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Despite some of the squad not quite sure if they were about to play in England or Wales, Liverpool St Helens could be well satisfied to return to Moss Lane with a bonus point win. They went with a slightly weakened side due to injury, suspension and unavailability but no-
Apart from the first fifteen minutes when the home side kept possession and LSH were on the back foot, the Moss laners were in total control, playing some delightful rugby which eventually brought them six tries. Although the line-
Centre Josh Houghton had a tremendous debut; full back Alex Kean didn’t put a foot wrong all afternoon; back rower Sam Ward seemed to be everywhere in attack and defence and the two half backs Dan Filson and Darren Wilson orchestrated proceedings throughout.
Oswestry’s early possession and pressure brought them a converted try in the 12th minute when it seemed that LSH were still getting off the bus.7-
Five minutes after half-
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