WITH Saints playing long-standing rivals Leeds Rhinos on Friday night, today's #ThrowbackThursday features a picture from a classic match between the sides.

It is from the 1970 Championship Final which saw Saints come from back from an 8-7 half time deficit to triumph 24-12 at Odsal.

In this shot Saints full back Frank Barrow secures the ball with wingman Eric Prescott up in support.

Nutgrove-born Barrow, who played 244  for his his hometown team, was the rock-solid last line of the Saints defence.  

Prescott was a surprise inclusion on the flank as he displaced Frank Wilson who had scored a hat-trick in the semi-final replay win over Castleford.

Saints had to come from behind with a score from hooker Bill Sayer being sandwiched by Leeds tries from Alan Smith and Ron Cowan.

A drop goal - then worth two points - from John Walsh nudged Saints ahead after the break.

Prescott took a reverse pass from Frank Myler to extend the Saints lead.

Walsh weighed in with another drop goal and then a try to make sure.

Two penalties from Kel Coslett and a second touchdown from Eric Prescott wrapped up the scoring.

Frank Myler, who had a key role in Saints' first two tries, was awarded the Harry Sunderland Award.

The game was watched by a crowd of 26,358 - who had to try and seek cover in the open Odsal bowl when the heavens opened.

The game was also the last one in charge as coach for Welshman Cliff Evans.