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Summary

  1. FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney
  2. Souths inflict a record World Club Challenge defeat on Saints
  3. Joel Reddy scores two of Souths' seven tries
  4. NRL sides win all three World Club Series games

Live Reporting

By Phil Cartwright

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    South Sydney Rabbitohs

    So it's glory for South Sydney Rabbitohs, who win the World Club Challenge for the first time in their history to seal a 3-0 whitewash for NRL clubs over their Super League counterparts in the World Club Series.

    Thanks for your company over the past three nights.

  2. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Super League returns on Thursday with Leeds Rhinos against Huddersfield Giants, while Saints will look to put the disappointment tonight behind them when they host Castleford Tigers on Friday evening.

    BBC Sport will be providing live text commentaries of selected Super League fixtures throughout the season, with radio commentary available from BBC local radio or BBC 5 live sports extra.

  3. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Nathan Middleton's match report from Langtree Park is now available on the BBC Sport website. It won't make happy reading for St Helens or Super League supporters, I'm afraid, as South Sydney inflicted a record World Club Challenge defeat on the English champions.

    If you've recovered by 23:40 GMT, you can watch highlights of all three World Club Series matches in the Super League Show on BBC One.

  4. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    South Sydney coach Michael Maguire told Sky Sports: "I'm extremely proud of my players. They've put a lot of work in.

    "The other two games over the weekend were very competitive and St Helens competed tonight. We just put a lot of pressure on them.

    "It's been great to be a part of the World Club Series."

  5. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Greg Inglis has the trophy in his rather large hands and he lifts it high above his head. The champagne flows and, in the excitement, the sign proclaiming South Sydney as "World Club Champions" has been broken. Even that couldn't withstand the power of the Rabbitohs.

  6. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    And now the winners coming up to pick up their medals. South Sydney were undoubtedly the better team on the night and deservedly the victors in the World Club Challenge.

  7. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    The St Helens players look a tired and desolate bunch as they receive their losing medals.

  8. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    St Helens captain Jon Wilkin told Sky Sports: "Credit to South Sydney, they're a great team and well coached.

    "What this has shown is that the NRL teams don't make mistakes. We made errors with the ball and defensively. South Sydney have got the tools to make you pay and they taught us a lesson."

  9. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    South Sydney captain Greg Inglis told Sky Sports: "It's satisfying to come away with the silverware. We knew it would be a challenge. Full credit to our boys, we came out ready to play."

  10. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    South Sydney prop George Burgess told Sky Sports: "We expected St Helens to come out very strong. It wasn't easy and they came at us. We're really determined to keep the scoreline as low as we could and to come away with nil against us is really satisfying for the boys.

    "It's been an unbelievable week, something I dreamed of as a kid growing up in Yorkshire."

  11. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    The celebrations begin for the men in red and green. A record World Club Challenge victory for South Sydney gives them their first ever world title.

  12. Post update

    FT: St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Richie Myler

    Warrington scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "Whether he knew that was the record or not I don't know, I think he was just trying to see the game out. St Helens look dejected, they want this game to end and get off the field as quickly as they can."

  13. Full time

    St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    South Sydney Rabbitohs win the World Club Challenge. The World Club Series ends with three victories for Australia's NRL, and none for Super League.

  14. Drop-goal

    St Helens 0-39 South Sydney Rabbitohs (Reynolds)

    There was nothing else on, so Adam Reynolds puts over a simple drop-goal that makes it 39-0 to Souths. It's a record victory margin for the ruthless Rabbitohs.

  15. Post update

    St Helens 0-38 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    South Sydney have been better than St Helens, no doubt about it, but Saints deserve a few points for their efforts. Only three minutes left for them to get on the board.

  16. Post update

    St Helens 0-38 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    A typical James Roby break sets up a St Helens attack. They're 20 metres out with two tackles left. Jon Wilkin is pressured as he kicks and it dribbles into the arms of Greg Inglis. It just isn't their night.

  17. Post update

    St Helens 0-38 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    St Helens looks dejected

    Souths have had this game wrapped up for a while, just that record victory margin at stake now. The current mark is 38 points. The Rabbitohs lead by 38.

