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Holbrook names squad for Salford clash

Saints have named their 19-man squad for Thursday’s crucial clash with Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium and it shows no changes from the players selected ahead of the Huddersfield Giants game last week.

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James Roby

Roby sweeps-up at awards night

Long-serving hooker James Roby went home from Saints’ awards night with three trophies tucked under his arm.

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Rhinos Joel Moon is tackled by Saints' Matty Smith and Adam Swift

Yates’ verdict: This is the most nerve-shredding of seasons

It’s going right down to the wire! Who will join Castleford Tigers and Leeds Rhinos in the semi-final stages of the Super 8s is still unclear heading into this week’s crunch round of fixtures in the most exciting and nerve-shredding season since the format was introduced.

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Jon Wilkin has served Saints with distinction and deserves more respect than he was afforded on Friday night

Yates’ verdict: Lay off Wilkin

Get off the skipper’s back! That’s my message to a number of so-called Saints’ fans who seemed to take pleasure when Jon Wilkin was substituted during Friday night’s 40-16 victory over Huddersfield Giants at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

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Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
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St Helens player Ben Barba on his way to scoring a try against Huddersfield Giants

ST HELENS 40 HUDDERSFIELD 16

Australian star Ben Barba turned on the magic as St Helens kept their play-off dreams alive by brushing aside Huddersfield 40-16.

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Alex Walmsley's wife went into labour during Saints' crucial win over Wakefield

Alex Walmsley leaves field early for birth of his first child

St Helens prop Alex Walmsley helped his team to a crucial victory over Wakefield before leaving early to rush to the side of his wife as she gave birth to their first child.

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Saints' Tommy Makinson has signed a new deal with the club

Makinson signs new deal with Saints

Tommy Makinson has signed a new contract that will see him stay at the club until 2021.

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John Motson calling time on 50-year BBC career at the end of this season

Long-serving football commentator John Motson will end his 50-year association with the BBC when he leaves the broadcaster at the end of the season.
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Kyle Amor is tackled in last week's game against Wigan

Holbrook looks forward to ‘do or die’ clash

Kyle Amor will not be facing his old club as Saints bid to keep their slender Grand Final dreams alive.

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Wigan Warriors' Willie Isa  was sin binned for this push on St Helens' Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook

Yates’ verdict: Win or bust for Saints

Saints’ hopes of reaching the semi-final stage of the Super 8s hangs by a thread.

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New adoption service to be launched in St Helens

New adoption service to be launched in St Helens

A new way of helping people who want to adopt is set to be introduced.

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Saints junior development programme is praised

Saints junior development programme is praised

Following an independent accreditation process, which monitors the performance and progression of junior development programmes, Saints has been awarded the coveted status for the fifth year in a row.

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Jon Wilkin

Wilkin: Tomkins jibe just talk

Jon Wilkin doesn’t blame Sam Tomkins for ruffling a few feathers at the other side of Billinge hump after his post-match comments following the Warriors 18-14 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup defeat to Hull FC at Wembley.

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Matty Smith has been named in the squad to face Wigan on Friday night

Holbrook names Saints squad to face Wigan

Saints have today named their 19-man squad for Friday’s derby clash with Wigan Warriors at the Total Wicked Stadium - and a powerful-looking line-up it makes.

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Ben Barba

Ben Barba to make Saints debut against Wigan

Australia full-back Ben Barba will make his long-awaited debut for Saints against neighbours Wigan Warriors at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday - and there is also a starting place for Jonny Lomax.

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Ben Barba in action in the NRL

Barba: It just felt right coming to St Helens

Saints beat off the challenge of Super League neighbours Warrington Wolves to snap up Australian full back Ben Barba on a two-and-a-half year deal.

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Ben Barba

Who will make way for Aussie ace Barba?

The million dollar question on the lips of all Saints’ fans is: What position will boss Justin Holbrook play Aussie super tar Ben Barba and who will make way?

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Matty Smith in action for Saints

John Yates’ Big Match Verdict - Leeds v Saints

It ain’t over until the Fat Lady sings - and Saints will need no reminding their semi-final spot in the Super 8s is still up for grabs.

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