RICHARD Beaumont will join Saints from Hull KR at

first_imgRICHARD Beaumont will join Saints from Hull KR at the end of the season.The 25-year-old prop forward has agreed a two-year contract with the club.A scholar with the Robins, he progressed through their system to make his Super League debut in back in 2011.He’s strong, powerful, tips the scales at 100kg and has a great deal of potential to go far in the game.Club Chairman Eamonn McManus said: “We’re delighted to secure Richard’s signing. He will be a welcome addition to our forward line that has not only gained more experience during the course of 2013 but has been bolstered ahead of 2014.“We’re sure that under the tutelage of Nathan Brown has his coaching staff Richard will do well for the club and we are looking forward to having him on board.”Saints Head Coach Nathan Brown added: “Richard showed a lot of potential coming through the system at Hull KR and will be a real asset to us next season.“He possesses a lot of size and will bring some real go forward to our pack. At 25 he is still developing too and we are looking forward to seeing that at Langtree Park.”Richard has played 13 games for the Robins this season.last_img read more

FIRST Utility Super League is looking to give the

first_imgFIRST Utility Super League is looking to give the most passionate Rugby League family in the country a week they’ll never forget in the build up to the 2016 First Utility Super League Grand Final.Do you attend matches with three or four generations of the same family? Do you follow your team home and away? Is there split loyalties in your family who can’t talk to each other on a match day when their teams play each other? Are you involved in a community club and all volunteer to keep it going? If so we want to hear from you!The winning family will kick their week off by being honorary members of the media at the official Grand Final press conference. They’ll get to ask the players and coaches any question they like.Not only that but you’ll be able to collect autographs and pose for pictures with the players.The week will conclude with tickets to the biggest night in Super League, the Grand Final at Old Trafford where you’ll watch the 2016 First Utility Super League champions lift the trophy.All you have to do to be within a chance of winning is tell us in no more than 250 words why you believe that your family should win this amazing prize.Prize will include:Attendance at the official First Utility Super League Grand Final press conference on Monday October 3 Overnight accommodation for two nights (one family room) in a central Manchester hotel on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 OctoberVIP car parking space in the players’ car park at Old Trafford on Saturday 8 OctoberOld Trafford Stadium tour Family ticket to the First Utility Super League Grand Final The Competition will run from 23 August 2016 until midnight Thursday September 8 2016. Shortlisted families will be notified by Tuesday September 13. The public vote will run from 9am on Thursday September 15 until midday on Friday September 23.To enter and for Terms and Conditions click here.last_img read more

SAINTS legend Cliff Watson has penned his autobiog

first_imgSAINTS legend Cliff Watson has penned his autobiography.In From Saint to Shark, Cliff Watson tells of the unique introduction he had into the game of rugby league in the 1960s at St Helens via a newspaper advertisement. He traces his career at club and international level in England – notching up nearly 400 appearances for Saints and a further 30 for Great Britain.And he describes his time at the Cronulla Sharks Club in Australia during the early years of their existence, culminating in their first ever Grand Final appearance, dubbed the ‘dirtiest final ever’.Watson won every honour in the game and was voted a member of both the Saints and Sharks dream teams. He describes many of the big games that he starred in, covers events that occurred off the field and talks of rival players he had run-ins with. He also deals with several previously unanswered questions relating to the controversial 1973 Australian Grand Final.Watson is forthright in how the Ashes were won and lost on his tours down under and is equally forthright in his views of why England continue to lag behind both Australia and New Zealand. It is a book that will be enjoyed by all lovers of that period of the game – often referred to as the ‘era of the biff’ – when every team had a hard man and Cliff, a skilful and fearless player, was one of the hardest!Available from the club store at £11.99.last_img read more