  18. Post update

    St Helens 0-38 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    A few years ago, before the intervention of Russell Crowe and others, South Sydney were the whipping boys in the NRL. Now they are 11 minutes away from becoming world champions. Quite a turnaround for the Rabbitohs. Their co-owner looks extremely satisfied. Definitely worth missing the Oscars for.

  19. Get involved on #bbcrl

    Alison Donnelly: Watching Jurassic Park while checking the score. #rabbitohs are the T-Rex and #saintsrugby are the goat getting ripped to shreds.

  20. TRY

    St Helens 0-38 South Sydney Rabbitohs (Reddy, missed con Reynolds)

    Joel Reddy goes over for his second try of the match. Some more excellent handling and the winger dives over in the corner. Adam Reynolds misses the kick. 38-0.

  21. Post update

    St Helens 0-34 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Are Souths over for another?

  22. Post update

    St Helens 0-34 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    If there was any difference between the sides involved in the first two World Club Series matches, it was the quality of the kicking from the two NRL clubs. That's been increasingly evident tonight. Full-back Jonny Lomax gathers another tester under pressure from the Rabbitohs, and at the other end a Saints break ends when Lomax can't find a white shirt with his pass.

  23. Post update

    St Helens 0-34 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    BBC Sport's Nathan Middleton at Langtree Park: "Souths' sixth try is the cue for one or two Saints fans to head for the exits with no way back now for their team.

    "One or two are still trying to get chants going for their side, but are being slightly drowned out by the wind which has really picked up for the second half.

    "No side has been 'nilled' in a World Club Challenge match since 2003 when Saints were heavily beaten by Sydney Roosters in Bolton."

  24. Post update

    St Helens 0-34 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    South Sydney flood forward again. Bryson Goodwin chases a kick from the left touchline and has he scored? No, says the video referee. James Roby just about got there to boot the ball behind before Goodwin can ground it. As Roby kicked, his knee inadvertently collided with Goodwin's head and the Souths man has stayed down.

  25. Get involved on #bbcrl

    Steve Price: Not a good day for the Saints of the round ball and the Saints of the oval ball.

    In case you missed it earlier, Southampton were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool in the Premier League this afternoon. You can see highlights on Match of the Day on BBC One and the BBC Sport website at 22:30 GMT.

  26. Post update

    St Helens 0-34 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Ray French

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    "This South Sydney side are very fit considering they have not played a competitive game yet. The test of this side is that Saints have been under pressure whether it has been a kick to the corner, a kick to the posts or the run. This has been a very professional performance by the Aussies."

  27. TRY

    St Helens 0-34 South Sydney Rabbitohs (McQueen, missed con Luke)

    Chris McQueen takes advantage of a tiring Saints defence to slide over in the corner. Issac Luke takes over kicking duties and puts his effort wide.

  28. Post update

    St Helens 0-30 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    St Helens were beating Salford 52-6 just 10 days ago. This is a little bit different to that night.

  29. Post update

    St Helens 0-30 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Ruthless defending from South Sydney. St Helens work the ball wide to Tommy Makinson, one of the most lethal finishers in Super League, but immediately three tacklers are with him and he's bundled into touch. Remember, this is a Souths team that hasn't even started their domestic season yet. Even post-Sam Burgess, they look the team to beat in the NRL.

  30. Post update

    St Helens 0-30 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Saints get the ball back, they make ground and a ricochet gives them another set of six 20 metres out. Penalty early in the tackle count - a repeat set for Saints. Can they get on the scoreboard?

  31. Post update

    St Helens 0-30 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Another testing kick from Souths half-back Luke Keary that turns Tommy Makinson around. Makinson gathers inside his own in-goal area and is swallowed up by a swarm of red and green jerseys. Goal-line drop-out. Their kicking game is so clinical, it's frightening.

  32. TRY

    St Helens 0-30 South Sydney Rabbitohs (Keary, con Reynolds)

    Luke Keary (centre) celebrates

    If it wasn't game over at half-time, it probably is now. On the last tackle, Adam Reynolds puts a kick up and it's not cleanly gathered. Half-back Luke Keary picks up the pieces and goes over for a fifth Souths score. Reynolds adds the extras and it's 30-0. That record margin of victory in a World Club Challenge is in sight.

