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Ashworth and Smith in Saints’ squad to face Wakefield

Rookies Jack Ashworth and Aaron Smith have been included in Saints’ 19-man squad for Thursday’s Super League clash against Wakefield Trinity at Belle Vue but on-song prop Luke Thompson is ruled out through a one-match suspension and will be absent for the first time this season.

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Ben Barba

St Helens boss Holbrook explains Barba fan snub

Head coach Justin Holbrook has leapt to the defence of fellow Aussie Ben Barba over the misapprehension that he had snubbed Saints’ supporters after their back-to-back defeats against Catalans Dragons and Huddersfield Giants.

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Alex Walmsley

St Helens ace Alex Walmsley is touch-and-go

It is touch and go whether powerhouse prop Alex Walmsley will be available for Saints' remaining fixtures as they set their sights on Grand Final glory after the disappointment of bowing out of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup against the Catalans Dragons just one hurdle from Wembley.
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St Helens were knocked-out of the Challenge Cup on Sunday

Yates' verdict: Hard to tell how semi-final loss will affect St Helens

Shell-shocked Saints' Wembley dreams lie in tatters for at least another 12 months after a totally forgettable afternoon for the 12-times Challenge Cup winners - and let's be brutally honest they were completely out-classed and out-smarted by underdogs Catalans Dragons in front of a disbelieving shirt-sleeved crowd at the University of Bolton Stadium yesterday.
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Matty Smith

Matty Smith named in St Helens semi-final squad

Wembley winner Matty Smith is recalled to Saints' 19-man squad from which coach Justin Holbrook will select his final 17 for Sunday's Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final tie against Catalans Dragons at the newly-named University of Bolton Stadium.
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Mal Meninga

St Helens legend Mal Meninga honoured

Saints' idol Mal Meninga and St George's Norm Provan have joined legends Dally Messenger, Frank Burge and Dave Brown as the next five NRL rugby league Immortals in a surprise announcement at the Sydney Cricket Ground last night.
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James Roby

St Helens ace James Roby's Challenge Cup aim

James Roby will be hoping to get a firm grip on the iconic Challenge Cup trophy at Wembley in a few weeks' time but the club skipper is looking no further than Sunday's semi-final tie with the Catalans Dragons at Bolton.
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Danny Richardson kicks the match-winning goal

Yates’ verdict: Danny shows nerves of steel on a dramatic night

Saints have been involved in some dramatic, incident-packed and nerve-shredding matches since the birth of summer rugby but few, if any, to compare with what unfolded late in the second half of Thursday’s epic encounter against neighbours Warrington Wolves at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

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Danny Richardson

Saints 14 Warrington 12

St Helens ended the regular Super League season on a dramatic high when scrum-half Danny Richardson kicked a penalty from inside his own half to snatch a 14-12 victory over Warrington.
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