Their current main shirt sponsor is RCMA Group (home jersey) and Crabbies (Away Jersey). Led by St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS … Fittingly, Cunningham snatched the final ever try at the famous old ground in typical fashion from dummy—half. @leedsrhinos @twstadium Saturday 10 April St Helens 14:30 Leeds Rhinos. Now, however, it can be argued that Saints look to make them internationals, with no less than five of the current St Helens squad's youth products having gone on to represent either Great Britain or England or both. All rights reserved. Includes the latest news stories, results, fixtures, video and audio. , The other "big" North West club in Super League, Warrington, have also built up an anticipated derby contest with St Helens, particularly within Super League.  However, they remarkably have never met in Challenge Cup or Super League Finals. After the great schism of 1895, and St Helens joining the NRFU, their first game at Knowsley Road under traditional rugby league rules was against Rochdale, in front of 3,000 spectators. The club also have something of a fan base forming in the Far East, with fans from Singapore and Japan.. St Helens are one of the oldest members of the Rugby Football League.  The Champion fortunes that St Helens fans' greet today were certainly not apparent in this period, with the club finishing fourth to bottom in 1907, third to bottom in 1908, and consistently mid—table between 1909 and 1913.  They also won the Challenge Cup in 2001; 13–6 over Bradford, with the final held at Twickenham Stadium for the first time, and the 2001 World Club Challenge, earning a 20–18 win over the Broncos. In addition to this, an iconic bridge, directly linking the ground to the town centre went under construction on 9 August 2010. Saints RLFC Official Web Site.  In his first season, McClennan took St Helens to the 1991 Challenge Cup Final, where they were defeated by 13 points to 8 by Wigan. Since 2015 St Helens' kit has been supplied by O'Neills.  Saints currently play at the Totally Wicked Stadium. The arrival of Alex Murphy as coach in 1986 produced some colourful displays from a team that was widely regarded as an entertaining team to watch, but seemed to be constant runners-up. During his tenure the club won one league title (1996), a year in which he was named Super League's coach of the year, and enjoyed back—to—back successes over Bradford in the Challenge Cup (1996 and 1997). 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The away strip used in 2005 was the famous blue strip with a dark blue V. 2009 saw the long red V of 1985's design appear again, before, in 2010, a casual thin red V was seen.  However, for the fourth year running, St Helens once more proved flops in the Grand Final. BBC Sports Personality of the Year Team Award, BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach Award, Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message, List of St Helens RLFC international players. St Helens RFC's 10 Greatest Players • Rugby League Opinions only to lose out to the Leeds Rhinos in the final, 18–10, making the Leeds Rhinos the only team to win the Grand Final three times consecutively. Old, retro and collectable. Coached by Shaun McRae, the Saints competed in Super League I and finished in 1st place, and also went on to win the 1996 Challenge Cup, beating Bradford Bulls in the final.  In the 1901–02 season, however, they did finish third in the Lancashire league.  They repeated their first Challenge Cup success of the 1970s three years after the first against Widnes in 1976 where they were victorious by 20–5 in the famous 'Dads Army' final.  This strip saw a somewhat shorter red vee, compared to the ventures of the design in 2009 and '10.  They also lost the Premiership Final that season, losing to Wigan. Such activities off the field and between games like fights between supporters, has led to some fans being discouraged from attending the fixture at Knowsley Road; shown by somewhat disappointing crowd figures, such as an example of 11,048 in 2010.  They lost the 2002 Challenge Cup Final to Wigan at Murrayfield Stadium by 21 points to 12. One of the finest finals of the Super League era was anticipated, but the flamboyant Saints that the fans saw so rarely under Potter once more failed to materialise, and, in front of a near sell—out crowd of 71,526, they fell to a 22–10 loss to rivals Wigan. In the shortened 1918–1919 season, St Helens played only nine times. Official (@saints1890) , The success of the Saints in Super League began under the leadership of Shaun McRae in 1996. , St Helens followed up their Challenge Cup win by claiming the League Leader's Shield, before cementing their reputation as the team of the year by defeating Hull 26 points to 4 in the Super League Grand Final. - the most successful club of the Super League era Kristian Woolf was pleased with his side’s defensive resilience which kept Hull KR scoreless in our second win of the Betfred Super League season.  They won the Lancashire Cup, in the 1991–92 season, beating Rochdale Hornets. Totally Wicked Stadium is a multi-purpose venue for hire as, well as being home to the world famous St Helens RLFC.  A second Lancashire County Cup came in 1960–61,. However, the season started with a terrible run of results, which culminated in Royce Simmons being sacked in March.  St Helens won the Western Division Championship under McCormick's rule, beating Swinton 10–7. Saints winning 83, drawing 11 and losing 141.  In their first match at the new ground, St Helens beat Manchester Rangers, played under rugby football rules.  In Ashton's first season in charge, St Helens won the Championship, and contested the inaugural Premiership Final, losing 26–11 to Leeds. Formed in 1873, St Helens are one of the 22 original members of the Northern Rugby Football Union and have been league champions on 15 occasions.  The 1965 New Zealand tourists appeared at Knowsley Road on Wednesday 15 September. Indeed, many of St Helens current and past squads call areas like Widnes, Wigan, Cumbria and Oldham home. , The aftermath of the war was still taking its toll on national sport, not merely the club's ability to compete and complete fixtures, on 31 January 1918 'close down' due to a lack of finances following a 22–0 defeat by Widnes.  The first two years of the 1950s, the last two years of Peter Lyons' reign, also ended trophyless.. They have contested the last three Super League finals, but the rugby they have produced in recent years is considered amongst the best in Super League. Bet on Rugby League with  They played in a vertically striped blue and white jersey—a stark contrast to the well known broad red band which would become the kit for the club later. , In the Super League XXIII season, St Helens claimed the League Leader's Shield and Ben Barba who had joined the club that year won the Man of Steel award. The 1985 New Zealand tour jersey was similar to the home shirt of 2009, sponsored also by Pilkington. The derby is also sometimes considered a contest in terms of pride between the two counties. St Helens won this epic 12–6, and the kit has since become synonymous with the club. St Helens defeated Bradford 8–6 in the 1999 Super League Grand Final, their first Grand Final, with more than 50,000 people witnessing Chris Joynt lift the trophy at Old Trafford.  The first match of the new code was an 8–3 win at home to Rochdale Hornets before 3,000 spectators, Bob Doherty scoring St Helens' first try. However, there exists considerable support towards Newton, Billinge and Ashton also. This is the official website of St.Helens R.F.C., proudly founded in 1873. statistics and records, List of St Helens R.F.C. This was used until 2010, when the club decided to unofficially rebrand to "Saints RL", to coincide with them leaving Knowsley Road, and going "on the road" to Widnes for a season. The 1985 season therefore saw the famous stickman of St Helens first used.