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Discussion in 'St Helens' started by S J, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. S J

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    Josh Jones scored a late try as St Helens came from behind to beat Wigan and move to within a point of Super League's top spot.

    Wigan went ahead through Joel Tomkins's try before Luke Walsh replied in an intense first half that ended 6-6.

    George Williams scored a fantastic solo try for Wigan, but Adam Swift danced in to reduce the deficit to two points.

    Jon Wilkin's high kick was collected by Jones three minutes from time to seal St Helens' comeback.

    Saints' Jordan Turner was denied a 100th career try after an obstruction earlier in the play, and the visitors took full advantage.

    A great piece of skill from Matty Smith set up Tomkins for his first try since June as he waltzed in under the posts, with Matty Bowen adding the extras.

    St Helens hit back when a clever dummy by Walsh saw him sneak in and just ground the ball for his seventh try of the season. He converted to level the scores.
     
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    Good game. We were well on top of them in the second half, and should have hung on, being 14-12 up with three minutes to go. But Saints found a try, and a chance for the hub-cap may have been lost. Not for the first time this season, another wonderful solo try from George Williams, this lad should go far.

    Q was good as usual for Saints, SJ.
     
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    Yes - he was a top young bloke - we just had no-where for him. Glad he's going well.
     
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    St Helens have signed winger Jack Owens on a two-year-deal.

    Owens, 21, scored nine tries in 18 games for the Vikings last season but was allowed to depart by head coach Denis Betts.

    He crossed for 30 scores in 87 games during five years as a professional at Widnes, and is also a kicker with 122 goals to his name.
     
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    Paul Wellens has taken up a player performance coach role at St Helens after his retirement.

    He announced he was quitting playing in June because of a hip injury and was told he would take up a coaching position which is now confirmed.

    The 35-year-old has taken up an assistant coach role with England but will mainly work with Saints Academy.
     
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    St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham has extended his deal until the end of 2018.
    Cunningham, 39, led Saints to the semi-finals of both the Challenge Cup and Super League play-offs in his first season in charge.
    He spent his entire playing career with his hometown team before moving onto the coaching staff in 2010.
    "Keiron is a young, talented and ambitious British coach," said chairman Eamonn McManus.
     
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    Ben Barba - might get them going.
     
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    They got going all right last week. I'll be there tomorrow night.
     
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    BEN Barba has continued his fantastic form for St Helens, helping the Super League club to a 36-18 win over Castleford in the sixth round of the Challenge Cup with a hat-trick of tries.
     
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    York City's second rower Joe Batchelor has signed a three-year contract.
     
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    I feel the purchase of Lachlan Coote for 3 years could be a very useful buy. He'll fit the ESL quite well.
     
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    Wish we had him! Instead of Zak Hardaker...
     
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