Sep 4, 2015 at 8pm UK at ​Headingley Carnegie Stadium
Leeds Rhinos
St HelensSt Helens
Keinhorst (18'), Achurch (40'), Hall (71')
Makinson (3'), Jones (22'), Walsh (45'), Quinlan (58'), Wilkin (78')

Keiron Cunningham hails St Helens captain Jon Wilkin

Cunningham hails Saints captain Wilkin
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Coach Keiron Cunningham hails the influence of captain Jon Wilkin, who returned from injury in St Helens' 32-18 victory at Leeds Rhinos.

Head coach Keiron Cunningham has hailed the performance of captain Jon Wilkin in St Helens' 32-18 win at Leeds Rhinos.

Wilkin had not played since breaking his thumb in July, but his return helped Saints end a four-match losing streak.

"You saw the leadership that Jon gives the team and I thought Luke Walsh was phenomenal and Alex Walmsley just gets better every week," Cunningham, a former Saints captain himself, told reporters.

"We were really determined tonight, I could see it on the faces of the players in midweek.

"A few people like to kick you when you're down but we're together and we quite like the idea that everyone had written us off."

The win leaves St Helens fourth, level on 34 points with third-place Huddersfield Giants.

Jon Wilkin of St Helens during the Super League match between Warrington Wolves and St Helens at Etihad Stadium on May 18, 2014
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