St Helens is home to one of the most famous Rugby League clubs in the world. Saints have a long and proud history and this book tells the story of each and every one of the 79 finals that they have contested, from the very first Challenge Cup final in 1897 to the present day. Each two-page spread gives details of the teams and scorers, Saints’ route to the final and a description of the match, including an interesting and often quirky fact about each final. Numerous illustrations complement the text.
As well as covering all Challenge Cup finals, Super League Grand finals and Championship finals the book also includes all Premiership Trophy finals, Lancashire Cup finals, Regal Trophy finals and BBC2 Floodlit Trophy finals. Oddities such as the Western Division final and the Club Championship final are also included. A short statistics and trivia section concludes the book.
This book will stir the memories of those who remember watching many of these great games and provide an easily accessible and very readable insight into the heritage of the club to those whose interest in Saints has begun more recently. Some readers will wish to read the book from cover to cover whilst for others it will be a fascinating source of reference which may help to settle a few friendly arguments.