Despite faltering in the league, Saints provided these four stars for the 1928 Australia tour.
Local lads Alf Ellaby, Leslie Fairclough and Alf Frodsham were joined by Widnesian Ben Halfpenny. Legendary winger Ellaby scored 20 tries on the trip. Stand-off Fairclough signed for Saints while on leave from the Army in 1917;. Centre Frodsham hailed from a well-known rugby family while Halfpenny signed from Naughton Park for a mere £300.