Saints Land 15 Scholars

SAINTS have signed 15 players from their top rated Scholarship scheme.

Following a successful campaign that saw the under 16s team win seven from eight, including the scalps of Wigan, Warrington and Leeds, the lads have put pen to paper on two-year deals.

All 15 were part of the recent Australia tour which culminated in hard victories over Wests Tigers and Penrith Panthers.

They are now embedded in the Under 19s Academy and are deep into their first pre-season training campaign.

Additionally, 14 of them have started on the Advanced Apprenticeship in Sporting Excellence (AASE) scheme that runs alongside their college commitments.

It is designed to give the players extra training and education around becoming an elite athlete.

“These lads have been involved on Scholarship for some time and have continually demonstrated their potential as Super League players for the future,” Derek Traynor, Saints Under 19s Head Coach/AASE manager, said. “As Australian tourists, they join an Academy squad full of competition, and this challenge I’m sure will help to drive them onto the next stage of their development and rugby careers.

“They are a credit to the Community Clubs that have nurtured them and the Scholarship coaches that have refined their skills over the previous few years.”



Community Club

Aaron Smith


Blackbrook Royals

Ben Morris

Second Row

Blackbrook Royals

Chris Worrall

Second Row

Leigh Miners Rangers

Danny Richardson

Scrum Half

Halton Hornets

David Eccleston


Blackbrook Royals

Jake Spedding


Blackbrook Royals

James Nicholl


Blackbrook Royals

Joe McLoughlin


Blackbrook Royals

Jonah Cunningham

Loose Forward/Hooker

Blackbrook Royals

Lewis Fairhurst

Scrum Half/Hooker


Lewis Hatton

Second Row

Clock Face Miners

Liam Cooper

Second Row

Blackbrook Royals

Morgan Knowles

Stand Off/Loose Forward

Barrow Island

Philip Atherton


Orrell St James

Ricky Bailey

Full Back

Shevington Sharks

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