  33. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    One tackle of the six remaining for South Sydney when we get back under way. With the action still stopped, the television cameras pan to Nathan Brown in the stands. He was coach of St Helens last season, leading them to two trophies, and is back to watch his old club in the World Club Challenge. Jordan Turner has a cut above his eye and is being helped to the sidelines, where his future in tonight's game will be assessed.

  34. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Huge hit by Jordan Turner on opposing centre Dylan Walker. There's a clash of heads, purely accidental, that leaves both players requiring treatment.

  35. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Souths are quick to pounce on any error Saints make, and again it's that man Issac Luke who spots an opportunity when Saints cough up possession. They make ground and earn a penalty 20 metres from the St Helens line.

  36. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    A quick break from Rabbitohs hooker Issac Luke gains the visitors valuable ground with their first set of six but St Helens repel them with little alarm.

  37. Kick-off

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    We're back under way in the World Club Challenge.

  38. Post update

    HT: St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    So is there any way back for Keiron Cunningham's St Helens? Or will the red and green machine continue to dominate? The second half at Langtree Park is moments away.

    To listen to commentary from BBC 5 live sports extra or BBC Radio Merseyside, click on the Live Coverage tab.

    Both are available on desktop, but only the 5 live sports extra commentary can be accessed on mobile and tablet devices.

  39. Post update

    HT: St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    A reminder that you can watch the highlights of all three World Club Series matches on the Super League Show tonight. It's on BBC One at 23:40 GMT.

    Presenter Tanya Arnold and Leeds Rhinos prop Jamie Peacock have had a special guest with them...

    Russell Crowe
  40. Get involved on #bbcrl

    Ryan Douglas: Masterclass in rugby league on show tonight #worldclubseries #GoRabbitohs

    Andy Taylor: Carnage

  41. Post update

    HT: St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    BBC Sport's Nathan Middleton at Langtree Park: "A muted end to the half for the Langtree Park crowd, who have quietened throughout the first 40 minutes as they've watched their side being outplayed by a dominant Souths side.

    "Russell Crowe, who is sitting metres from the press box, has been leaning forward in his seat for the majority of the game, in between beaming smiles when his team has crossed.

    "'I Dreamed A Dream' is currently being sung by an opera singer as half-time entertainment - Saints fans will be dreaming as big as possible to have any chance of getting back in this game."

  42. Post update

    HT: St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    The highest winning margin in a World Club Challenge match is 38 points. Sydney Roosters won 38-0 in 2003, while Melbourne were 44-6 victors three years earlier.

    The defeated side on both occasions? St Helens.

  43. Post update

    HT: St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Richie Myler

    Warrington scrum-half on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "From the word go it has been all Rabbitohs. They have controlled the game, kicked it well and put St Helens under a lot of pressure. At 24-0 at half-time you are almost saying game over."

  44. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    That's not the scoreline that St Helens or Super League fans would have been hoping for at half-time. Saints held their own for about 20 minutes but South Sydney Rabbitohs have shown their quality since then. Looks like being 3-0 to the Aussies...

  45. Half-time

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs
  46. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Again it's no try. Mark Percival, his head bandaged and with a massive smear of blood on his cheek, loses his grip on the ball as he looks to ground it. More disappointment for the centre, the second time he's been denied by the video referee.

  47. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Jon Wilkin's kick is charged down and the St Helens captain collects the rebound. The tackle count is reset. Again we go to the video referee as Mark Percival looks to get Saints on the scoreboard...

  48. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    A chance here for St Helens to build something before half-time. Boy, do they need it. Thomas Burgess goes in with the shoulder on Tommy Makinson and Saints have a penalty on halfway.

  49. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Allan Rooney

    BBC Radio Merseyside

    "That was a jammy try. The wicked bounce of the ball has defeated St Helens and it would have defeated anybody. That is a huge slice of luck for the Rabbitohs.

    "That's what happens when you are second best - nothing seems to go right for you."

