St Helens chasing the “only achievement” to elude them as they face “the best side in NRL history” says Chairman

This St Helens team has done everything there is to do domestically.

They hold the record for most consecutive Super League titles, have won three League Leaders’ Shields in five years and won the Challenge Cup in 2021.

However, due to their defeat in the 2020 World Club Challenge and its absence since, this spectacular Saints side has yet to be crowned Champions of the world.

But in February 2023, they will have a chance to do just that up against NRL Champions Penrith Panthers.

However, for Chairman Eamonn McManus, the game is much bigger than the current Saints dynasty.

As the club enters its 150th anniversary, this World Club Challenge represents an opportunity for St Helens as a club to cement themselves in history and do something the club has never achieved before.

“The 2023 season is the 150th anniversary of our Club. The only attainable achievement which has eluded us during our history is to be crowned World Club Champions in Australia,” McManus said.

“Many consider this Penrith Panthers side to be one of, if not the, best side in the history of the NRL. Similarly, St Helens are experiencing an unparalleled period of success in Super League.

“The game in Sydney will represent one of the greatest challenges that St Helens has ever faced. We are really looking forward to meeting it head on.”

The game will take place at the BlueBet Stadium on Saturday 18 February, 2023 (6pm KO local/ 7am UK) and will be broadcast by Channel 4.

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