Morgan Knowles commits long-term future to champions St Helens

Drew Darbyshire
Morgan Knowles St Helens

Super League champions St Helens have tied down key forward Morgan Knowles to a new four-year deal. 

The 25-year-old loose forward has made 149 appearances for Saints since making his first team debut in 2015.

Knowles has won three Super League titles in the last three seasons with Saints. He also helped the club win the Challenge Cup last season.

On his new deal, he said: “I am really made up. I’ve really enjoyed my time here. The club has been brilliant with me as have all the players and the staff.

“I’m happy here and you can’t really put a price on that, so I am delighted to extend my stay.

“I feel really lucky and privileged to be a part of this team and this group. I want more success moving forward.”

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Knowles made his international debut for Wales in 2015 and he represented his heritage in the 2017 World Cup. In 2021, he switched allegiance to his birth country England. He made his England debut mid-season against the Combined Nations All Stars and then played in the autumn test against France.

The Barrow-born forward was named in the Super League Dream Team in 2019 and 2020.

MY SET OF SIX: with Morgan Knowles featuring Saints’ Grand Final triumph & rugby league in Cumbria

St Helens coach delighted to tie down Morgan Knowles

St Helens coach Kristian Woolf said: “Morgan is an exceptional signing for the club. He is a real standout player for us in the way he performs and competes every week. He has a unique skillset where he can play with the footy, but also has that ruthless and tough competitive style.

“If you ask through our playing squad and the majority of players in the competition, he would be someone who they mention and respect. He is a real key player and figure for our team and is a real leader and leads by example both on and off the field.”

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