Catch up with the progress of our St.Helens players on international duty as well as our new Head Coach Kristian Woolf whose Tonga side will face the Great Britain Lions on Saturday.
Ashworth impresses for Knights
Young forward Jack Ashworth impressed in England Knight’s 38-6 win over Jamaica at Emerald Headingley and was nominated for the Man of the Match award.
🎥 Highlights | England Knights 38-6 Jamaica
— England Rugby League (@England_RL) October 21, 2019
Downer World Cup 9s
Regan Grace played both games for Wales in their games against England, France and Lebanon. Grace bagged a try in the 23-6 defeat against France and also showed his immense speed laying on a try in the 25-14 victory over Lebanon.
— St.Helens R.F.C. (@Saints1890) October 19, 2019
Kevin Naiqama also impressed as he captained Fiji. Kev played in all of Fiji’s games as they lost 21-17 to Kristian Woolf’s Tonga in the first golden try match of the tournament. Naiqama got on the scoresheet with a runaway try in the 12-10 defeat to Cook Islands.
Our Saints Women, coached by our very own Craig Richards, got their taste of the Nines as Chantelle Crowl, captain Emily Rudge, Jodie Cunningham, Naomi Williams, Faye Gaskin, Leah Burke represented England.
The girls were eliminated following a 33-4 defeat to New Zealand. The girls did beat PNG 25-4 with Rudge scoring, but they fell to a 42-4 defeat to Australia.
— Women’s Rugby League (@WRugbyLeague) October 18, 2019
Lachlan Coote, Jonny Lomax, Luke Thompson and Alex Walmsley will all have a chance of representing Great Britain Lions as they face Kristian Woolf’s Tonga in a test match on Saturday to be aired live on BBC Two from 7:30am.
🔵 Your 2️⃣0️⃣1️⃣9️⃣ Great Britain Rugby League Lions 🔴
— Rugby Football League 🇬🇧🦁 (@TheRFL) October 21, 2019
— St.Helens R.F.C. (@Saints1890) October 22, 2019
James Bentley could represent Ireland as they face Spain in a European qualifier for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup in Valencia on Saturday. Former Saint Luke Douglas could represent Scotland as they host Greece on the dame day.
Saturday 2nd November will also see Naiqama’s Fiji face Samoa in the Oceania Cup in Auckland and Kristian Woolf’s Tonga will face Australia on the same date whilst the GB Lions are back in action against New Zealand in an international test match.