Month: July 2019


THE second edition of Saints Matchday Magazine wil

first_imgTHE second edition of Saints Matchday Magazine will be on sale this Friday.At just £3 it is full of everything you need to know about the Saints including match stats, interviews, news and views.In this magazine, Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook talks about his move up ‘North’ and Paul Clough says being named a ‘Knight’ is a great honour.There’s also the latest thoughts from Royce Simmons and James Graham whilst Ian Talbot talks about this plans for the u20s.You can get your copy from the vendors around the stadium and from Saints’ Retail Units which are housed in the North and East Stands.The Units also sell replica shirts, hats, scarves and other Saintly gifts and all forms of credit and debit cards can be taken.Meanwhile, there will be two cash turnstiles open on matchday.North West 1 and 2 turnstiles will be open to give fans access to the unallocated blocks A and B in that Stand.Prices are £25 for adults and £19 for kids.last_img read more


THE Saints Academy completed a well deserved doubl

first_imgTHE Saints Academy completed a well deserved double over the Wolves in a typically robust derby at Close Street on Saturday – emerging 34-18 winners, writes Graham Henthorne.A first minute injury to Danny Jones meant that Derek Traynor’s charges played the whole game with only 16 and despite a mini revival in the second period were never really in any danger.Jordan O’Neill’s knock on over the line gave the visitors a let off which they took advantage of. Bobbie Goulding’s 40/20 gave them the chance to open the scoring down their right.It was a little one way traffic after that, however, as the Saints, playing into the teeth of a strong wind, turned the screw.Corey Lee’s break down the right gave a repeat set but a poor kick meant the attack fizzled out.It was left to Jamie Tracey to keep up his try a game pace as he opened the Saints account. Mark Percival had made good ground down the right before Adam Swift worked the play left putting Tracey through a massive hole.The Saints hit the front just before quarter time as Percival scored from a set move. Callum Welsby jumped out of dummy half, gave it out to Jordan Case, back inside to Dom Speakman through the gap and he fed it on to the supporting Percival to outstrip the defence over the last 40.The Saints, led by Brad Ashurst, James Tilley and Jordan Case, were upping the ante in all facets of the game. Pressure defence forced the Wire error in their own half and three tackles later an offload from the returning Swift and quick hands down the left put Leon Tatlock in at the corner.Jordan Case hit the posts with the difficult conversion but made no mistake 10 minutes later converting the Saints fourth try. Good drives off their own line from Tilley, Jack Francis and Luke Thompson put the Saints on a roll and when Swift took a short Dom Speakman pass he weaved his way through and past the cover to the posts.A repeat set in the final minutes of the half saw the visitors score their second just before the break and another ten minutes into the second period brought them to within a try.That was as close as they got, however, as the ship was steadied on the next set as Luke Thompson made it two in two. Speakman’s’ well placed chip and Corey Lee’s fantastic chase forced the error from the full back on his own 10 which Thompson punished from the scrum.A great chase back from his own intercepted pass from Corey Lee helped Mark Percival bring down the Wolves winger and allowed the defence to get back in position to snuff out the attack.On the next set a great inside ball from Case, even though he knew he was going to get clattered put Swift away down the middle and he stood the full back up to go in under the posts.The was still time for Percival to have a second try disallowed for a forward pass and for tempers to fray enough to make the referee send off the two opposing props for their part in the mass argy bargy.Tilley and Case were outstanding in a good all round team performance which keeps the Saints up at the top of the competition ladder.Match Summary:Saints U18s:Tries: Jamie Tracey, Mark Percival, Leon Tatlock, Adam Swift 2, Luke Thompson.Goals: Mark Percival, Jordan Case 4.Warrington U18s:Tries: Callan Beckett 2, Gavin Bennion.Goals: Bobbie Goulding 3.Half Time: 22-12Full Time: 34-18Teams:Saints:1. Corey Lee; 2. Greg Wilde, 3. Mark Percival, 4. Jamie Tracey, 5. Leon Tatlock; 6. Adam Swift, 7. Dom Speakman; 8. Brad Ashurst, 9. Callum Welsby, 10. Danny Jones, 11. James Tilley, 12. Jordan O’Neill, 13. Jordan Case.Subs: 14. Lewis Foster, 15. Luke Thompson, 16. Jack Francis, 17. Adam Hesketh.Warrington:1. Gene Ormsby; 2. Nathan Hill, 3. Callan Beckett, 4. Jake Eccleston, 5. Sean Henney; 6. Bobbie Goulding, 7. Scott Turner, 8. Jack Morrison, 9. Ben Moores, 10.Brad Brennan, 11. Gavin Bennion, 12. Zak Dewhurst, 13. Jimmy Rowland.Subs: 14. Micky Learmouth, 15. Brad Smith, 16. Tom Walker, 17. Sam Brookes.last_img read more


