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NRL Finals: When Saints beat Penrith….

As the NRL Finals kick off, we look back to 2013 when our Saints Academy did the business against Preliminary Finalists, Penrith Panthers, who had the likes of hat-trick hero Nathan Cleary, in their Penrith Junior ranks.

Saints showed remarkable spirit to come from behind and beat Penrith 20-12 in their final match of their Australian Tour back in 2013 at the Pepper Stadium.

Former Saint Danny Richardson scored a hat-trick whilst Matt Flemming added a brace.

The game was tied 4-4 at half time, but in typical Saints fashion, the boys came back twice – from 4-8 and 8-12 down – to secure the victory.

Penrith’s Man of the Match that day? Nathan Cleary.

Former Saints first teamer Ricky Bailey played at full back with the likes of Liam Cooper in the back row.

Current Saints Aaron Smith played at nine with Morgan Knowles at Loose Forward.

Tourists of 2013:

1. Daniel Abram
2. Philip Atherton
3. Ricky Bailey
4. Tom Calland
5. Liam Cooper
6. Jonah Cunningham
7. Oliver Davies
8. David Eccleston
9. Lewis Fairhurst
10. Matthew Fleming
11. Liam Forsyth
12. Lewis Hatton
13. Kieron Herbert
14. David Hewitt
15. Morgan Knowles
16. Ross McCauley
17. Joesph McLoughlin
18. Ben Morris
19. James Nicholl
20. Daniel Richardson
21. Joe Ryan
22. Adam Saunders
23. Aaron Smith
24. Connor Smith
25. Jake Spedding
26. Bobby Williams
27. Chris Worrall

Results:

St Helens 14 v 60 St George
St Helens 16 v 30 Central Coast
St Helens 32 v 30 Wests Tigers
St Helens 20 v 12 Penrith Panthers

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