St. Helens  36
Toulouse Olympique  16
St. Helens  36
Toulouse Olympique  16
DATE
COMPETITION
VENUEATTENDANCE(HT)
3rd Sep 2022
Super League
HOME
13112
HT:12-10

1 - Jonathan Bennison
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF

3 - Konrad Hurrell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

4 - Ben Davies
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

5 - Ben Lane
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

GOALS
1

6 - Jack Welsby
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

8 - Iggy Paasi
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF
2023 WCC

9 - Joey Lussick
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

10 - Matty Lees
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2020 SLGF 2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

11 - Curtis Sironen
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2022 SLGF 2023 WCC

12 - Joe Batchelor
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

TRIES
1
WINNING HONOURS
2021 RLCCF 2021 SLGF 2022 SLGF

16 - James Bell
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH

WINNING HONOURS
2023 WCC

17 - Dan Norman
AGE AT TIME OF MATCH


Age in brackets is at time of match - Total average age for this team is 0 - ** non-playing sub


COACH : Kristian Woolf


(2020-01-01 : 2022-09-25 )


MATCH REPORT


MATCH REPORT : Saints kick off went out on the full and off the back of it Toulouse kicked to their left edge on the last tackle and kicked high, the ball was fumbled and Ilias Bergal reacted quickest to score. Former Wigan player Chris Hankinson was unable to convert, 4-0 we trailed. Saints went close to a response in the ninth minute. Off the back of a penalty the ball was moved downfield, it was moved from left to right as Jack Welsby threw a cut-out pass to Tommy Makinson on the right wing, but he was judged to have stepped into touch as he dove for the corner. The reply did come though, Jonny Lomax put Matty Lees through a gap and he found Joe Batchelor on his outside to stroll under the sticks. Makinson converted from in front of the sticks, 6-4 Saints led. In a back and forth first half, it took until the 32nd minute for the third score of the game. Saints went down the short side and Jack Welsby found Curtis Sironen who broke through the Toulouse defence to stroll under the sticks and score. Makinson added the two from in front, 12-4. Toulouse responded once again, Saints tried to kick downfield on the last but Nathan Peats charged the ball down and he raced away to pick up the ball under the Saints sticks and score. Hankinson converted, 12-10. Those were the final points of the first half, as Saints held a narrow two-point lead against the French side. Toulouse re-took the lead early in the second half. Saints were harshly judged to have fumbled the ball in midfield, Toulouse broke down the middle and off the back of it Eloi Pelissier spotted a gap from dummy half to score. Hankinson converted, 16-12. Saints then scored arguably their try of the season. Konrad Hurrell made a break down the right channel, he found Lomax on his inside who then passed to James Roby, he returned the pass to Lomax and he then found the supporting Lees who crossed to level the scores. Makinson converted, Saints led 18-16. That lead was extended with thirteen minutes to go. Saints worked the ball to their right edge and Hurrell kicked ahead before winning the race to the loose ball to score in the corner. Makinson nailed the conversion from the right touchline to make it a two-score game, 24-16. Another quickly followed. Saints worked the ball to their right edge and Makinson went over with a spectacular finish in the corner. He converted his own try from the touchline, 30-16. The sixth and final Saints try came with three minutes to go. Jon Bennison made a great break down the middle of a tiring Toulouse defence, he then found the supporting Welsby whilst being tackled who juggled the ball before scoring under the sticks. Ben Lane took over the kicking duties and maintained the 100% record for the day, as Saints beat Toulouse Olympique 34-16 at the Totally Wicked Stadium on to end their regular season with a victory!

Thanks to the Saints Media Centre for their excellent report







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