ON Day 17 of our dip into some Saints pictorial pearls here is a shot of the A team from the mid 1970s.

A couple of members of this team would go on to play test rugby league for Great Britain.

Prop Neil Courtney and Harry Pinner were both capped in the 1980s.

Others would be staples of this A Team at Knowsley Road for several more years, giving sterling service to the second string as well as being on regular standby for the first team.

Bill Boycott, on the left, is the coach.