Friday night's Betfred Super League Play-off Semi Final with Wigan Warriors could well be Saints' last game at the Totally Wicked Stadium this season.
Should we win, we will proceed directly to the Betfred Super League Grand Final on October 12 at Old Trafford.
With that in mind, we would like to pay thanks to our departing players who will leave the club at the end of this current 2019 season by welcoming them on the Totally Wicked Stadium pitch for one final time prior to Friday night’s kick off at approx 7:25pm.
The club also announced earlier this year that Head Coach Justin Holbrook will leave the club at the end of the current season with Kristian Woolf his replacement ahead of the 2020 campaign.
In the event of a victory on Friday and with it progression to the Super League Grand Final, it will mark the end of Justin’s final game at the Totally Wicked Stadium and so he will therefore address the fans after the full time whistle.
The following players will leave the club at the end of the season and will be welcomed onto the pitch pre-match:
Winger Swift, an academy product, has featured 126 times for his home town club since making his debut in 2012. He has crossed the whitewash 86 times and was part of the Grand Final winning team that defeated Wigan at Old Trafford in 2014.
Swift burst onto the scene scoring a hat-trick of tries in only his second appearance and went onto be an integral part of the first team following the Club’s move to the Totally Wicked Stadium.
He followed up that Grand Final win with a 22-try campaign in 2015 and in his Saints career has incredibly scored four tries in a match on three separate occasions.
“Dougy” joined the Saints on a three-year deal from Gold Coast Titans in late 2o16. He arrived with a pedigree that took in more than 260 games in the NRL and an International career spanning 10 games with Scotland.
Luke holds the incredible NRL record from 2006 to 2014, of having never missed a first grade match though injury or suspension in 215 games.
Douglas has made a total of 59 appearances in the Red Vee, scoring six tries and has spent the majority of the 2019 season on loan at Leigh.
Off the field Luke has been a huge advocate for Saints Community Development Foundation’s LDRL team and has attended a number of events to promote the Learning Disability Super League and the Saints’ Women’s team.
Luke has chosen to retire from the game after a brilliant career.
Liam, 22, is a second rower was captain of the unbeaten Academy Championship winning side in 2016. He has been with the club since he was 14.
He played for Sheffield Eagles on loan in 2017 and split the season with Whitehaven and Halifax in 2018 making 23 appearances in total.
Liam spent 2019 season on loan at Halifax and will take up a new contract elsewhere.
Everyone at the club would like to thank all three players for their commitment and services to the Saints, and we wish them all the very best in the future.