St Helens are once again in the Super League play-off final and will rekindle their battle with their biggest rivals, Wigan Warriors.
So ahead of this titanic clash on Friday, Merseysportlive takes a look at FIVE of the most memorable victories for the Saints over the Warriors.
1. St Helens 46- 10 Wigan Warriors – 21st March 2008
This was one of the most comprehensive victories for the Saints, an absolute thrashing in March of 2008.
After scoring 22 points in the first 26 minutes of the match, they never looked back and with EIGHT different try scorers in the match, it was certainly a good day for the team who would make it to the final later that season.
2. St Helens 57-16 Wigan Warriors – 4th May 2008
Later in the same season and yet another mauling handed out by that season’s runners up, this time the victory was more emphatic with a hat-trick from scrum-half Sean Long the tip of a massive iceberg which collided the Warriors.
The Saints led 35-0 at the break and added FOUR more tries in the second half to complete the demolition.
3. Wigan Warriors 12- 46 St Helens – 18th July 2008
A hat-trick of demolition derbies was completed in the summer of 2008 when St Helens produced another magnificent performance, capitalising on an early red card to romp to an 8-try victory with SEVEN different try scorers.
The 2008 season was one to remember for the saints against the Warriors, racking up 115 points in the 3 wins.
4. St Helens 14-6 Wigan Warriors – 11th October 2014
One of the most memorable victories was this Grand final, giving the Saints their first title in eight years after five consecutive runner’s up finishes.
It also avenged a disappointing 33-14 defeat earlier in the season.
There was drama from the start as Wigan prop Ben Flower became the first player to be sent off in a Grand final after just THREE minutes after a left hook to the face of Lance Hohaia. Tom Makinson’s try 12 minutes from time was enough to secure the title.
5. St Helens 36-10 Wigan Warriors – 12th July 2019
Our final match takes us back to last year and another dominant performance at home, as St Helens ran in SEVEN tries on their way to victory.
They weren’t really challenged during the match and they continued that form throughout the rest of the season which ended with the team becoming champions of the Super League once again.
The Play-Off Final is this Friday November 27, at KCOM Stadium, kick off 8pm on Sky Sports.
(Image: Mascot – St Helens – creative commons licence by Gerard Barrau)