  50. Post update

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    From bad to worse for St Helens, as the kick-off from Jonny Lomax goes out on the full.

  51. TRY

    St Helens 0-24 South Sydney Rabbitohs (Reddy, con Reynolds)

    Joel Reddy scores

    We're only 31 minutes in and this World Club Challenge could be all over already. John Sutton's lofted kick takes a horrible bounce for the Saints defenders, travels along the try line and Joel Reddy gratefully collects it to touch down. Adam Reynolds slots over the goal.

  52. Post update

    St Helens 0-18 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    St Helens have Souths on the back foot momentarily, but all the air is let out of the balloon as, having gone through their set of six, Saints are ruled to be offside while the Rabbitohs are in possession.

  53. Post update

    St Helens 0-18 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    St Helens need to get over before half-time to retain any sort of hope of a comeback. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook is held up over the line on the third tackle. Jon Wilkin kicks on the next and Greg Inglis bats it behind. Another drop-out and another attacking set for Saints.

  54. Get involved on #bbcrl

    Patrick Sopp: Souths are at a whole other level.

    Abdullah Mahmood: And out comes the goanna. Sounds like Saints are just being outclassed here by the Rabbitohs.

    Steve Fitchett: Come on @Saints1890 Stuck in the US and this ain't lifting the mood. Hopeless refin' again.

  55. Post update

    St Helens 0-18 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Terrific response from Saints, four or five men in white send Thomas Burgess flying backwards and eventually force Souths to concede a goal-line drop-out.

  56. TRY

    St Helens 0-18 South Sydney Rabbitohs (Inglis, con Reynolds)

    Greg Inglis

    Greg Inglis is over for a third Souths try after 23 minutes. A simple score, really, as Souths work it wide to the left and Inglis goes over from close range. You could hear a pin drop inside Langtree Park as Adam Reynolds kicks the goal.

  57. TRY

    St Helens 0-12 South Sydney Rabbitohs (Walker, missed con Reynolds)

    Adam Reynolds beats Jordan Turner on halfway and streaks clear before passing to the supporting Dylan Walker, who crosses with ease. Reynolds misses with the kick but Souths are 12-0 up with a quarter of the match gone. Danger signs for Saints.

  58. Post update

    St Helens 0-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    A bit of Harlem Globetrotters-style handling from South Sydney to keep the ball alive on the sixth tackle. Greg Inglis lofts a kick to the corner and Saints watch out of play. Souths getting on top here.

  59. Post update

    St Helens 0-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Wonderful take of a high bomb from St Helens full-back Jonny Lomax. He missed last season's Grand Final win over Wigan because of injury and will be keen to make the most of this massive occasion, for sure.

  60. Post update

    St Helens 0-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Mistake there from the hosts, who attempt to go down the blind side and leave Mark Percival a little isolated. Percival against three South Sydney defenders? Only one winner. Well, three, as they barge Percival into touch.

  61. Post update

    St Helens 0-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Penalty against Saints again, and John Sutton's break creates an opportunity for the Australian side. Adam Swift shepherds the ball over the touchline and Saints escape for now, but captain Jon Wilkin seems unhappy with some of the decisions going against his team. A quick chat with referee Richard Silverwood, and then we play on.

  62. Post update

    St Helens 0-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    "No try" appears on the big screen. Looked as if Mark Percival's own arm was in a position to prevent him grounding cleanly and Saints are still scoreless.

  63. Post update

    St Helens 0-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Huge cheers from the home crowd as Ben Lowe is pulled up for a penalty. Saints start their set of six 30 metres from the Souths line. The massive Mose Masoe drives them within five metres. Worked wide to Mark Percival - does he ground it? Back to the video ref...

  64. PENALTY

    St Helens 0-8 South Sydney Rabbitohs (Reynolds)

    The pressure cranks up another notch on St Helens as forward Joe Greenwood is penalised for an illegal ball steal. Souths opt to go for the two points, and Adam Reynolds slots it over from 35 metres.

  65. Post update

    St Helens 0-6 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Stuart Pyke

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "That try by Glenn Stewart was just the sixth try that Saints have conceded in six games, going back to the play-offs last season."

