SAINTS have won their last three meetings with Wakefield, with the Wildcats’ last win against the Saints coming 33-32 at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on August 12, 2012.St Helens have also won their last four home meetings with Wakefield, with the Wildcats’ last away win against the Saints coming 22-20 at Knowsley Road on 17 July, 2009.2014 Meeting:Wakefield 16, St Helens 24 (SLR6, 23/3/14)Super League Summary:St Helens won 27Wakefield won 7Highs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 64-16 (H, 2005) (Widest margin: 60-4, H, 2005)Wakefield highest score: 41-22 (H, 2004) (also widest margin)Super League Milestones:Paul Wellens needs one try to draw level with Keith Senior in second place in the list of all-time leading try-scorers.1 Danny McGuire (Leeds, 2001-present) 2142 Keith Senior (Leeds/Sheffield, 1996-2011) 1993 Paul Wellens (St Helens, 1998-present) 1984 David Hodgson (Hull KR/Huddersfield/Salford/Wigan/Halifax, 1999-present) 1685 Leon Pryce (Catalan Dragons/St Helens/Bradford, 1998-present) 1656 Ade Gardner (Hull KR/St Helens, 2002-present) 1537 Ryan Hall (Leeds, 2007-present) 1528 Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC, 2001-present) 1499 Rob Burrow (Leeds, 2001-present) 14810 Pat Richards (Wigan, 2006-2013) 147Paul Wellens – 2 tries away from 200 (198 for St Helens, 1998-2014)Consecutive Appearances:Hull FC’s Joe Westerman has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 40.Westerman last missed a Hull game on 25 May, 2013 – a 22-16 Magic Weekend win against Hull KR at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium.His streak then started on 31 May, 2013 – an 18-6 home win against Leeds.1 Joe Westerman (Hull FC) 402 = Matt Cook (London Broncos), Sia Soliola (St Helens) 304 = Eorl Crabtree (Huddersfield Giants), Zeb Taia (Catalan Dragons) 27First Utility Super League Leading ScorersTries:1 Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves) 232 Tom Makinson (St Helens) 223 Morgan Escare (Catalan Dragons) 214 Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 185 = Justin Carney (Castleford Tigers), Elliott Whitehead (Catalan Dragons) 177 = Michael Shenton (Castleford Tigers), Michael Oldfield (Catalan Dragons), Joe Wardle (Huddersfield Giants) 1610 = Ryan Hall (Leeds Rhinos), Mason Caton-Brown (Salford Red Devils), Josh Charnley (Wigan Warriors) 15Goals:1 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 892 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 883 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 864 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 765 = Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos), Luke Walsh (St Helens) 667 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 658 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 649 = Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons), Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 50Goals Percentage:1 Jamie Ellis (Castleford Tigers) 100.00 (10/10)2 Jordan Rankin (Hull FC) 88.46 (23/26)3 Luke Gale (Bradford Bulls) 88.23 (30/34)4 Sam Williams (Catalan Dragons) 84.00 (21/25)5 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 81.96 (50/61)6 Jacob Miller (Hull FC) 81.81 (9/11)7 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 78.57 (66/84)8 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 76.74 (66/86)9 = Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) (64/84), Jamie Foster (Bradford Bulls) (32/42) 76.19Points:1 Marc Sneyd (Castleford Tigers) 2042 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 1933 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 1864 Chris Bridge (Warrington Wolves) 1685 Travis Burns (Hull Kingston Rovers) 1666 Luke Walsh (St Helens) 1537 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 1528 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 1389 Jarrod Sammut (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 13210 Thomas Bosc (Catalan Dragons) 105
SAINTS have announced their 19-man squad for Friday’s First Utility Super League clash with Huddersfield.Mark Percival is recalled to the roster alongside forward Luke Thompson.Nathan Brown will choose from:2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Jordan Turner, 4. Josh Jones, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Lance Hohaia, 8. Mose Masoe, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Sia Soliola, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 15. Mark Flanagan, 16. Kyle Amor, 17. Paul Wellens, 18. Alex Walmsley, 22. Mark Percival, 24. Gary Wheeler, 26. Matty Dawson, 28. Luke Thompson.Paul Anderson will choose his Huddersfield side from:2. Jermaine McGillvary, 3. Leroy Cudjoe, 4. Joe Wardle, 5. Aaron Murphy, 7. Luke Robinson, 9. Shaun Lunt, 10. Craig Kopczak, 11. Brett Ferres, 13. Chris Bailey, 14. Michael Lawrence, 15. Larne Patrick, 16. David Faiumu, 17. Ukuma Ta’ai, 19. Jodie Broughton, 20. Antonio Kaufusi, 21. Anthony Mullally, 22. Jacob Fairbank, 23. Josh Johnson, 27. Jake Connor.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be Richard Silverwood.Tickets for the match remain on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.
The 23-year-old inked a three-year deal with the NRL outfit, effective immediately.“It is a big competition out there and I have always wanted to challenge myself and see what it is like,” he said. “This opportunity came along when I was still young and had no ties. It was a tough decision as I have come through the system here but it is something I have always wanted to do.“I watched the NRL when I was younger and it was something I always thought about so when the opportunity came I couldn’t turn it down. It will be a big challenge.“There were a few other clubs interested but at this stage of the career I made the choice to go to the Gold Coast.“They have been looking after me already and I am looking forward to getting down there and training with the boys.“It will be sad to leave Saints – the club will always be deep down in me.”You can listen to an extended interview with Joe later this week in the Podcast as well as reading the programme at the Wakefield game.
