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St Helens head coach 'happy and confident' going in the Super League Play Offs

Substitute forward Alex Walmsley grabbed two tries as St Helens overcame 12-man Salford 30-4 to effectively seal their place in the Betfred Super League semi-finals.

A third successive victory snuffed out Wakefield's lingering hopes of a top-four finish and lifted Saints up to third place with a healthy points difference, leaving Wigan likely needing to win by an improbable 90-point margin in their final Super 8s fixture.

Saints head coach Justin Holbrook says he's proud of his player for finishing in the top four and is looking forward to next week's game against either Castleford or Leeds.

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How courage runs in a family. Widow and son reveal plan to climb Everest.

Watch this: It's a great example of how courage can run in a family.

The widow of the former St Helens Rugby League player Steve Prescott has revealed tonight she's joining a challenge in his memory to climb Everest and she's taking her fourteen year old son with her.

Steve was 39 when he died after a seven-year battle with cancer.

Throughout his illness he raised thousands of pounds for charity with a series of endurance events.

On tonight's Granada Reports Steve's widow Linzi and his 14-year-old son Taylor exclusively revealed they're taking part in the Everest challenge in October. It was a privilege to interview them

They will climb with 40 others who include friends and supporters. They will take the amount raised to over a million pounds.

More info at steveprescottfoundation.co.uk If you want to sponsor Linzi and Taylor here's the link https://www.justgiving.com/LinziTaylor/

St Helens players pushed to their limits as they train with tyres, logs and haystacks!

St Helens players have been pushed to their limit in a winter work out with a difference.

The first team squad were up at a Cassius Camp at Silverholme in Graythwaite in the Lake District. The idea was to take the players out of their comfort zone in the build up to the 2016 Super League season.

It was different from the usual pre-season training camp as it was purposely designed to focus on the players' mental and physical wellbeing as well as teamwork.

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