  66. Post update

    St Helens 0-6 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    But what's this? A mistake by George Burgess from the kick-off, who fails to gather cleanly, giving Saints field position. The ball is worked out to Adam Swift on the Saints left but he's swamped by two Souths defenders and bundled into touch.

  67. TRY

    St Helens 0-6 South Sydney Rabbitohs (Stewart, con Reynolds)

    Russell Crowe

    Glenn Stewart gives Souths the perfect start. He gets on the end of an Adam Reynolds' kick ahead of Jordan Turner and touches down. Referee Richard Silverwood initially signalled "no try" when referring it upstairs, but the video referee can't save Saints. Russell Crowe in the stands looks a happy chappy already.

  68. Post update

    St Helens 0-0 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    A solid, error-free start is vital in big games like this. Warrington and Wigan have both conceded early in their respective World Club Series matches. Have St Helens done likewise? We're up to the screen...

  69. Post update

    St Helens 0-0 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    A reminder that there is also live radio commentary available of this evening's game.

    You can listen to BBC Radio 5 live sports extra's commentary on desktop, mobile or tablet by using the audio icon or clicking on 'Live Coverage'.

    For desktop users, we also have the added bonus of BBC Radio Merseyside commentary from the legendary Ray French and Allan Rooney.

  70. Kick-off

    St Helens 0-0 South Sydney Rabbitohs

    Australian sides have won the last two World Club Challenge fixtures. Can St Helens stop South Sydney Rabbitohs making it three in a row?

    Let's find out, shall we? We're under way!

  71. Post update

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    The two teams are lining up in the tunnel. Greg Inglis looks focused at the front of the Souths line, while Saints skipper Jon Wilkin shares a joke with his side's mascot.

    The wall of noise and the pyrotechnics can only mean one thing - they're out on the field.

    The World Club Challenge is nearly upon us.

  72. Post update

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Stuart Pyke

    BBC Radio 5 live sports extra

    "I'm told that they could have sold over 35,000 tickets for this game, such was the interest. This game will also contribute £500,000 to the St Helens economy."

  73. Post update

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    South Sydney Rabbitohs co-owner Russell Crowe speaking to Sky Sports:

    "I'm really looking forward to the game. I expect a tough encounter and it's going to be big up front. St Helens are a great side and we can't take them lightly.

    "I don't like to predict outcomes. I just like to enjoy the game.

    "Rugby league is the most exciting ball-in-hand sport that exists. It takes a certain kind of warrior to be a champion rugby league player."

  74. BreakingTeam news reminder

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    St Helens: Lomax; Makinson, Percival, Turner, Swift; Burns, Wilkin; Amor, Roby, Masoe, Greenwood, Vea, Flanagan.

    Replacements: McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Thompson, Savelio.

    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Inglis; Johnston, Walker, Goodwin, Reddy; Keary, Reynolds; G. Burgess, Luke, Tyrrell, Stewart, Sutton, Lowe.

    Replacements: Clark, McQueen, T. Burgess, Grevsmuhl.

    Referee: Richard Silverwood.

    Just over five minutes to go before kick-off in the 2015 World Club Challenge. Excited? I am.

  75. Post update

    Sam Burgess

    George Riley: Big @SamBurgess8 here to support his brothers #bbcrl Bet you wish you were playing.

  76. Beware the goanna

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Greg Inglis

    St Helens supporters will be desperate not to see this trademark celebration from Greg Inglis at Langtree Park this evening.

    It's called the "goanna". Fans of the natural world will know that goannas are lizards.

    Inglis performed it after scoring a late try in South Sydney's NRL Grand Final win over Canterbury last October.

    Widely regarded as one of the best rugby league players of his generation, Australia international full-back Inglis has assumed the captaincy of his club this season, replacing John Sutton in the role.

  77. A family affair

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    George and Thomas Burgess

    Once there were four, now there are just two.

    The Burgess brothers - Luke, Sam, George and Thomas - became the first set of four siblings to play for an Australian top-flight side in the same game for more than a century when they all lined up for Souths in August 2013.

