Barnes an early Saints star

Jim Barnes retro
Jim Barnes retro
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The year was 1897 and Saints were poised to face Batley in the first ­ever Challenge Cup Final.

This collector’s item shows Saints centre Jim Barnes, who weighed in at just 10 stone and stood 5ft 7ins tall.

The Saints team read: Foulkes,; Doherty, Barnes, Traynor, Jacques,; O’Hara, Little;, Briers, Dale, Reynolds, Rimmer, Thompson, Whiteley and two Winstanleys.