SAINTS put themselves back in the mix of title contenders with arguably their best performance of the season to close the gap on fourth-place to one point.
THE two incidents flagged up for attention during Saints' game at Wakefield have resulted in no further action.
SAINTS will find out their Super 8s fixture list on Wednesday.
ST Helens Town continued their build-up to the new season with a demanding friendly at home to Hallmark Security League Championship front-runners Bootle last Thursday.
PHIL Taylor began his final challenge to win the BetVictor World Matchplay title with a 10-5 win over Gerwyn Price in Blackpool on Sunday night, setting up a second round tie with Raymond van Barneveld.
WEEKEND racing this week brought up a mixed bag of events.
A FINAL minute try for Gateshead Storm snatched a 26-22 win from Clock Face Miners in a thrilling game in the north east city.
SAINTS produced arguably their best performance of the season to close the gap on fourth-place to one point. A near perfect first half saw them lead 24-6 thanks to tries from Danny Richardson, James Roby, Tommy Makinson and Regan Grace. They had a battle on at the start of the second half before further touchdowns from Louie McCarth-Scarsbrook and Zeb Taia, plus a brace of Mark Percival penalties to add to his perfect conversion rate, saw Saints home. Richardson, who started the scoring, completed it with a drop goal on the hooter.
SAINTS centre Mark Percival is hoping a good end of season in the Super 8s will dovetail nicely with selection for the autumn’s World Cup – but is happy to bide his time if that does not pan out.
SAINTS have named an unchanged 19 for Sunday's vital trip to Wakefield Trinity.
SAINTS trio Calvin Wellington, Liam Cooper and Jonah Cunningham have joined Sheffield Eagles on loan for the remainder of the 2017 campaign.
THERE are five Saints players in Wales' provisional 38-man train-on squad ahead of Rugby League World Cup 2017.
'GIVE it to Grace' may sound more like a 1970s sitcom than a terrace chant, but ever since the Welsh flier erupted into the first team on Good Friday those words have not been far from the lips of the expectant supporters.
ST Helens Town finally opened their new Ruskin Drive football ground on Saturday with a pre-season friendly against fellow Hallmark Security Football League member club Congleton Town.
SAINTS have a glorious chance to move within a point of the top four in the final match of the regular Super League season – but they will have to shake off their away day blues to do so.
National Development Cup Final: Blackbrook Royals U12 4 Orrell St James 14. T: Kyle Sparrow.
BLACKBROOK Royals U16s were unable to back up last week’s NWY Cup final win when they took Siddal in the National Cup Final.
THE best two best sides in the North West Counties Youth who had met nine days earlier with Judes edging it by two points, but Thatto Heath Crusaders triumphed in this final 34-18, condemning St Judes to bridesmaids for the fifth consecutive final.
THE Tin Man, Caravaggio, Limato and Quiet Reflection head the early entries for the 51st running of the Group 1, 32Red Sprint Cup? at Haydock Park, a race that was first established in 1966.
THATTO Heath dropped out of the Challenge Trophy as West Hull grabbed a narrow 30-28 win at home, writes Andrew Southward.