WITH the Super League home opener against Warrington just a few weeks away – how are you getting to the Stobart Stadium?Saints Bus Services take the hassle out of parking and leave you free to enjoy the pre and post match fun this season.For just £40 you could travel to Widnes from St Helens for ALL of Saints fixtures in 2011.That’s just £3 per game for regular season fixtures, with Challenge Cup and playoff ties thrown in free.AND all under 16-year-old season ticket holders can travel free.Saints have teamed up with Arriva to provide all this and more.The prepaid service will pick up and terminate at Hall Street in St Helens – with the service beginning three hours before kickoff, running every half hour, and ending 45 minutes before kickoff.After the final whistle, the service will operate from The Stobart Stadium in Widnes (dropping off on Caudwell Road) back to St Helens town centre with the last bus leaving an hour after the final whistle – giving fans plenty of time to enjoy their post match celebrations.The bus season ticket will also permit travel on any Arriva bus service from a journey start point within the borough on any scheduled service to Hall Street and return.If you want a FREE JUNIOR BUS TICKET, you will need to head to Saints Town Centre outlet to pick yours up.The service operates under Arriva’s terms and conditions and is subject to demand. No cash will be taken on the Saints Arriva Bus Service.For match-to-match travel, then Saints’ Official Transport Provider, Hattons Travel, is providing a service from Eccleston to St Helens and through to Lea Green before travelling to the Stobart Stadium.Costing £4, the service will travel from the Griffin in Eccleston to Birchley Street and then on to Lea Green in Sutton.Parking is readily available at these venues and is free after 3pm on a Friday – please state your preferred pick up point when booking.To purchase your Bus Season Tickets, or ‘per match’ tickets, head into the Saints Superstore in St Helens Town Centre, call 01744 455 052 or log on to the Saints Superstore.DITCH THE FUSS… AND GET ON THE BUS!
SAINTS have announced their squad for Sunday’s Round 21 Super League match at Castleford Tigers.Greg Richards is set to make his debut for Nathan Brown’s side whilst Luke Thompson has been recalled.Nathan Brown will choose from:1. Paul Wellens, 3. Jordan Turner, 5. Francis Meli, 6. Lance Hohaia, 7. Jonny Lomax, 9. James Roby, 10. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 11. Tony Puletua, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Willie Manu, 14. Anthony Laffranchi, 16. Paul Clough, 19. Josh Jones, 21. Tommy Makinson, 24. Joe Greenwood, 25. Alex Walmsley, 33. Luke Thompson, 37. Gareth O’Brien, 38. Greg Richards.Daryl Powell will choose his Castleford side from:1. Richard Owen, 2. Justin Carney, 3. Michael Shenton, 5. Kirk Dixon, 6. Rangi Chase, 7. Jamie Ellis, 8. Jonathan Walker, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Craig Huby, 12. Weller Hauraki, 13. Grant Millington, 15. Adam Milner, 16. Nathan Massey, 17. Oliver Holmes, 18. Jordan Thompson, 19. Jordan Tansey, 25.Keith Mason, 27, Ryan Boyle, 29. Ben Davies.The game kicks off at 3.30pm and the referee is George Stokes.Ticket details are hereStat Pack:St Helens have won their last ten meetings with Castleford. The Tigers’ last win against the Saints was 30-24 at The Jungle (as it was then known) on April 6, 2008.St Helens have emerged victorious from four consecutive away visits to Castleford since then.2013 meeting:St Helens 48, Castleford 18 (SLR10, 1/4/13)Super League Summary:Castleford won 4St Helens won 29 (includes win in 1999 play-offs)1 drawHighs and Lows:Castleford highest score: 36-22 (H, 2002) (Widest margin: 35-16, H, 1997)St Helens highest score: 72-4 (A, 2006) (also widest margin)Career Milestones:Paul Wellens needs nine points to reach 1,000 for his career.Wellens has scored 945 points (216 tries, 40 goals, 1 field goal) for St 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).