OUR review of the 2015 concludes with what happened in October, November and December.
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Sadly, a repeat Grand Final appearance wasn’t to be as Saints went down to Leeds despite arguably their best performance of the season.
The final scoreline may have shown a 13-20 reverse but Cunningham’s men were the best side throughout and were unlucky not to win.
Alex Walmsley won the Top Metre Maker award at the Steve Prescott Man of Steel Awards but missed out on the big prize to Zak Hardaker.
Outstanding Contribution awards went to Ade Gardner and Paul Wellens.
It was announced that Saints would face NRL Minor Premiers Sydney Roosters in the 2016 World Club Series – a repeat of the first World Club Challenge game in 1976.
James Roby was named in the England’s squad for the test series with New Zealand and crossed for two tries in the 84-4 warm up win over France.
Regan Grace and Morgan Knowles were selected in the Wales European Championship squad.
Matt Haggerty was loaned to Salford for the 2016 season.
And the Academy Tour of Australia was a successful one as the youngsters went four for four on their travels.
Outside back Jack Owens signed on a two year deal from Widnes – just in time for pre-season.
Squad numbers for the 2016 were announced. Mark Percival and Alex Walmsley were promoted to the No.4 and No.8 shirts respectively.
New signing Lama Tasi was given No.14 shirt and other new recruits Dominique Peyroux, Theo Fages and Jack Owens the No.18, 19 and 22 shirts respectively.
There were also new faces from the Club’s Academy system with Calvin Wellington, Danny Richardson and others joining Ricky Bailey and Morgan Knowles in the top squad.
Saints visited a Cassius Camp in the Lake District and trained with 42 Commandos in Plymouth as part of their pre-season preparations.
Head of Strength and Conditioning Matt Daniels then took the side on a brutal run around Rivington Pike.
We cannot wait for the new season! Merry Christmas all and a Happy New Year!
Season Review – Part One (Jan – March) – Part Two (Apr – June) – Part Three (July – September)