SPURRED by the success of last season's trail-blazer with Castleford at Anfield, Saints head once again for the home of LIverpool FC on Sunday, when they hope to extract two precious points from Warrington Wolves, kick-off 3pm.

Saints' chief executive David Howes and his staff have left no stone unturned in a bid to promote the game on Merseyside, and will be hoping for a similar gate to that of last year, when more than 12,000 saw bottom club Cas defeated 42-16.

Coincidentally, the Wolves are now Super League's basement boys. Saints' side triumphed 35-22 when the teams met in a Silk Cut Cup clash at Knowsley Road in March.

Warrington are likely to include four ex-Saints' stars in Lee Briers, Adam Fogerty, Chris Morley and Jason Roach, who was in the Castleford line-up 12 months ago, while the injured Keiron Cunningham, Vila Matautia, Apollo Perelini and Tommy Martyn will continue to be Saints' absentees.

Details of hospitality packages at Anfield can be obtained from Andy Foreman and Julie Hesketh at Saints', telephone St. Helens 58269.

Referee is Robert Connolly, and the emphasis will switch to primary school rugby at half-time when Eccleston Mere face Billinge Chapel End.

Saints will meet Wigan at the Vetch Field, Swansea, on Sunday, July 26, in a game which is part of Super League's 'take to the road policy.' The result will count in the league table. The Alliance team will play Huddersfield Giants at Knowsley Road on Tuesday, April 28, kick-off 7.30pm.

Saints are charged by 'high explosive' and that is official! For the team now drink 'Dynamite,' a super-energy refresher which is produced and marketed by a company of that name. Dynamite UK Limited have given Saints generous sponsorship through locally-born director Mike Latham, who is a lifelong supporter of the team. 'Dynamite' is now available from Saints Superstore and further details on its invigorating properties may be obtained on Freephone 0800-7832307.

The Academy team drew 28-28 at Featherstone on Monday night. Tries were scored by John Stankevitch (2), Tim Jonkers, Rick Darwin and Chris Laughton (son of Duggie). Mark McCully and John Braddish each kicked two conversions. Dale Holdstock was man-of-the-match. Coach Nick Halafihi's squad will play Warrington at Knowsley Road tomorrow, Friday, kick-off 7.30pm.

Saints have signed their 18-year-old Academy half-back Paul Wellens on professional forms. A pupil at Carmel College, Paul is the son of long-serving Knowsley Road scout Harry Wellens and brother of former Saints' player Kevin, and also LSH captain Brian.

Ex-Saints and Tongan international forward George Mann has signed for Keighley Cougars.

Answer to correspondent Alan Marsh, of Blackbrook: The testimonial match for Eric Chisnall took place at Knowsley on July 29, 1977, when a St. Helens-born team defeated a Widnes XIII 47-28. The local squad was: K. Gwilliam; Jones, Benyon, E. Cunningham (Saints), L. Chisnall (Leigh); Marsh (Blackpool Borough), Heaton (Rochdale); Hogan (Wigan), Liptrot, D. Chisnall, E. Chisnall (Saints), Whittle (Swinton), Pinner (Saints). Substitutes T. Cunningham, Smith, Pickavance (Saints), Fletcher (Huyton), Case (Warrington).

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