    Luke has since left the Rabbitohs to join fellow NRL club Manly, while Sam has switched codes to play for Bath in rugby union's Premiership.

    But twins George and Thomas, both 22, remain and are both involved in tonight's climax to the World Club Series.

  78. There's a Crowe on the pitch

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Russell Crowe on pitch

    BBC Sport's Nathan Middleton: "Langtree Park was not far off being full half an hour before kick-off for what will be a sell-out for the World Club Challenge.

    "After heavy rain and snow in the north west throughout the day, the pitch is looking in very good nick considering - a certain improvement on the DW bog fest in the middle of Wigan against Brisbane last night.

    "Souths co-owner and Hollywood actor Russell Crowe, complete with a club jacket on, is currently giving some television interviews on the pitch ahead of the game."

  79. Post update

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    James Roby
  80. Cunningham prepared for 'special moment'

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Keiron Cunningham

    It's played two, won two so far for new St Helens head coach Keiron Cunningham.

    But Cunningham, so much of a Saints legend that there is a statue of him outside Langtree Park, knows his team face a much stiffer test this evening.

    "They're probably one of the best Souths sides that have ever existed," he told BBC Radio Merseyside. "You've got those Burgess boys, Greg Inglis, great halves, they've got strike out wide - it's going to be good.

    "I'm looking forward to seeing that side walk out at Langtree Park. It's going to be a special moment for me as a coach."

  81. A good omen for Saints?

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Sean Long and Keiron Cunningham

    St Helens have won the World Club Challenge twice - in 2001 and 2007.

    On both occasions they beat Brisbane Broncos, with the current Saints coaching team of Keiron Cunningham and Sean Long involved in both games.

  82. Live coverage on BBC radio

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    As well as our rolling text commentary, you can hear live coverage of tonight's game on BBC 5 live sports extra and BBC Radio Merseyside.

    Click on the Live Coverage tab to listen. Both are available on desktop but only the 5 live sports extra commentary is available on mobile and tablet.

    There's a special edition of the Super League Show on BBC One this evening at 23:40 GMT, containing highlights of all three World Club Series matches.

  83. Disappointment for Murray

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    It's been a huge sporting weekend for natives of St Helens.

    Last night, they were cheering on boxer Martin Murray in his WBA middleweight title bout against Gennady Golovkin in Monte Carlo.

    Even St Helens' closest rivals, Wigan Warriors, offered their support ahead of the fight...

    Wigan Warriors Twitter support for Martin Murray

    But Saints fan Murray's third shot at winning a world title ended in disappointment as he was stopped in the 11th round by Kazakhstan's Golovkin.

    Gennady Golovkin and Martin Murray
  84. Post update

    Wigan Warriors: Good luck @Saints1890 this evening in the WCC. Produce another epic.

    Russell Crowe: Anticipation building. @SamBurgess8 @djimonhounsou. The streets of St Helens are quiet. Wonder where everyone is?

    Johnny Vegas: Running a bit late for the @SuperLeague pre-match dinner. Could you stick on some foil on it? Cheers!

  85. 'He does the weirdest things'

    Saturday: Wigan Warriors 12-14 Brisbane Broncos

    Anthony Gelling

    So, Anthony Gelling did his best Mwepu Ilunga impression and earned a trip to the sin-bin for his troubles. It mattered little as, seconds later, Corey Parker slotted over the retaken penalty to win the match.

    Wigan coach Shaun Wane of Gelling afterwards: "If one person was going to do that, it would be him. He does the weirdest things in training. But it showed to me that he wanted to win."

  86. Anthony Gelling - the new Mwepu Ilunga?

    Saturday: Wigan Warriors 12-14 Brisbane Broncos

    More build-up to come ahead of St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs, but first...

    If you were with me for the final stages of Wigan's defeat by Brisbane last night, or you watched the game on television, you will know that Warriors centre Anthony Gelling charged down Corey Parker's extra-time penalty.

    It couldn't help but remind me of this...

    Mwepu Ilunga
  87. Get involved

    Who will win the World Club Challenge and be crowned the best club side in rugby league?

    Will it be a 3-0 whitewash to the NRL, or will St Helens restore some pride for Super League?