NATHAN Brown says Saints were clinical in their la

first_imgNATHAN Brown says Saints were clinical in their last match but they’ll need to be as good again if they want to get past Hull KR.Jordan Turner and Francis Meli each grabbed a brace as they handed the Reds a 52-10 defeat on their own patch.But that will count for nothing if Saints falter on Friday.“Whatever chances we created we took them and that was pleasing,” Brown said. “Mark Sneyd and Lee Gaskell kicked well and they challenged us. But I always felt comfortable we’d do ok. In the first half we did just enough but we responded and lifted the intensity in the second.“Now we play Hull KR who are in good form. They have beaten sides running second and fifth so we have a good challenge on our hands.“They key is they’ve kept Michael Dobson, Travis Burns and Greg Eden fit. Mickey Paea has been playing well too and Rhys Lovegrove is probably having his best season.“Getting those combinations fit week in week out has seen them pick up wins. It’s the same with Huddersfield and Wigan… and look at what’s happened to Leeds now they have lost key players.“We have a lot of personnel back and I have no doubt we will challenge them a little better – not that we missed by much last time we faced each other.“The key for us is to build momentum now. We have gone through a lot of change but now we are able to pick the same 1, 6, 7, 9, and 13 for consecutive weeks and that will help us continue to develop.“We’d like to think we can give our fans plenty to cheer about this season. Our away support at Salford was sensational.”Saints have a relatively injury free squad to choose from with only Sia Soliola and Mark Flanagan out long term.Gary Wheeler and Anthony Walker are now free from injury too but are likely to play on dual registration this week.Tickets are on sale for the match from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park or by calling 01744 455 052. They will also be available on the turnstiles on matchnight.last_img read more


WEVE another edition of the Saints InTouch Podcas

first_imgWE’VE another edition of the Saints InTouch Podcast now available to download.Perfect for your trip to Friday’s big match we speak to Nathan Brown and Lance Hohaia on the win over Castleford last Friday.Alex Walmsley also pays tribute to the quality of fans at the Saints and in Rugby League.The weekly Podcast is the ideal way to keep up to date with the Saints and can be found on iTunes.It is in association with our friends at Citytalk 105.9 and they have just been nominated for a Radio Academy Award.To listen? Click here or search for St Helens RFC on iTunes.You can also hear past episodes there too.Remember if you want a question answering on the Podcast drop us a line @saints1890 on twitter or email us here.last_img read more


JORDAN Turner was pleased with Sundays win over H

first_imgJORDAN Turner was pleased with Sunday’s win over Huddersfield – but believes Saints left a lot of points out on the field.The stand-off scored his fifth try of the season in the 34-18 victory.But he reckons there could have been more.“We were scrappy in few areas and came off a little disappointed that we weren’t more clinical,” he said. “We wanted to finish off more of the moves we put on.“The most pleasing thing is we are fighting hard for each other and coming away with wins.“We are playing some good stuff but have some tough tests coming up where we will have to take our game up to another level.“We have taken the shackles off a little within the same systems. Confidence is a big thing though and it is making the difference. When it is a low it is hard to get out of a lull. Now, after a few wins, you can see it’s there.“It’s ours to lose now, we can only go forward and finish as strong as we can.”Jordan is revelling in the ‘six’ role and has been pivotal in Saints’ charge up the Super League table.And, he wants to end his career in the Red V on a high after it was announced he would be moving to the NRL with Canberra next season.“I feel I’m playing well and contributing,” he added. “I want to raise my level and go out on a high. As long as I am playing for this club it doesn’t matter where I play.“I’m looking forward to moving to Canberra. It is something that has been an ambition and something I feel I need to take the next step. I love playing for this club and I want to end on a high first though.”last_img read more


