Month: July 2019

Castleford Tigers U20s 22 v 52 St Helens U20sApart

first_imgCastleford Tigers U20s 22 v 52 St Helens U20sApart from a manic ten minute spell early in the second half this was as controlled a display as the Reserves have produced all season. The fact that that 10 minute spell could have cost them the game speaks volumes for the way their season has gone.The Tigers started with a roar with three repeat sets on the Saints line only to fall victim to a superb Saints counter attack. A grubber on the last ricocheted around before being picked up by a suspiciously offside Nathan Ashe who played to the whistle racing 70 metres before being caught from behind. From the play the ball Paul Clough charged onto the pass to score.On the next set the Saints increased their lead. A good run again from Clough found Scott Hale who was held short but from the play the ball Ashe went through two defenders on the line for the first of his hat-trick.The Tigers responded with a well taken try catching the Saints out with an overlap on the right but the Reserves came straight back at them and were unlucky not to score as first Aaron Lloyd and then Anthony Walker were held up over the line.The deadlock was finally broken as the Tigers defence wilted in the heat under the pressure exerted by the Saints. Two repeats sets on the Tigers line was heading for a third when the Tigers full back knocked on into Ashe’s hands for the simplest of touchdowns.On the stroke of half time some quick thinking from Dan Brotherton saw him notch the fourth Saints try. A Tigers attacking kick rolled dead but the ball was swept back to the 20 whereupon Brotherton targeted the still retreating defenders sprinting past into open space where his speed did the rest.Three scores up and all we have to do is exactly what we’ve been doing so far and the tries will come. Well, that was the call and ultimately it was proved to be right but not before the Saints had been given the biggest of frights by three Tigers tries bringing them to within two points.Thankfully the ship was steadied by some back to basics aggressive defence by the forwards and from the moment Scott Hale reached over to score the result was never in doubt.Joe Greenwood became increasingly influential as the half went on and his runs, punching through the line helped in the next three tries. Firstly Aaron Lloyd darted over from dummy half from a quick play the ball, then good drives from Greenwood and Carl Forster gave Ashe the space to show and go beating the cover from 60 metres out. Finally Forster twisted out of the tackle to crash over after Greenwood had put Josh Jones into the clear.He was denied a try of his own knocking on over the line but Alex Trumper brought up the half century finishing off another mazy Ashe break.As I mentioned previously despite that ten minute spell this was probably the most assure display of the season. With Nathan Ashe at his imperious best the Saints played some sparkling rugby. The loss of stand out forward Jordan Hand early on did not deter the pack and Clough, Walker, Greenwood et al stood up and dominated their Tiger opponents.Coach Ian Talbot also gave a debut to Callum Welsby and to the first of two new Irish recruits Ian Cross who showed well in his first taste of English Rugby League.Match Summary:Castleford:Tries: Ben Blackmore, Josh Atkinson, Ryan Brierley 2.Goals: Ryan Brierley 3.St Helens:Tries: Alex Trumper, Dan Brotherton, Nathan Ashe 3, Aaron Lloyd, Scott Hale, Paul Clough, Carl Forster.Goals: Tommy Johnson 8.Half Time: 24-6Full Time: 52-22Teams:Castleford:5. Joel Gibson; 1. Ben Blackmore, 4. Josh Nathaniel, 3. Josh Atkinson, 2. James Clare; 6. Ryan Brierley, 7. Ben Johnson; 8. Dan Flemming, 9. Tom Carroll, 10. Clark Thompson, 11. Sean Richards, 12. Chris Siddons, 13. Joe Picketts. Subs: 14. Luke Knowles, 17. Richard Lumb, 16. Charlie Martin, 19. Jon Payne.Saints:1. Adam Swift; 2. Tommy Johnson, 3. Josh Jones, 4. Alex Trumper, 5. Dan Brotherton; 6. Nathan Ashe, 7. Ben Karalius; 8. Jordan Hand, 9. Aaron Lloyd, 10. Anthony Walker, 11. Scott Hale, 12. Joe Greenwood, 13. Paul Clough. Subs: 14. Callum Welsby, 15. Ian Cross, 16. Carl Forster, 17. Gareth Frodsham.last_img read more

ARRIVA has teamed up with the Saints to promote th

first_imgARRIVA has teamed up with the Saints to promote the Club on the region’s roads.Five buses emblazoned with players both past and present will tour the area – and Boots, the club’s mascot, is making his debut for the first time.Sia Soliola and Boots came down to Langtree Park to see the buses for themselves.Sia said: “It’s good that the club’s brand can be seen all over the region in this way. I’m sure the lads will rib me whenever they see my bus though!”Rob Cheveaux, General Manager, Arriva St Helens added: “As a local business, Arriva St Helens is proud to support the Saints; the buses are really popular with our customers.“This year we have sponsored Boots – so it’s great to see him out and about on the side of one of our town services.”As part of the sponsorship, for just £1 (single fare), Season Ticket Holders can travel to St Helens Bus Station on match days.All you need to do is show your season ticket to the driver and you can access this special Saint fare… it’s then just a short walk over the Saints Way to Langtree Park!“We are delighted to continue our partnership with Arriva,” Saints Marketing Manager Mark Onion added. “Not only do we have the Saints buses on prime routes around the town, but now we can offer fans great value on travelling to Langtree Park.”Pictured: Saints Sia Soliola and Boots are joined by Arriva St Helens general manager Rob Cheveauxlast_img read more

The 28yearold has played 46 times for the club s

first_imgThe 28-year-old has played 46 times for the club since signing from New Zealand Warriors at the end of the 2015 season.Saints Head Coach Justin Holbrook said: “We’re pleased to have retained Dom for the 2018 season. He was one of best players towards the back end of last season after working hard in training to regain his place in the side.“I’ve been impressed with his work ethic since I joined the club and he adds vital experience and depth as we look forward to the new campaign.”Peyroux has made eight appearances for the Cook Islands, scoring five tries, including two in the 2013 World Cup, and three times for Samoa.He also played for Sydney Roosters and the Gold Coast Titans before moving to the Warriors.Dom said: “I’m blessed to have re-signed with St Helens for another year. We did well in the back end of this year’s campaign to make the semis and were unlucky to miss out on the Grand Final.“We are using it as fuel for a great 2018 season.“I’m looking forward to working hard in pre-season and starting well next year.”Dom made his debut against Huddersfield in 2016 and has scored six tries in the Red Vee.last_img read more

Richmond Foundation calls for a psychiatric emergency service

first_img <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Children holding handsChildren holding hands Richmond Foundation said that a psychiatric emergency service is needed, in a statement on Thursday.The Foundation said that such a service is the right of people who have mental health issues, adding that they should have access to correct information on mental health services offered and how can one access such services.Richmond Foundation further explained that a psychiatric emergency service should be accessible by everyone, and could include a hotline where one could call. It added that the emergency service should be given for free.The Foundation said that services should be adequately marketed whether they are against payment or offered for free.Mental Health Commissioner John Cachia urged the authorities to launch a nation-wide service which would address psychiatric emergencies.Anyone who would like to seek advice from Richmond Foundation can call on 1770 from Monday to Friday, from 8am until 7pm.WhatsApp SharePrintlast_img read more