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St Helens 31 Warrington Wolves 6

St Helens produced their best performance of the Super League season and made Warrington's dismal start to the Betfred Super League even worse.
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Warrington Wolves' Head Coach Tony Smith

No panic at Wolves ahead of Saints clash

Warrington coach Tony Smith insists it is still early days and will not write off his team’s Grand Final prospects even if they lose their first six Super League matches of the season.

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Matty Smith

Smith named in squad to face Wolves

Matty Smith has been named in Saints’ initial squad for Friday’s Betfred Super League round six game with Warrington Wolves at the Totally Wicked Stadium - and more than likely will figure in the starting 17.

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Matty Smith

Smith on verge of shock Saints return

MATTY Smith is on the brink of a return to first team action after breaking a leg in a pre-season friendly against Widnes Vikings on Sunday January 22.

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Mark Percival is expected to be involved in England's clash with Samoa

Saints expected to face Pacific test

Saints are expected to have a number of players involved in England’s clash with Samoa which, for the first time, will headline the 2017 edition of the Pacific Test - an International Rugby League triple-header at Campbelltown Sports Stadium, New South Wales, Australia,on Saturday, May 6.

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Theo Fages masterminded Saints win in the south of France

Yates’ view: Fages will be difficult to dislodge from Saints starting line-up

Nothing can give an up and coming young player a bigger buzz than masterminding victory in the country of his birth.

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Catalans 24  Saints 28

Catalans 24 Saints 28

Saints produced a late win in Perpignan to ease the pressure on head coach Keiron Cunningham as they squeezed home 28-24 against Catalans Dragons.

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Garry Schofield has been highly critical of Saints coach Keiron Cunningham

Yates’ view: Schofield’s rant could prove short-sighted

Self-opinionated Garry Schofield is up to his old tricks - slagging off all and sundry involved in Super League when he thinks fit.

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Alex Walmsley

Walmsley aiming for international return

Alex Walmsley is hoping to produce the kind of form in a Saints’ shirt which will bring him to the attention of international coach Wayne Bennett and a place in England’s World Cup squad.

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Zeb Taia's move to Saints brought forward a planned charity event

Zeb’s close shave for charity

Zeb Taia’s move to St Helens came out of the blue - and also forced him to bring forward a fund raising event close to his heart.

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Zeb Taia in action for his former club Catalans Dragons

Taia: Sia was a massive help in Saints decision

Only 15 days after making his Saints’ debut, Zeb Taia will come face-to-face with his former European club this weekend.

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Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham

Saints v Catalan team news

Saints have named an unchanged 19-man squad for Saturday’s Betfred Super League round five game at Catalans Dragons.

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Jon Wilkin's kicking game has been criticised after he stood in as a makeshift scrum-half

Cunningham defends Wilkin over ‘worst kick in history’ jibe

Keiron Cunningham has leaped to the defence of his skipper Jon Wilkin after he spurned a golden chance to help Saints snatch a last-gasp victory at Hull FC on Friday night.

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Alex Walmsley is available for Saints clash with Catalans Dragons

Walmsley cleared to face Catalans

Prop Alex Walmsley will be available for Saints’ trip to Catalans Dragons on Saturday after he submitted an early guilty plea to the Rugby Football League Disciplinary today (Tuesday).

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Saints head coach Keiron Cunningham

Yates’ view: Instilling confidence in players is the priority

Patience is a virtue and while it is wearing thin among some Saints’ fans following Friday’s 24-14 defeat against Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium - their third on the trot - it can hardly be described as a crisis yet.

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St Helens' Luke Douglas (left) and James Roby tackle Hull FC's Scott Taylor

Cunningham remains upbeat after defeat

Keiron Cunningham saw enough signs in his side’s 24-14 defeat by Hull to believe their fortunes are about to turn.

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St Helens' Adam Swift (centre) is tackled by Hull FC's Mahe Fonua

Hull FC 24 Saints 14

Hull twice came from behind to condemn St Helens to a third straight defeat and give their coach Lee Radford a hard-fought victory on his 100th match in charge.

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Tommy Makinson races away to score

Tommy’s hard graft pays dividends

Rising at the crack of dawn and then heading for the treatment room was a regular routine for Tommy Makinson as he recovered from a serious injury.

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Saints coach Keiron Cunningham

Douglas back for Hull FC clash

Despite suffering a compound fracture to his finger during Saints’ defeat at Leigh - and missing the subsequent fixture against Wakefield Trinity - Aussie Luke Douglas is back in Keiron Cunnungham’s 19-man squad for Friday’s Betfred Super League clash with Hull FC at the KCOMM Stadium.

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Former Saint Joe Greenwood has made his debut for the Gold Coast Titans in the Australian NRL

Ex-Saint Greenwood’s a NRL history-maker

Joe Greenwood helped create a piece of history when he stepped off the substitutes’ bench for the first time during the Gold Coast Titans 18-32 home defeat at the hands of Sydney Roosters on Saturday night.

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