Saints Nominated For Team Award


Saints swept the board by landing the engage Super League Leaders’ Shield, the Grand Final and the Powergen Challenge Cup, losing just four games on the way by one, two, three and four points respectively.

In addition to this, coach Daniel Anderson was named coach of the year, scrum-half Sean Long picked up the Lance Todd Trophy, forward James Graham was named as young player of the year, while Paul Wellens claimed the Man of Steel award, Harry Sunderland Trophy and rugby league writers’ player of the year award.

St Helens have been nominated alongside the European Ryder Cup team which once again won the Ryder Cup, as well as Sussex CCC who shocked cricket pundits by claiming the double of County Championship and C&G Trophy.

The winner will be announced at the BBC sports Personality awards at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on the 10th of December.

The award will be decided by listeners to BBC Radio Five Live over this weekend, with details of how to vote following.

Meanwhile, Saints are still looking for a venue to hold next year’s World Club Challenge match with NRL Premiers Brisbane Broncos.

Talks have gone ahead with Everton FC about the availability of Goodison Park, but it is now thought that St Helens favour hosting the game at their own Knowsley Road stadium.