Rugby League

Graham: I don’t take England selection for granted

Despite being England’s most capped player in the forthcoming World Cup, former Saints’ prop James Graham didn’t take his selection for granted.

Alex Walmsley is one of four Saints players named in Wayne Bennett's England squad

Saints quartet named in England squad

Head Coach Wayne Bennett has today selected the 24-man squad that will represent England at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and it includes St Helens quartet, James Roby, Jonny Lomax, Mark Percival and Alex Walmsley.

St Helens' Kyle Amor is among the players likely to go to the World Cup

Waiting game for Saints’ World Cup hopefuls

More than a handful of English-born Saints’ players will be keeping their fingers crossed that they will be taking part in the greatest showpiece in the Rugby League calendar.

Danny Richardson, pictured celebrating with teammates Danny Richardson and Theo Fages, has extended his stay at Saints

Danny Richardson signs three-year deal with Saints

Saints' young half back Danny Richardson has signed a new three-year contract with the club.

Micahel Shenton passes the ball over Regan Grace

Regan Grace pipped to young player award

Team-mates Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles were pipped at the post for the Super League Young Player of the Year award.

Yates’ verdict: Saints Grand Final woe

Yates’ verdict: Saints Grand Final woe

I don’t expect everyone will agree with me, especially if they live on the east side of the Pennines, but I firmly believe Saints’ best hopes of reaching the Grand Final virtually ended when Castleford chose to field a much weakened side against Hull FC at the Jungle a few weeks ago.

Jon Wilkin in action against Castleford Tigers

Wilkin confirms he will play on

Jon Wilkin has no intention of hanging up his boots on a illustrious and trophy-laden career at St Helens.

St Helens' James Roby stands dejected at the final whistle during the Betfred Super League Semi-Final match at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Castleford

Yates’ verdict: Young squad will learn from golden goal defeat

So near yet so far. That in a nutshell sums up Saints’ failure - if that’s the right word to use in the circumstances - following their golden goal exit from the Super League semi-final play-off against Castleford Tigers at the tension-charged Mend-A-Hose Jungle last night (Thursday).

Luke Gale misses his tackle on Saints Ben Barba

Castleford 23 Saints 22

Luke Gale’s golden point drop-goal broke Saints’ hearts as Castleford made it through to Super League’s Grand Final in an incredible match.

Last year's Grand Final between Wigan and Warrington

Grand Final to remain at Old Trafford

Super League (Europe Ltd) and Manchester United have confirmed an agreement has been reached for the Super League Grand Final to continue to be played at Old Trafford for another three years.

Ryan Morgan has been named in Saints semi-final squad

Holbrook names squad for semi-final

Saints’ head coach Justin Holbrook has placed his trust in the same 19 players involved in the squads ahead of victories against Huddersfield and Salford to reach the play-off semi-finals - and a showdown at Castleford on Thursday night.

St Helens' Regan Grace is tackled by Wigan Warriors' Jack Wells

Grace and Knowles nominated for young player prize

Winger Regan Grace and loose forward Morgan Knowles have been nominated for the Betfred Super League Young Player of the Year award, joining Wigan’s Oliver Gildart on the three-man short-list.

Saints Mark Percival has been named in Super League's Dream Team

Percival named in Super League Dream Team

Saints Mark Percival has been named in the the 2017 Super League Dream Team.

Saints have turned around their season after an indifferent start which saw club legend Keiron Cunningham sacked as head coach

Yates’ verdict: Saints - the great escapologists

During the summer era Saints have earned a reputation for being one of the great escapologists of Rugby League and yet another Harry Houdini act leaves them just one hurdle from an Old Trafford Grand Final spot next month.

Action from May's Saints v Castleford game

Saints v Cas tickets now on sale

Tickets for the Cas-Saints match have now gone on sale for 2017 members only.

Funeral held for Saints commentator Ron Hoofe

Funeral held for Saints commentator Ron Hoofe

Characters are few and far between in this day and age - and St Helens have lost another of its most charismatic figures following the death of Ron Hoofe, who funeral was held this week, at the age of 70.

St Helens Alex Walmsley celebrates scoring his second try against Salford Red Devils

Saints 80 minutes away from 11th Grand Final

Saints will be sweating on two fronts as they move more or less to within 80 minutes of their 11th Old Trafford Grand Final.

St Helens Morgan Knowles dives for the ball past Salford Red Devils' Manu Vatuvei

Salford 4 St Helens 30

Substitute forward Alex Walmsley grabbed two tries as St Helens overcame 12-man Salford 30-4 to effectively seal their place in the Betfred Super League semi-finals.

Jon Wilkin is among the squad to face Salford on Thursday

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.

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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