St.Helens R.F.C. - The most successful club of the modern era!
1. St.Helens R.F.C., the most successful club of the modern era, most recently 4-Midable Super League Champions, as well as winning the 2022 League Leaders shield and 2023 Women's Betfred Challenge Cup.
2. Saints played in the first-ever Rugby League Challenge Cup Final in 1897. Since then, they have played in 14 Finals, lifting the famous trophy on 13 occasions. In 2007, they won the League Leaders Shield, Challenge Cup Final and World Club Challenge. This is unprecedented in our era.
3. St.Helens R.F.C. was founded in 1873 and moved to its previous ground at Knowsley Road in 1890. They were founder members of the breakaway Northern Union in 1895, from which the 13-a-side game we know today evolved. The club moved out of Knowsley Road in the Autumn of 2010, playing the 2011 Season at Widnes, before moving into their purpose-built new stadium at Peasley Cross Lane in late 2011.
4. Saints have many current, or former Great Britain/England internationals in their 2022 playing squad:  James Roby, Alex Walmsley, Mark Percival, Jonny Lomax, Jack Welsby, Morgan Knowles, Tommy Makinson and Matty Lees. On top of this, we have many other players who have gained International Honours.
5. Saints Academy is one of the world's most famous, continuing to produce players who go on to make the First team squad. Current first-team regulars James Roby, Jonny Lomax, Tommy Makinson, Jack Welsby, and Lewis Dodd, all came through the Academy.
6. Some of rugby league's most famous names have played for St.Helens, including Tom van Vollenhoven, Vinty Karalius, Ray French, Alex Murphy, Kel Coslett, Mal Meninga, Paul Newlove, Chris Joynt, Paul Sculthorpe, Jamie Lyon, Paul Wellens,  and of course Keiron Cunningham.