After defeating Leeds Rhinos, Catalans Dragons, Wigan Warriors and Salford Red Devils in consecutive Grand Finals, St Helens made history becoming the first side to win four Super League titles in a row.
They have been top dogs pretty much since 2018 in Justin Holbrook’s first season even though they didn’t deliver on their hype as they failed to make it to either of the major finals.
Alongside their four Grand Finals, they have also won a Challenge Cup Final and a historic World Club Challenge.
But like the rest of Super League they suffered a financial loss in 2022 as can be seen through their Company House figures:
Operating loss: £1,218, 292
Loss for the financial year: £1,379,014
Total comprehensive income for the year: £1,162, 127
Despite this, the Saints are aiming for title number five in a row and Paul Wellens recently reflected on the season on Saints TV:
“Particularly from the start of the year that we had and the disruption that we’ve had throughout the season as well, it’s obviously very pleasing that the lads, particularly in the last five or six weeks, have really strung some results together.
“I was never in doubt that we would get to the playoffs, but still, you’ve got to make it happen, you’ve got to go out there, you’ve got to pick up results, particularly off the back of an inconsistent start for us, it’s even more rewarding.
“I suppose it shows the competitive nature of Super League in 2023. It’s been one of those seasons where every week when you turn out, you’re guaranteed nothing, There’s been a lot of different results, so to speak.
“We’re just pleased from our perspective that we’ve been able to string some results together and get some consistency about that.
“There’s really high expectations here, there always has been and there always will be. That’s not lost on me, that’s not lost on the playing group either. We know that when you represent this team in this town, you’re representing something much bigger.
“You’re representing, particularly now, 150th year anniversary and this year being that, we feel like we’re representing the history of the club and that’s important to us.”