Rugby League

Young duo join Saints Academy

Impressive performances by Kelvin Taylor and Brandon Scully during Saints’ Academy tour of Australia have been recognised by the club.

Saturday's World Cup Final was shown by the BBC. NRL Photos

BBC to screen England tests

The BBC has secured the rights to show the international rugby league series between England and New Zealand next autumn.

James Graham after Saturday's World Cup Final. NRL Photos

No apology from Graham

Former Saints prop James Graham has remained unapologetic after alleged remarks he made during the heat of the England-Australia Rugby League World Cup Final on Saturday.

Gareth Widdop in action during the World Cup Final. NRL Photos

Widdop: Australia were just too good

England’s Gareth Widdop was proud in defeat as Australia ground out a 6-0 victory in the World Cup final.

Kallum Watkins makes a break in the World Cup Final, but is brought down with an ankle tap. NRL Photos

Australia 6 England 0

England fell agonisingly short in their attempt to end a generation’s wait for glory as Australia ground out a tense 6-0 victory in the World Cup final.

Jonny Lomax during an England training session

‘Lockers’ out of World Cup final; Lomax in

Captain Sean O’Loughlin has been ruled out of Saturday’s World Cup final against Australia with a quad strain.

Chris Heighington in action for England

Chris Heighinton included in England World Cup final squad

Veteran forward Chris Heighington has been recalled by England for Saturday’s World Cup final against Australia.

Alex Walsmley

Walmsley’s tall tale for final preparation

Alex Walmsley may have endured some hair-raising moments on the rugby field, but nothing to compare with abseiling down the Sky Tower - the biggest structure of its kind in Auckland, New Zealand.

James Bentley

Bentley can’t wait to get stuck in

Saints new boy James Bentley will be following in the footsteps of two iconic names in the rugby league world and no doubt hoping to emulate their trophy-winning feats.

Gareth Widdop scores against Tonga

Widdop relieved after Tonga scare

Gareth Widdop was relieved England were able to hold off a late fightback from Tonga to reach the World Cup final for the first time in 22 years.

England are in their first World Cup final since 1995

Tonga 18 England 20

England withstood a dramatic late fightback from a passionate Tonga to reach their first World Cup final for 22 years.

James Roby in action in against Australia

Roby: We have to be ready for a hostile atmosphere

Saints’ hooker James Roby will draw on past World Cup experience as England prepare for an invasion of Tonga fans at Saturday's semi-final.

Kevin Brown

Brown’s chance to prove fitness

England will rely on the same 17 players who were on duty in the 36-6 victory over Papua New Guinea when they face outsiders Tonga in the semi-final stages off the World Cup in Auckland on Saturday, providing Warrington Wolves’ stand off Kevin Brown passes a mandatory head test.

James Roby

Roby giving Bennett selection conundrum

The only conundrum which England head coach Wayne Bennett needs to solve as he prepares his squad for Saturday’s World Cup semi-final showdown against underdogs Tonga in Auckland is ‘Who will start in the crucial role of hooker?’

England coach Wayne Bennett

England 36 Papua New Guinea 6

Jermaine McGillvary continued his impressive World Cup to help England cruise into the semi-finals with a 36-6 win over Papua New Guinea.

Neil Jukes on the sidelines with Keiron Cunningham

Saints announce friendly match against Leigh

Saints will prepare for their 2018 Betfred Super League campaign with a clash against Leigh Centurions at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday January 26 (8pm).

Saints in action against Leigh last season. Photo: Brian King

Saints to face Leigh in pre-season

Saints will prepare for their 2018 Betfred Super League campaign with a clash against Leigh Centurions at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday January 26.

Geoff Fletcher

Tributes to great character of RL

One of the great characters of Rugby League has died at the age of 74.

James Roby. NRL Photos

Saints duo to face Papua New Guinea

James Roby and Alex Walmsley and Mark Percival are named in England’s squad for Sunday’s World Cup quarter final showdown with Papua New Guinea at AAMI Park, Melbourne.

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