St Helens will play the Sydney Roosters in the 2020 World Club Challenge on February 22. Can you remember the full playing squad that last won the won the WCC for Saints back in 2007?
The World Club Challenge is a one-off game that is played every year and features the Super League champions and the NRL champions. The winner is then declared the best rugby league team in the world.
St Helens won the 2019 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford when they defeated the Salford Red Devils 23-6, while the Roosters got the better of Canberra Raiders in a thrilling NRL Grand Final which they won 14-8 at the ANZ Stadium in Sydney.
The Roosters have won the World Club Challenge on four separate occassions – the most alongside Wigan Warriors – while St Helens have been crowned the best in the world twice.
The Saints first won it in 2001 when they defeated Brisbane Broncos 20-18 with Chris Joynt, Paul Sculthorpe and Sean Long all crossing for tries at the Reebok Stadium in Bolton,
Six years later, the Broncos were back and looking for revenge. They didn’t get it as Saints narrowly beat the Australian champions 18-14 at the same venue.
St Helens have never won the trophy since, so can you name the 17 players that took to the field on Friday, February 23 2007?