    Get in touch using #bbcrl on Twitter.

  88. How they got here - South Sydney Rabbitohs

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Sam Burgess and Greg Inglis

    South Sydney Rabbitohs ended a 43-year wait to win a domestic title last October. For Sam Burgess, it was a painful and emotional farewell.

    Having already announced that the NRL Grand Final would be his last rugby league game before switching codes to rugby union, Burgess began in typical fashion, making the first drive of the match and charging at a wall of Canterbury tacklers.

    An unfortunate clash of heads with England international team-mate James Graham left Burgess with a fractured cheekbone and eye socket within 10 seconds of kick-off.

    But he played on, and put in a man-of-the-match display to inspire Souths to a 30-6 victory.

  89. How they got here - St Helens

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Paul Wellens

    St Helens had not been Super League champions since 2006 but they ended their eight-year title drought in an eventful Grand Final with bitter rivals Wigan Warriors at Old Trafford last October.

    Ben Flower's early red card gave Saints a huge advantage, but they trailed to a Joe Burgess try at half-time.

    Second-half scores from Sia Soliola and Tommy Makinson were enough to seal a 14-6 victory that proved the perfect send-off for outgoing coach Nathan Brown.

  90. Who's on Crowe watch?

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Russell Crowe

    Much of the build-up to tonight's game has centred around this man.

    As well as being an Oscar-winning actor, Russell Crowe is also a part-owner of South Sydney Rabbitohs and he's expected to be at Langtree Park to watch his team tonight.

    Earlier this week, Crowe spoke to BBC Sport's Simon Stone about a variety of topics, including his thoughts on the future of rugby league.

    You can watch the video by clicking on the Highlights tab.

  91. BreakingTeam news

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    St Helens: Lomax; Makinson, Percival, Turner, Swift; Burns, Wilkin; Amor, Roby, Masoe, Greenwood, Vea, Flanagan.

    Replacements: McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Walmsley, Thompson, Savelio.

    South Sydney Rabbitohs: Inglis; Johnston, Walker, Goodwin, Reddy; Keary, Reynolds; G. Burgess, Luke, Tyrrell, Stewart, Sutton, Lowe.

    Replacements: Clark, McQueen, T. Burgess, Grevsmuhl.

    Referee: Richard Silverwood.

  92. Game Three: The World Club Challenge

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Greg Inglis and Jon Wilkin

    It was all smiles between the two captains at the World Club Series media conference earlier this week, but both Jon Wilkin and Greg Inglis will have their game faces on by 19:00 GMT.

    St Helens, winners of the League Leaders' Shield and the Super League title in 2014, host South Sydney Rabbitohs, who won the NRL title for the first time in 43 years last season.

    It's the World Club Challenge, and it should be fun.

  93. Game Two: Extra-time heartbreak for Wigan

    Saturday: Wigan Warriors 12-14 Brisbane Broncos

    Corey Parker

    Brisbane went 12-6 up against Wigan and looked set for victory until Warriors winger Joe Burgess, who was at fault for the Broncos' first try, ran the length of the field to cross for a memorable score and send the match into golden-point extra-time.

    After several failed drop-goal attempts from both sides, Wigan were penalised in front of their own posts and Corey Parker slotted over the resulting kick to secure a 14-12 win.

  94. Game One: First blood to the Aussies

    Friday: Warrington Wolves 12-18 St George Illawarra

    Tyson Frizell

    Warrington twice fought back to level their match with St George, tries from Tyson Frizell and Joel Thompson cancelled out by Gareth O'Brien and Ryan Atkins.

    The Dragons took the lead again midway through the second half through Josh Dugan and the Australian side held on for an 18-12 victory.

  95. The final part of the trilogy

    St Helens v South Sydney Rabbitohs (19:00 GMT)

    Greg Inglis and Jon Wilkin

    Not content with hammering England at cricket, Australia's rugby league players have got themselves in on the act, gaining the upper hand against the English in the World Club Series.

    After narrow defeats for Warrington and Wigan over the past couple of nights, Super League winners St Helens are the only team that can prevent a 3-0 whitewash in favour of the lads from down under...