DAY NINE of our Advent feature and a dip into the Saints archives for another pictorial pearl.

Here is the 1961 Challenge Cup winning team - packed with legends of the oval-ball game.

Coached by former prop Alan Prescott and skippered by the Wild Bull of the Pampas Vinty Karalius, this squad contains some of the greatest ever Saints.

What price now an Alex Murphy or a Tom van Vollenhoven?

Note the red vee, which was worn for the first time that year.