THIS pictorial pearl captures a 1968 Great Britain World Cup team featuring three Saints players, plus Ray French who had recently departed his hometown club for Widnes as part of the deal that brought Frank Myler to Knowsley Road.

The three Saints were scrum half Tommy Bishop and big forwards John Warlow and Cliff Watson.

Cockney Cliff Watson was famously signed for Saints from Black Country rugby union side Dudley Kingswinford after answering an advert in the Sporting Chronicle that read "come and join us as long as you are big and fast".

Watson would go on to become a Hall of Famer and played 371 times for Saints before eventually switching to Cronulla Sutherland in Australia.

There he would join up with the Mighty Atom Tommy Bishop who was player-coach with the Sydney outfit.

Welshman Warlow was also a rugby union convert, signing from Llanelli in 1963 and going on to play 249 times for Saints in two stints from 1963-69 and 1973-75.

As for the World Cup, it was something of a disaster for Great Britain losing to Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in front of 62,56 fans in the group opener. They then suffered a shock 7-2 defeat by France at a rain-lashed Carlaw Park in Auckland before grabbing a consolation win over New Zealand to avoid the wooden spoon.

Australia defeated France 20-2 in the World Cup Final at SCG in front of a gate of 54,290.

(Image: SHS) Can you pick out the three Saints from this picture?