WORLD champions and Grand Final Trophy holders Saints will break new ground on Saturday -- at the hallowed Rugby Union shrine of Twickenham!

For the record-breaking squad will leave Knowsley Road for 'Twickers' on Saturday morning, and will be among the crowd at the England versus Italy Six Nations clash in the afternoon.

And skipper Chris Joynt and his men will be hoping that the trip is an omen with the Rugby League Cup Final to be played at Twickenham for the first time on Saturday, April 28.

As odds-on cup favourites Saints will be quietly confident that the visit to the magnificent stadium will serve as a preview, while another indication of the improving relationship between the codes is that Saints will be entertained to dinner by Harlequins.

Meanwhile, Paul Sculthorpe could face an eight-week lay-off after breaking his jaw in the victory over Wigan. Paul sustained the injury in an accidental collision with Paul Johnson early in the game. He had a titanium plate inserted on Sunday, and his latest mishap comes in the wake of eye socket damage and hamstring problems last season.

Saints will visit either Gateshead or Whitehaven in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup on Sunday, February 25.

The testimonial for winger Anthony Sullivan is now up and running, and a committee has been formed to prepare a programme of events. Test and Welsh international Sully joined Saints from Hull KR in 1991 and has scored 206 tries in 281 appearances. Further details from Tom Carroll Associates on St Helens 734555.

Lifelong Saints supporter and former Mayor of St Helens, Alex Worth died on Sunday aged 71. The funeral takes place at Sacred Heart Church tomorrow (Friday, February 16) at 9am.

Saints have signed a record deal with sports nutritional supplements company Bio-Synergy.

And the club are offering a £3 discount off admission to Southport Pleasureland for every junior season ticket purchased. Details from Simon Dawson on 23697.

Skipper Chris Joynt's try against Wigan was his 100th for Saints in 267 appearances for the club.

Saints are seeking volunteer musicians to form a band to play at home matches. Further information from Simon Dawson on St Helens 23697.

The Junior Saints Club enrolment night will be held on Tuesday, March 6, from 6pm.

Alliance fixtures for this season are: February 28 Bradford (h) 7.30pm; March 7 Wigan (h) 7.30pm; 14 Huddersfield (h) 7pm; 24 London (h) 7pm; 29 Leeds (a) 8pm; April 4 Wakefield (a) 7.30pm; 18 Warrington (h) 7.30pm; May 2 Leeds (h) 7.30pm; 9 Halifax (a) 7.30pm; 16 Salford (a) 7.30pm; 23 Huddersfield (h) 7.30pm; 31 Bradford (a) 7.30pm; June 13 Wakefield (h) 7.30pm; 20 Wigan (a) 7.30pm; 27 Hull (h) 7.30pm; July 7 Warrington (a) 2.30pm; 18 Halifax (h) 7.30pm; 25 Salford (h) 7.30pm; August 1 Castleford (h) 7.30pm; 11 London (a) 2.30pm; 15 Hull (a) 7.30pm; 23 Castleford (a) 7.30pm.