TICKETS for Saints home opener with Huddersfield G

first_imgTICKETS for Saints home opener with Huddersfield Giants are now on sale.Nathan Brown will begin life at the club with a match-up against his former employers at Langtree Park on Saturday February 2 (4.45pm).It’s sure to be a cracker of a match as the likes of Willie Manu and co take to the field in anger for the first time.Tickets are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 and by logging on here.In fact, you can now buy tickets for every one of Saints home matches in 2013 via www.saintssuperstore.comlast_img read more

ADE Gardner says it is only a matter of time befor

first_imgADE Gardner says it is only a matter of time before Saints return to winning ways.The 29-year-old winger has been watching from the sidelines in recent weeks because of injury and suspension but has seen enough to suggest two points are just around the corner.“We are remaining positive,” he said. “The lads are hurting as we haven’t won, but I think it is only a matter of time before we get on a decent run and start kicking on. It’s never ideal going out of the Cup but we have five free weekends between now and the end of the season. That enables us to freshen up. I’m not used to that as in the past I’ve played 32 to 33 games a year. We have to take what we can from it really, build some blocks in training and freshen up.”He continues: “It was frustrating to be out injured and suspended and to be honest I couldn’t see why I was banned. But it is what it is and I move on.“The concussion was hard too as you can’t do much. I’ve not had nothing even close to that sort of injury before and when I watched it back on TV I was pretty shaken up. I’m now looking for a decent run in the side.”With Adam Swift injured it is likely Ade will return to the starting line-up.“I’m looking forward to it,” he added. “Widnes are a good side and have quality players; we will have to be on our guard. We will hopefully have some players back too.”Tickets for Friday’s match at Langtree Park are now on sale. You can buy from the Ticket Office at the stadium, by calling 01744 455052 or by logging on here.Match Stat Pack:Widnes are seeking their first Super League victory against St Helens on Friday night. St Helens have won the last 16 games between the sides, with Widnes’ last victory coming at home, 20-17 in the Stones Bitter Championship, on 4 April, 1994. Their last away win against St Helens was 20-12 in the Stones Bitter Championship on 1 April, 1991. Saints have won ten consecutive home fixtures with Widnes since then.2013 Meeting:Widnes 4, St Helens 16 (SLR2, 10/2/13)Super League Summary:St Helens won 12Widnes won 0Highs and Lows: St Helens highest score: 62-0 (H, 2012) (also widest margin)Widnes highest losing score: 23-24 (H, 2012)Career Milestones:Paul Wellens needs 13 points to reach 1,000 for his career. He has scored 941 points (215 tries, 40 goals, 1 field goal) for the club Helens since 1998. He has also scored points for Great Britain (18 – 4 tries, 1 goal), England (16 – 4 tries) and Lancashire (12 – 3 tries).Ade Gardner needs three tries to reach 200 career touchdowns. His total of 197 has been scored as follows: 171 for St Helens (2002-2013), 15 for Barrow (2000-2001), 2 for Great Britain (2006-2007), 2 for England (2008) and 7 for England ‘A’ (2002-2003). He has also made three non-scoring appearances for Cumbria (2003-2004 & 2010).last_img read more

THATTO Heath Saints Girls under 16s team played a

first_imgTHATTO Heath Saints Girls under 16s team played a friendly against Ashton Bears at the weekend and won 48-22 writes Laura Birchall.This is the first time the new team has had the chance to play against another side and be able to put what they had learnt during pre-season training to good use!The game began as a tough encounter between the two sides, each displaying fantastic footwork and impressive teamwork.However, it was Pip Birchall who scored the first try for Saints girls and she also completed the conversion kick.The other tryscorers for the Saints came in the form of Alisha Lea, Emily Hill and two apiece for Jade Ward and Rebecca Rotherham.With Pip Birchall completing six from six conversions and Alisha Lea adding another, the Saints Girls illustrated their strength, teamwork and skill to win the match.last_img read more

Malta will continue to support UN processes in Libya – Abela

first_imgMinister Carmelo Abela with Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Federal Minister of Defence, before the joint Council session for Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers of the EU.Minister Carmelo Abela with Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Federal Minister of Defence, before the joint Council session for Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers of the EU. Malta’s Foreign Minister Carmelo Abela has told a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Minister’s Council (FAC) that, ‘Malta will continue to unwaveringly support the UN-facilitated process in Libya,’ and that the country calls on ‘all parties to do the same. Relations with Libya have always been pivotal for peace, stability, and security in the Mediterranean region, and will remain so for years to come.’While expressing his disappointment at the current situation in Libya, Minister Abela said that it was ‘a short-term objective’ to call for ‘a comprehensive and durable ceasefire’ that would bring about negotiation between the warring groups.‘Diplomacy is the only way forward’ Abela told fellow Ministers and representatives of the EU.The Minister was making the comments as renewed violence has been unsettling the country since April 4th. The conflict is understood to have started when the rebel commander of Libya’s eastern forces (the Libyan National Army) began marching on the capital Tripoli and the Government of National Accord under the leadership of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj (GNA).According to the World Health Organisation, over 430 people have been killed and at least 2,110 have been wounded since the violence erupted. Over 55,000 have been displaced.Read more:Watch: 3 migrants detained from EU ‘flagged’ vessel by Libyan coastguard – SeaWatch‘Migrants and refugees in Tripoli detention centres need to be evacuated’ – UNHCRThe EU needs to prioritise the Libyan issue; people are dying at sea – PDAlong with the conflict in Libya, Minister Abela also stressed the importance of finding solutions to the conflicts in the Sahel region of the African continent.He stated that it was important to recognize the connection between development and humanitarian tasks. Abela stressed that, ‘a commitment to investment in youth is an important deliverable as it better prepares Sahel youth populations for the job market and will simultaneously create more and better jobs.’ SharePrint Minister Carmelo Abela during the bilateral meeting with Tiébilé Dramé, Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation of Mali. Minister Carmelo Abela with Ursula Von Der Leyen, German Federal Minister of Defence, before the joint Council session for Foreign Affairs and Defence Ministers of the EU. Minister Carmelo Abela with Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, Armenian Foreign Minister, and Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, and of Defence of Belgium. Minister Carmelo Abela with Jorge Domecq, Chief Executive Officer of the European Defence Agency.center_img WhatsApp 1 of 5 <a href=’;cb={random}’ target=’_blank’><img src=’;cb={random}&amp;n=ab2c8853&amp;ct0={clickurl_enc}’ border=’0′ alt=” /></a> Minister Abela with Michael Farrugia, Maltese Minister for Home Affairs and National Security, and Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg’s Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Immigration and Asylum.last_img read more