CONGRATULATIONS to Kyle Amor who was named Player

first_imgCONGRATULATIONS to Kyle Amor who was named Player of the Year at the End of Season Awards Dinner sponsored by Robinsons & Arthur J. Gallagher.The big prop took home the award which was selected by Keiron Cunningham and his coaching team.James Roby was runner up but won Players’ Player of the Year in front of a packed out Hattons Solicitors Sponsors Lounge.Elsewhere our 2016 Members voted for Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Mark Percival as Player and Young Player of the Year respectively and Morgan Knowles won the coaching team’s Young Player of the Year.Full awards:Invest Protect Insure U16s Scholarship Player of the Year: Joe Sharratt & Sam Royle2Kleen Under 19s Player of the Year: Liam Cooper Reserves Player of the Year: Oliver DaviesMembers Young Player of the Year: Mark PercivalMembers Player of the Year: Louie McCarthy-ScarsbrookPlayers’ Player of the Year: James RobyArthur J. Gallagher Young Player of the Year: Morgan KnowlesRobinsons Runner up Player of the Year: James RobyRobinsons Player of the Year: Kyle Amorlast_img read more

Club Community SAINTS TV

first_imgSCDF launched a support group for local veterans and servicemen or women back in 2018 and recently helped change the life of a former special forces soldier by transforming his home.Commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, also known as the Normandy landings, took place this week and SCDF played their part as veterans took part in a minutes silence outside the Totally Wicked Stadium before the Last Post was then played.SCDF would like to thank all of the Veterans and Servicemen who attended the ceremony.last_img read more

Man accused of trying to run over former Columbus County sheriff

first_img According to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, Matthew Burney, 42, tried to break into a piece of property in the 8000 block of Red Hill Road in Whiteville.Former Sheriff Chris Batten owns the property and was alerted that a break-in was happening. When Batten got to the home, he approached Burney. The Sheriff’s Office says Burney then tried to hit Batten with his vehicle.When law enforcement stopped Burney, he had crack cocaine on him.Related Article: Woman sent 159K texts to man she met on dating siteBurney is charged with burglary, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of cocaine, and was served with a failure to appear.Burney is in jail under a $35,000 bond. WHITEVILLE, NC (WWAY) — A Whiteville man is accused of trying to break into a piece of rental property that just happens to be owned by the former sheriff.The alleged crime happened around 2:00 a.m. Saturday.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Great white shark pings off Wrightsville Beach coast

first_img OCEARCH is a non-profit organization with a global reach for unprecedented research on great white sharks and other large apex predators.Since being tagged, Miss Costa has traveled from the Massachusetts down to Florida.You can track the shark and others on the OCEARCH website. (Photo: Ocearch) WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — A large great white shark “pinged” off the coast of Wrightsville Beach early Wednesday morning.OCEARCH tagged the female shark, named Miss Costa, last September in Nantucket, Massachusetts. It is a 12’5″ and weighs more than 1,600 pounds.- Advertisement – last_img read more

Pope thanks rescuers who risked lives to save Notre Dame Cathedral

first_img SharePrint L-artal maġġur tal-Katdiral ta’ Notre Dame baqa’ intattL-artal maġġur tal-Katdiral ta’ Notre Dame baqa’ intatt Speaking to French pilgrims present at the Wednesday General Audience, Pope Francis thanked the many people who risked their lives to salvage Notre Dame as fire tore through Paris’ Cathedral.“The gratitude of the whole Church goes to those who did everything they could, even risking their lives, to save the Basilica,” he said. The Holy Father said he felt a great sense of sorrow for the damage caused by the devastating blaze. Extensive damageFire broke out on Monday evening in Notre Dame’s rafters, where workmen had been carrying out renovations. The spire of the 12th-century Cathedral collapsed, along with the entire roof.Courageous firefighters saved the Blessed Sacrament and several relics, including the Crown of Thorns and the tunic of St. Louis. Much of the artwork was also rescued.Authorities consider the fire an accident.Phone call with MacronPope Francis spoke by phone with President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday, personally expressing his solidarity with the people of France. He repeated the feeling again on Wednesday, telling the nation: “I feel very close to all of you.”“May the Virgin Mary bless you and support the work of reconstruction,” he prayed at the General Audience. “May it be a harmonious work of praise and glory to God.”Support pours inDonations are pouring in to rebuild Notre Dame Cathedral. Nearly $1 billion has already been raised. The French government, which owns the Cathedral, is setting up an office to gather donations.France’s cultural heritage envoy, Stephane Bern, said contributions came from both ordinary Catholic faithful and wealthy donors.Barbara Jatta, the head of the Vatican Museums, told Reuters that her staff of art historians and restorers “are willing to do anything we can to help.”Daring the odds, President Macron has pledged to restore Notre Dame Cathedral to her former glory in 5 years, just in time for the 2024 Paris Olympics.WhatsApp <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a>last_img read more