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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 wayOn nights like these, there are really no need for in-depth team talks and pre-match pick-me-ups, but on his final visit to St Helens after an association spanning a…

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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 WiganThe Super League leaders, St Helens, re-established their six-point lead over Wigan at the top with victory over Wakefield but they were pushed every step of…

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

• St Helens 25-22 Hull FC• Holders Hull see 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, de…

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Zeb Taia and Mark Percival inspire St Helens to win against Hull FC

• St Helens 26-12 Hull FC• Saints extend Super League lead to six pointsIn the end, this was a satisfactory enough night’s work for the Super League leaders. Nothing too extraordinary can be expected from any side playing their third game in a bruising…

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St Helens end nine-year wait for Good Friday win over Wigan

• St Helens 21-18 Wigan• Saints open up a four-point gap at Super League summitIt is impossible to argue Justin Holbrook has not overseen a remarkable transformation at St Helens in little over a year in charge but you felt there was still one niggling…

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St Helens’ Ben Barba overshadowed by Wigan’s superb Sean O’Loughlin

• Super 8s: St Helens 16-26 Wigan
• Wigan still have Grand Final chance

Wigan’s defence of their Super League title they won last October has been littered with suggestions Shaun Wane’s side are incapable of retaining the trophy next month in the Grand Final.

And on occasions that scepticism has not been without reason – but as the calendar ticks over into September Wigan are beginning to peak at just the right time once again. And what a night they chose to prove it, as the Ben Barba fanfare in St Helens was silenced by their fiercest rivals.

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Mark Percival’s late try welcomes Justin Holbrook to St Helens with derby win

• St Helens 22-19 Wigan
• Mark Percival’s second try edges thrilling derby against Wigan

Justin Holbrook could be forgiven for thinking life as a Super League coach is always this easy. There will be tougher times ahead for the new man in charge at St Helens, but this has been quite the seamless transition for the Australian as he begins the sizeable task of reviving the Saints’ fortunes.

Holbrook watched on last week as his new side produced the standout performance of Magic Weekend, beating Hull FC 45-0. His first official match could not have been much tougher – the rip-roarer that is rugby league’s greatest derby, St Helens against Wigan.

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St Helens continue habit of recent times and sink lofty Castleford

• St Helens 26-22 Castleford
• Tigers’ run without victory at Saints reaches 25 years

The tide is turning for rugby league in Castleford but some things seem destined never to change. Twenty-five years have passed since Cas won a competitive fixture at St Helens and, try as they might, they just cannot get the job done in this part of Merseyside.

Knowsley Road, Anfield, even across the M62 in Widnes for a one-off fixture six years ago – and now eight attempts without succeeding at the new stadium.

Related: Declan Patton keen to help Warrington back to another ‘real high’

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