Many St Helens v Leeds cup classics down the years

Saints and Leeds Rhinos have had some epic encounters since their first Challenge Cup meeting which was staged before the outbreak of the First World War.

Thursday, 8th April 2021, 11:21 am
Updated Thursday, 8th April 2021, 11:22 am
St Helens celebrate victory over Leeds in the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Challenge Cup semi-final at the JJB Stadium in 2002.

The Yorkshire trophy holders have won 11 and lost nine in this period and another tough and testing Battle of the Roses is on the cards at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

No doubt both clubs would have preferred to reserve the tie for the Wembley final itself - but the only certainty is that on Saturday night one of the big guns will have been shot down in flames.

Previous Challenge Cup meetings:

2015 (semi-final) Leeds 24 St Helens 14

(at Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington)

2014 (round 5) Leeds 32 St Helens 12

2010 (semi-final) Leeds 32 St Helens 28

(at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)

2009 (Round 4) Leeds 18 St Helens 22

2008 (Semi-Final) Leeds 16 St Helens 26

(at Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield)

2004 (round 5) St Helens 24 Leeds 14

2003 (semi-final) Leeds 33 St Helens 26

(after extra-time) (at McAlpine Stadium, Huddersfield)

2002 (semi-final) Leeds 16 St Helens 42

(at JJB Stadium, Wigan)

2001 (semi-final) Leeds 22 St Helens 27

(at JJB Stadium, Wigan)

2000 (round 5) Leeds 26 St Helens 20

1999 (round 5) Leeds 24 St Helens 16

1994 (semi-final) Leeds 20 St Helens 8

(at Central Park, Wigan)

1992 (round 2) Leeds 12 St Helens 32

1983 (round 2) Leeds 13 St Helens 23

1978 final Leeds 14 St Helens 12

(at Wembley Stadium)

1977 (semi-final) Leeds 7 St Helens 2

(at Central Park, Wigan)

1972 final Leeds 13 St Helens 16

(at Wembley Stadium)

1971 (round 2) Leeds 4 St Helens 0

1930 (round 2) Leeds 5 St Helens 18

1911 (round 2) St Helens 6 Leeds 11

Last 10 meetings:

St Helens 40, Leeds 8 (SLR17, 23/10/20)

Leeds 0, St Helens 48 (SLR8, 9/8/20)

Leeds 20, St Helens 36 (SLR26, 15/8/19)

St Helens 36, Leeds 10 (SLR19, 21/6/19)

St Helens 27, Leeds 22 (SLR3, 22/2/19)

Leeds 22, St Helens 23 (SLR18, 15/6/18)

St Helens 20, Leeds 28 (SLR6, 16/3/18)

Leeds 16, St Helens 14 (SLS8-R3, 18/8/17)

Leeds 24, St Helens 22 (SLR20, 29/6/17)

St Helens 6, Leeds 4 (SLR1, 9/2/17)

Lachlan Coote needs 15 points to reach 500 for St Helens - (26 tries, 190 goals, and one field goal in 43 appearances between 2019-2020)