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Golden Boot is now on the other foot for Tommy Makinson

England wing enjoys his award following a hat-trick against New Zealand after injury had nearly ruined career“It’s all a bit mad this, isn’t it?” says Tommy Makinson as he tries to make sense of the latest outstanding moment in one of game’s more remar…

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England’s Tommy Makinson joins world elite by winning Golden Boot

• St Helens winger only fifth Englishman to win accolade• Australia centre Isabelle Kelly is women’s winnerTommy Makinson has become only the fifth Englishman to receive rugby league’s highest individual accolade, the Golden Boot award.The England and …

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St Helens’ departing Ben Barba is Super League’s 2018 Man of Steel

• Barba, 29, becomes sixth Australian to win award• Wigan’s Shaun Wane named coach of the yearBen Barba has been named Super League’s 2018 Man of Steel. The 29-year-old full-back, who will leave St Helens at the end of this season to join the NRL side …

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Warrington in Grand Final dreamland after Tom Lineham downs St Helens

• St Helens 13-18 Warrington• Tom Lineham’s second-half brace settles topsy-turvy semi-finalWarrington moved to within one victory of their first championship in over 60 years after ending the title hopes of St Helens following an absorbing, seesaw pla…

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Ben Barba’s silky double caps impressive St Helens win at Warrington

• Warrington 14-34 St Helens• Douglas, Grace, Lomax and Richardson also score for visitorsSt Helens and their star full-back Ben Barba showed signs of returning to their impressive early-season form as they convincingly dispatched Warrington in advance…

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Ben Barba’s silky double caps impressive St Helens win at Warrington

• Warrington 14-34 St Helens• Douglas, Grace, Lomax and Richardson also score for visitorsSt Helens and their star full-back Ben Barba showed signs of returning to their impressive early-season form as they convincingly dispatched Warrington in advance…

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Sean O’Loughlin returns to inspire Wigan to victory over St Helens

• St Helens 10-30 Wigan• Dan Sarginson scores first two tries to set Wigan on their waySt Helens’ hopes of securing the League Leaders’ Shield have been placed on ice for at least another a week – yet while they will still almost certainly finish top o…

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Tommy Makinson and solid defence guide St Helens to Wakefield win

• Wakefield Trinity 16-36 St Helens• St Helens reassert 10-point lead at top of leagueSt Helens withheld a spirited fightback to re-establish their 10-point lead at the Super League summit and move ever closer to a first League Leaders’ Shield in four …

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Catalans Dragons shock St Helens to reach Challenge Cup final

• Catalans Dragons 35-16 St Helens• French side went 27-0 up in first half to forget for SaintsCatalans Dragons produced a sensational performance to hammer St Helens 35-16 and book their place in the Challenge Cup final in one of the biggest shocks in…

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Challenge Cup’s overdue day in the Bolton sun is a chance to shine

Sunday’s showcasing of the St Helens v Catalans and Warrington v Leeds semi-finals on the BBC is just what rugby league’s most prestigious competition needsFor many rugby league followers, Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-finals provide the sport’s most pre…

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St Helens’ James Roby: ‘I’ll be in the pub watching these lads still playing’

The 32-year-old is one of only two survivors from the 2008 Challenge Cup victory and is targeting an overdue Wembley return as captain of a youthful, resurgent side“I’ve probably got enough experience for the entire squad on my own,” says the St Helens…

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St Helens squeeze past Warrington with two tries from Ben Barba

• St Helens 14-12 Warrington• Two tries from Ben Barba help in home side’s winning causeDanny Richardson kicked a penalty from inside his own half to ensure St Helens moved ever closer to the League Leader’s Shield with a dramatic victory against their…

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St Helens claim 13th straight win by beating Wigan thanks to Knowles

• Wigan Warriors 6-14 St Helens• St Helens are first team to win at Wigan this seasonSt Helens continued their season of dominance against Wigan with their 13th consecutive win – and did so without their star player Ben Barba.Should Hull fail to w…

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St Helens’ Regan Grace helps put match just beyond Wakefield Trinity

• St Helens 34-30 Wakefield Trinity• Saints re-establish Super League six-point lead over WiganIf the Super League title is indeed destined for St Helens this season, these are perhaps the moments the Saints and their supporters will look back on in a …

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Danny Richardson’s last-gasp drop goal secures St Helens win over Leeds

• Leeds Rhinos 22-23 St Helens• Super League leaders win with 78th-minute drop goalDanny Richardson kicked a stunning 78th-minute drop goal to inflict a fifth successive defeat on the Super League champions, Leeds, and open up an eight-point gap at the…

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St Helens hold off Hull to reach Challenge Cup semi-final

• St Helens 25-22 Hull FC• Holders Hull have three men sent to sin-binSt Helens are one victory away from ending their decade?long Wembley absence but they were pushed every step of the way by the Challenge Cup holders, Hull FC.To Hull’s credit, d…

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Ben Barba inspires leaders St Helens to another victory at Castleford

• Castleford 18-40 St Helens• Barba a cut above to reinforce claim for Man of Steel awardNights like these are becoming all too common for the Super League leaders, St Helens, but you suspect the novelty is nowhere near wearing off yet. By the end, thi…

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Brilliant Ben Barba guides St Helens to battling win over Widnes

• Widnes 18-38 St Helens• Regan Grace and Ryan Morgan touch down twice for St HelensThis performance by St Helens will hardly be remembered as the most eye-catching of Justin Holbrook’s first year in charge but, on the anniversary of his arrival, it pe…

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Sylvain Houles will be a Super League coach – with or without Toulouse

In praise of the Toulouse Olympique coach; rugby league makes Eurovision look sensible; and a football-related teaserBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredBefore their second-half meltdown at Warrington on Sunday, most fans assumed any new overseas t…

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Ben Barba masterclass for St Helens sinks Castleford’s cup hopes

• Castleford 18-36 St Helens• Australian scores hat-trick as St Helens reach quarter-finalsThe Super League leaders, St Helens, will be in the hat for Sunday’s Challenge Cup quarter-final draw and, as they have been so many times already this season, t…