Jon Wilkin to leave St Helens

Alex Yoxall

After a sparkling 16-year St Helens career, the former Saints captain is set to leave the current league leaders at the end of the 2018 season.

Wilkin, 34, will wear the famous red-vee for the final time this year – but his future beyond the current season is still up in the air.

He began his St Helens career back in 2002 after signing from his boyhood club Hull Kingston Rovers. Since then he’s never looked back and has racked up a massive 13 titles with the Saints.

These include three Super League trophies, four Challenge Cup trophies, five League Leaders Shields and a World Club Challenge trophy.

Not to mention being a part of the treble winning 2006 side that also won the BBC Sports Personality Team of the Year award.

Wilkin was eventually made captain in 2015 but passed on the armband at the start of the year to fellow Saints stalwart, James Roby.

With over 390 appearances and 93 tries, Wilkin will look to finish his Saints career on a high by attempting to win the Betfred Super League Grand Final.

The Super 8s begin for St Helens against Huddersfield Giants tomorrow at the Totally Wicked Stadium at 19:45.