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GET in early and sample the fantastic atmosphere a

first_imgGET in early and sample the fantastic atmosphere and facilities at Langtree Park!This Friday’s SOLD OUT Karalius Cup match against Widnes Vikings is not only the first match at our brand new stadium, but a chance for all fans to sample the best venue in Rugby League.The Founders Bar will be open from 3pm and when turnstiles open at 6.30pm you can enjoy the comfortable surroundings of the 360-degree concourse.Fans can look at the mosaics depicting Saints legends and take advantage of the kiosks.Each is specifically named – such as Murphy’s Bar, The Wide to West and Marching Inn – and they serve a variety of top class refreshments from Saints Gold to pies and mash.Saints have teamed up with Peters Pies to create a “Pie shop” in the North Stand that will sell Just Steak, Minced Beef & Onion, Leek Cheese & Potato, Chicken & Mushroom and Potato & Meat pies on their own at £3 or with mash, potatoes and peas or gravy for £4.50.The latter four pie varieties will be available in the other concourse kiosks.Alongside these tasty treats we will also be selling Hot Dogs with or without onions and a Stadium Burger.There will be a selection of soft and hot drinks including main shirt sponsor Typhoo Tea.Also available will be Fresh Homemade Soup, a selection of Crisps, Cadbury’s Chocolate and Grab Bag sweetsSaints Gold Bitter & Foster’s Lager are on draught around the ground with Murphy’s stout available in the South Stand.There will also be a DJ in the Founders Bar from 6:30pm and post-match until midnight.On the pitch, entertainment starts at 7.30pm with the superb Signature performing their moves.Suleman Mirza & Madhu Singh have been performing together for over 10 years and will bring a unique style of dancing to Langtree Park.Signature’s biggest success came when they performed on Britain’s Got Talent in 2008, when they were runners up out of more than half a million applicants.They’ve performed with many A-list Bollywood Superstars and celebrity friends such as Chris Brown, Leona Lewis, Mcfly, Danni Minogue, Jay Sean, Alexandra Burke, Sugababes and worked with celebrity choreography Lavelle Smith Junior (choreographer to the likes of Janet Jackson, Beyonce Knowles and Michael Jackson).Half time will feature mini-rugby and the new ‘Defuse the Bomb’ kicking competition.On sale will also be a special brochure symbolising our return to the town. For just £5, it is packed with news and views from around the club, a pictorial of the stadium build, interviews with Jonny Lomax, Ade Gardner and Josh Perry, alongside the pre-season thoughts of Head of Strength and Conditioning Matt Daniels.Friday will be an historic night in the history of the Saints, the stadium and the town – be a part of it.last_img read more

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FOLLOWING the Rugby League International Federatio

first_imgFOLLOWING the Rugby League International Federation’s decision earlier this week to immediately outlaw the shoulder charge from the International Laws of the Game, the RFL has banned the shoulder charge from all domestic competitions with immediate effect.The RLIF’s ban sees the shoulder charge outlawed for the Rugby League World Cup and PROBIZ World Club Challenge and the RFL’s decision will see the shoulder charge made illegal in all competitions, including Super League, Tetley’s Challenge Cup, Kingstone Press Championships and Northern Rail Cup, as well as community game competitions.RFL Laws Committee Secretary Blake Solly said: “The RFL believes that player safety is of paramount importance and we are committed to ensuring that our players can compete in the safest possible environment.“We understand that the shoulder charge is popular with many people in Rugby League, but we also have a duty to manage the welfare and safety of players involved in the game at all levels.“We have contributed to the RLIF’s discussions about the shoulder charge and whilst we believed the challenge should not be banned, we consider that the RLIF Board have followed the correct process and allowed each member nation to provide a view on the law change.“It is right that the RLIF should have ultimate control over issues such as this, and we remain committed to standardising the Laws of the Game across all nations and competitions.“We had agreed with the RLIF the option to delay the implementation because we are in season, but the RFL Board has agreed that it is best to immediately implement the ban on the shoulder charge across all domestic competitions.“We believe this decision will help ensure the future safety of our players whilst not adversely detracting from the on-field excitement of the sport.”last_img read more