JAMES Roby and James Graham have been named in the 2011 Engage Super League Dream Team.Both appear for their second successive seasons and for the third time in total.Newcomers Rangi Chase of Castleford Tigers and Scott Dureau, the Catalan Dragons scrum-half, are among six debutants in the prestigious team of the year.Other new faces include the oldest player currently playing in the Engage Super League, Catalan Dragons second row Steve Menzies, who becomes the 121st player to be selected in the Super League Dream Team since 1996.Hull FC’s Tom Briscoe has earned his first selection in the squad on the wing and is joined by another debutant on the opposite flank, where Joel Monagahan of Warrington stars in only his first season in Super League. Monaghan’s team-mate Garreth Carvell is the sixth debutant in the front row.The Engage Super League Dream Team is chosen by a panel of Rugby League journalists and broadcasters who regularly cover the Engage Super League competition and is based on form throughout the regular season.Each player who has appeared in the Dream Team has been given an individual ID number and these numbers have been woven into the design of the shirt.2011 ENGAGE SUPER LEAGUE DREAM TEAM1 – Sam Tomkins (Wigan) – 2009, 2010 – 107th player2 – Tom Briscoe (Hull FC) – Debut – 116th player3 – Kirk Yeaman (Hull FC) – 2006 – 84th player4 – George Carmont (Wigan) – 2008 – 99th player5 – Joel Monaghan (Warrington) – Debut – 117th player6 – Rangi Chase (Castleford) – Debut – 118th player7 – Scott Dureau (Catalan) – Debut – 199th player8 – James Graham (St Helens) – 2008, 2010 – 102nd player9 – James Roby (St Helens) – 2007, 2010 – 94th player10 – Gareth Carvell (Warrington) – Debut – 120th player11 – Ben Westwood (Warrington) – 2008, 2010 – 103rd player12 – Steve Menzies (Catalan) – Debut – 121st player13 – Sean O’Loughlin (Wigan) – 2010 – 115th player
HULL FC are inviting St Helens supporters to travel in large numbers to the KC Stadium next weekend with special ticket and accommodation offers available for a special Jubilee celebration when the two teams meet in Super League on Sunday, June 3.The Saints have always embraced the journey across the M62 to East Yorkshire and have mixed well with their Hull counterparts in recent seasons, when matches between the sides have served up some truly memorable moments and plenty of drama.Now, the Black and Whites would like to extend another warm welcome to fans of last year’s Grand Finalists travelling across for the match, which will see plenty of activities and entertainment rolled out for fans of both clubs as part of special celebrations to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.And with this in mind, Hull FC have waivered the match week ticket price increase so that all adult away supporters tickets will remain priced at £23, including on the day of the game.The club have also secured a number of discounted hotel rooms courtesy of the club’s official hotelier, Hallmark Hotels, who will be offering cheaper rates exclusively to St Helens supporters wishing to stay over in Hull during the bank holiday weekend.The offer will see 4-star bed and breakfast rooms priced at just £65 for two people with complimentary bacon or sausage sandwiches after the game finishes on the Sunday.The discounted room rate will apply to supporters wishing to stay on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday nights, with fans simply needed to quote the code “MELI0306” when booking over the phone on 01482 645212.Meanwhile, the fan park will be open to supporters from 11am on the day of the game and will ensure there is plenty to do both inside and outside the ground, including fairground rides, archery, inflatables, a dog show, face painting, balloon modellers, food stalls, trampolines and a rodeo bull ride all in nearby West Park.There’ll also be the pomp and ceremony of a vintage open-top bus, plenty of flags, live music, rugby coaching sessions and much more in an event that will provide families with the perfect day out.And when fans arrive, you’ll not only be able to wander around the fan park at your leisure, you’ll also be entertained by a Queen tribute act performing inside the stadium and play your part in a raucous rendition of God Save The Queen, led by local classical singer Leroy Vickers.You can buy tickets by calling into the ticket office at Langtree Park, clicking here or but calling 01744 455 052.
THE Saints Superstore will have a good range of England and Exiles merchandise on sale this Saturday.For one day only we will stock great England gear at reduced prices as well as the brand new 2012 Exiles Shirt.You can pick up an England home shirt for just £25 (kids at £20), as well as Training T-Shirts and Vests starting at £12 for Adults.Hoodies and Fleeces are available in limited sizes for just £20 for adults with caps and hats at just a fiver.The brand New Exiles Size 5 ball and England Size 5 and Midis will also be available in limited quantities.The shop will be open from 9am in Saturday, closing at kick-off, before reopening for an hour after the match.
SAINTS Academy Tourists fly out to Australia tonight for their bi-annual tour.They will take on St George (October 13), Central Coast (October 18 @ Wyong Leagues Club), Wests Tigers (October 20) and Penrith (October 26 @ St Mary’s) in the three-week trip – as well as visiting Sydney Swans AFL.Everyone at the club would like to wish Daniel Abram, Philip Atherton, Ricky Bailey, Tom Calland, Liam Cooper, Jonah Cunningham, Oliver Davies, David Eccleston, Lewis Fairhurst, Matthew Fleming, Liam Forsyth, Lewis Hatton, Kieron Herbert, David Hewitt, Morgan Knowles, Ross McCauley, Joseph McLoughlin, Ben Morris, James Nicholl, Daniel Richardson, Joe Ryan, Adam Saunders, Aaron Smith, Connor Smith, Jake Spedding, Bobby Williams and Chris Worrall all the best on their trip.#saintsheartbeatFor all the latest on the Tour click here.
Jack Ashworth comes in for the injured Zeb Taia in the only change from last week’s squad.Justin Holbrook will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Theo Fages, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor (pictured), 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Morgan Knowles, 16. Luke Thompson, 17. Dom Peyroux, 18. Danny Richardson, 19. Regan Grace, 20. Matty Lees, 21. Jack Ashworth, 23. Ben Barba.Shaun Wane will choose his Warriors side from:1. Sam Tomkins, 2. Tom Davies, 3. Dan Sarginson, 7. Sam Powell, 8. Tony Clubb, 9. Thomas Leuluai, 10. Ben Flower, 14. John Bateman, 17. Taulima Tautai, 19. Willie Isa, 20. Morgan Escare, 22. Liam Marshall, 25. Romain Navarrete, 30. Gabriel Hamlin, 34. Josh Woods, 36. Samuel Kibula, 39. Liam Paisley, 40. Joe Greenwood, 41. Chris Hankinson.The game kicks off at 7:45pm and the referee will be Robert Hicks.Tickets for the clash are now on sale from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here. Coach travel is free for 2018 Members whilst places last.