It had originally been scheduled for Saturday September 23 but has been selected to be broadcast on Sky Sports.The game will kick off at 8pm at the AJ Bell stadium and tickets are now on sale.Our remaining Super 8s fixtures are:RD5: Wakefield v Saints – Thursday September 7 – 8pm RD6: Saints v Huddersfield – Friday September 15 – 8pm RD7: Salford v Saints – Thursday September 21 – 8pm
Saints started the game well through tries from Lachlan Coote, a first senior try from Jack Welsby as well as a score from Luke Thompson set us on our way, before Hull KR battled back through two tries from Kane Linnett and a Will Oakes try meant the visitors led at the interval.But Saints were then the team to fight back and despite an early Shaun Lunt try, Kyle Amor, Aaron Smith and Regan Grace all went over to secure a win described as ‘huge’ by Head Coach Justin Holbrook.Hear from Holbrook below as he reflects on the game, sheds light on the absentees as well as gives an injury update on Theo Fages.
A Wilmington reverend and pastor offered ashes to people on the go at Wesley Memorial UMC Wednesday afternoon. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., people could drive up and receive ashes along with a quick prayer.It all only took a few minutes, and one recipient says this makes it easy for everyone to stop by.“Even if you only have five minutes and you’re just passing by, you can still receive that blessing and have that experience,” Trae Setzer said. “I love the fact that they do this and I’m really proud that i’m a part of it.”Related Article: ‘Rock star for a day’: New Orleans celebrates Mardi GrasSetzer says he loves that this is an option because so many more people can participate in Ash Wednesday.It only took each person about two minutes to get their ashes, and then they were on their way. The reverend says this is their fourth year doing this. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — One church made Ash Wednesday easy for everyone this year, with ashes to go. If you didn’t have time to go to a church service today, you could just hit the drive thru.We don’t all have time to make it to a service this Wednesday, but with “Ashes to Go”, you can still get your ashes within a matter of a few minutes.- Advertisement –
Alison English, the executive director of the Azalea Festival was very pleased with the turnout.“We are just so excited to continually look to reach out and partner with other non profits in town. Of course Lane [a service dog in training] here is from Paws4People— they’re an excellent non profit that trains and raises and breeds service dogs for veterans and those with disabilities. So the Azalea Festival is just happy to continue to grow our reach and partner with new organizations and new non profits,” said English.Portions of the proceeds from wristband purchases will benefit paws4people. WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – There are plenty of hands-on events leading up to the Azalea Festival, which is only two weeks away, but the “Paws on Parade” was both hands and paws-on.paws4people and the North Caorlina Azalea Festival provided a “doggy-fun day” with races, a “Canine Court Pageant,” a puppy kissing booth and professional dog portraits at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater on Saturday.- Advertisement –
United Way Worldwide received more than $300,000 in Hurricane Florence donations from people around the world, and $1.7 million from companies and other organizations.President Mary Sellers has been going around the country to discuss recovery efforts after all kinds of disasters.“In the face of disaster, there is great hope and great community pride that comes afterwards that rebuilds that community,” Sellers said. “So, as weighty as it is for me to go into these local communities and see the devastation that has happened, I’m also inspired by the way these communities are saying, ‘we’re going to come together, we’re going to serve the people impacted, and we’re going to be stronger as a result.’”Related Article: Florence death toll climbs to 37Cape Fear United Way serves New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and Columbus counties… and distributes donations on a case by case basis. United Way Worldwide President Mary Sellers hears from several Cape Fear businesses and other organizations about hurricane recovery efforts.(Photo: Matt Bennett/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The president of United Way Worldwide visited Wilmington Tuesday to discuss post-Hurricane Florence recovery efforts with more than 50 local city, county, faith, business and nonprofits.United Way is a non-profit organization that works to pool efforts in fundraising.- Advertisement –
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Representatives from fire departments, police, and local agencies from around the state met in Carolina Beach Wednesday to learn how to better communicate with the public.This is a FEMA basic public information training course, put on by North Carolina Emergency Management and Cape Fear Community College. Agencies around the Cape Fear requested the training.- Advertisement – It is a two-day class to learn how to work effectively with local media. Agencies represented were from Carolina Beach FD, Kure Beach PD, New Hanover County, Pearson County, Bladen County, Brunswick County, City of Southport, Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, and Fayeteville Technical College.Kate Oelslager, with New Hanover County Communications and Outreach, said it is also another way for them to be better prepared for emergencies like Hurricane Florence.“My perspective and one of the after action reports for New Hanover County, communication was a big thing that was brought to our attention from our partners, finding different ways and expanding on ways to communicate in times of disaster,” Oelslager said.Related Article: Freeman Park to close as beach nourishment nears endGood Morning Carolina Anchor Hannah Patrick was there to answer questions and help with a few practice news conferences.
The Blind Elephant, a cozy speakeasy bar in downtown Wilmington. (Photo: The Blind Elephant) You don’t need alcohol this summer to have a good time, all you need is some fresh ingredients and a glass!Professional mixologist Cabell Bryan, from The Blind Elephant in Wilmington is giving us an inside look at some fun, fresh summer drinks you can make for your next party.- Advertisement – Georgia Juice:Muddled fresh peachesSaffronRelated Article: Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in OspreyTurmeric TeaCoconut CreamFresh orange and lemon juiceShake and strain into a martini glass with ice, and enjoy!Bella’s Blues:Muddled fresh blueberriesGinger beerOrange blossom honey syrupFresh lemon juiceStrain into a glass, add seltzer, garnish with a mint sprig, drink up and enjoy!The Blind Elephant is a 1920’s prohibition bar that operates in an alley on Front Street in downtown Wilmington. It features a multitude of elixirs in a cozy atmosphere and hosts live music events regularly.