Mighty Mal is back

Mal Meninga.
Mal Meninga.

Mighty Mal Meninga, who set Knowsley Road alight in one never-to-be-forgotten winter season, will be returning to the town early next month.

The Aussie will be joining former Knowsley Road team-mates, skipper Harry Pinner, Neil Holding and Peter Gorley, as part of a unique dinner at Langtree Park on Wednesday, November 6.

They will be reliving stories surrounding the 1984-85 season in which Saints lifted the Lancashire Cup at the expense of Wigan and then went on to be crowned Premiership champions by defeating Hull KR at Elland Road, Leeds - both victories being inspired by Meninga’s mercurial skills and awesome power.

BBC commentator and ex-Saints star Ray French, who played a key role in helping the club capture Meninga’s prized signature, will act as chairman on the night.

Tickets for this once-in-a-lifetime event, which costs £35, are selling well and includes a three-course meal.

There is also a special premium package which includes a drink on arrival, priority table and an exclusive chat with the four stars of yesteryear.

The price for this is £500 for a table of 10 or £50 per head.

To book contact the Langtree Park events team on 01744 455 086, or email hospitality@saintsrlfc.com