mike McClennan as head coach after a run of poor results at the start of the 1993-94 season? Eric Hughes.

25. Which team defeated Saints in that club’s first ever game in rugby league’s first division in 1994-95? Doncaster.

26. On which ground did Saints play their first ever Super League game? Derwent Park.

27. Which team did Saints beat to qualify for a World Championship Quarter Final date with Brisbane Broncos in 1997? Paris St Germain.

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28. Which Burnley-born forward made his Saints debut in 1998? Paul Sculthorpe.

29. Saints first defeat of the 1999 Super League campaign came at which ground? Oakwell, Barnsley.

30. Who made his debut in the 2000 Challenge Cup tie against Swinton – but would play just one more game before returning to Australia? Darrell Trindall.

31. Which former Saints prop stood as a candidate in the 2001 General Election? Mick Murphy.

32. Who kicked the conversions in Saints’ last tour game against New Zealand in 2002? Barry Ward.

33. Who defeated Saints in the 2003 Cross-code challenge? Sale.

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34. Who scored Saints’ opener in the 2004 Challenge Cup Final win over Wigan? Lee Gilmour.

35. Who scored a hat-trick off the bench in the 2005 75-0 Cup thrashing of Wigan? Mark Edmondson.

36. Who was the only team to beat Saints at Knowsley Road in 2006? Hull FC.

37. Who scored Saints’ winning try against Brisbane Broncos in the 2007 World Club? Ade Gardner.

38. Who, in 2008, was the last Saints captain to lift the Challenge Cup? Keiron Cunningham.

St Helens Star: Skipper keiron Cunningham lifts the Challenge Cup at Wembley

39. Who replaced Daniel Anderson as Saints head coach in 2009? Mick Potter.

40. Who did Saints defeat in their last ever game at Knowsley Road? Huddersfield Giants.

41. Which club did Kyle Eastmond depart for in 2011? Bath.

42. Who was the first team to defeat Saints at Langtree Park? Catalans Dragons.

43. From which club did Saints sign Alex Walmsley? Batley.

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44. Name the two teenagers in the 2014 Grand Final winning squad? Luke Thompson and Greg Richards.

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45. Who played his last Saints game on Good Friday 2015? Paul Wellens.

46. Which Saint scored two-tries on his return in 2016 to action after 13 months out of action? Jonny Lomax.

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47. Whose 77th minute try at Wakefield kept Saints 2017 alive – and helped them make the play-offs? Jonny Lomax.

48. Ben Barba, Jon Wilkin and Luke Douglas and who else played their last senior Saints game in the 2018 play-off defeat? Ryan Morgan.

49. Which new recruit scored a try on his full Saints debut in 2019? Kevin Naiqama.

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50. Who were the first English team to beat Saints at home for 16 months in 2020? Huddersfield Giants.

Another quiz on 2020 will be online tomorrow.