Month: July 2019
Two of the front-runners to become Labour’s new leader have again dodged attempts to clarify whether they back efforts to whip up hostility towards disabled benefit claimants.Disability News Service has been attempting for the last 10 days – through repeated phone calls and emails – to secure answers from Andy Burnham and Liz Kendall on whether they back further cuts to disability benefits.Concerns were first raised when Burnham (pictured) currently the shadow health secretary, told an audience at accountancy giants Ernst and Young: “It worries me that, in some people’s eyes, Labour has become associated with giving people who don’t want to help themselves an easy ride.”He also spoke of his hope that Labour would again become “the party of work”.But leadership rival Yvette Cooper warned that Burnham’s comments risked falling into “a Tory trap of using language that stigmatises those who are not working”, and that he should talk about “responsibility, the responsibility to work, the responsibility to contribute, but not to stigmatise those who are unable to work perhaps because they are too sick or too disabled to do so”.And she added: “Let’s have a positive system, with fair rules, strong rules and firm rules, but also one that is responsible in the language that we use as well.”Liz Kendall, the shadow care services minister, and another leadership contender, also alarmed many disabled campaigners when she told the Guardian she supported a welfare cap on the total amount of benefits received, arguing that “voters in my constituency do not feel people who are not working should get more than those in work”.She said that the public does not trust Labour on welfare, and called for what the Guardian termed a “fundamental rethink” on social security reform.By tonight (Thursday), neither Kendall nor Burnham had responded to requests for clarity on their positions on cuts to disability benefits and anti-claimant rhetoric, for the second week running.
The Labour party has refused to back calls from its own shadow chancellor to create a shadow minister for neurodiversity.The support for the idea from shadow chancellor John McDonnell came after a disabled campaigner wrote an open letter to new Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn last year.In the letter, Monique Craine praised Corbyn’s decision to appoint a shadow minister for mental health, but said she now wanted to see him do the same for neurodiversity.And last month, McDonnell tweeted: “I am supporting call for Labour to develop an Autism Manifesto and appoint a Shadow Minister for Neurodiversity & will consult on details.”And this week, Craine was reported to be meeting McDonnell (pictured) to discuss the idea.But despite McDonnell’s backing, the party has refused to comment on the idea of creating a new shadow ministerial position for neurodiversity.Craine said in her letter that people with neurological differences such as ADHD, autism, dyspraxia, dyslexia and Tourette’s syndrome made up a fifth of the population and yet often felt they were ignored by politicians and “treated as second class citizens”.She said the Conservative government appeared to want to increase the barriers faced by neurodiverse people, for example by increasing school exclusions of children who display “undesirable” behaviours, and altering the school curriculum to make it less accessible to disabled children.Her letter added: “We are potentially the future innovators, the leaders, the entrepreneurs, the inventors; yet we are being failed.“Very few of us reach our potential because we lack the understanding and acceptance needed within society.”Craine has so far been unavailable to discuss McDonnell’s announcement.But Ian Jones, co-founder of the WOWcampaign, welcomed McDonnell’s backing for the idea, which he said would “address the prejudice faced on a daily basis by those suffering from diverse neurological conditions who are judged to be ‘different’ by others”.Jones, who himself has an acquired brain injury, added: “However, whilst neurodiversity suggests these differences are caused by normal variations in the human genome it should also be recognised diverse neurological conditions can be caused by infection, by acquired brain injury and by many other acquired routes.“The shadow minister for neurodiversity must ensure they represent all who suffer exclusion caused by these diverse neurological conditions and not just those born with these conditions.“One of the first questions they should ask themselves is, ‘Different to what?’ What is ‘normal’?”
Two new disabled MPs who won their seats in last week’s general election have both pledged to use their time in parliament to fight for the rights of disabled people.Marsha de Cordova and Jared O’Mara both scored unexpected victories for the Labour party as part of an election upset that saw Jeremy Corby’s party perform far better than had been predicted by most of the media and polling companies.Disabled Tory ministers Robert Halfon – who was sacked from his frontbench role this week in Theresa May’s post-election reshuffle – and Paul Maynard were both re-elected as MPs, as was Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people, Marie Rimmer.Stephen Lloyd won back Eastbourne for the Liberal Democrats, after previously serving as MP for the town between 2010 and 2015.Among disabled candidates who narrowly failed to win seats were the Labour trio of Mary Griffiths Clarke in Arfon, north Wales, Pam Duncan Glancy in Glasgow North, and Wayne Blackburn in Pendle, while Kelly-Marie Blundell came second for the Liberal Democrats in Lewes, Sussex, and Labour’s Heather Peto came a distant second to the Conservatives in Rutland and Melton.In one of the shocks of election night, De Cordova (pictured), who had been a Lambeth councillor and engagement and advocacy director for the sight loss charity Thomas Pocklington Trust, overturned a majority of nearly 8,000 to beat Tory former health minister Jane Ellison by more than 2,000 votes in Battersea, south London.In her acceptance speech, she said: “As a visually-impaired person myself, I feel passionately about the rights of disabled people.“Accessibility in our public places and on public transport still falls short of what is reasonable. I will use my time in parliament to lobby for improvements in these areas.“In the fifth richest country in the world, there can be no excuses for leaving behind a large number of our citizens.”She also pledged that Labour would fight the “back door” privatisation of the NHS by the Tories and the attack on public services “by a Tory government that cares little about the many and that has proven that they only look after the few”, and that she would work with the mayor of London, Labour’s Sadiq Khan, to tackle the lack of social housing being built in her constituency.An even more high-profile victory saw another disabled Labour politician, Jared O’Mara, defeat the Liberal Democrat former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg in his Sheffield Hallam constituency, overturning a majority of more than 2,000 votes in 2015 to win himself by a similar margin.O’Mara, who has a background of working with disability organisations in Sheffield, said in his acceptance speech: “20 years ago, there was a 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy who went to his careers adviser at school and his careers advisor asked him, ‘What would you like to be when you grow up?’“And that 15-year-old boy with cerebral palsy said, ‘I’d like to be a politician.’“If you haven’t noticed already, that boy is me, I do have cerebral palsy and I want every single disabled person out there to know, everybody that’s got learning difficulties, everybody who has mental health issues, everybody who has a physical disability like me, or has any illness, I will be on your side, I will be your ally and friend and champion in Westminster.”In a blog written for the disability charity Scope last year, when he stood unsuccessfully as a candidate for Sheffield council, he said that disabled election candidates can be “more passionate, resilient, empathetic and hard working than non-disabled candidates by virtue of everything being harder for us in life”.He also spoke of his anger at the government’s decision to close the Access to Elected Office Fund (AEOF) after the 2015 general election.The fund had helped local and general election candidates with their extra disability-related costs, and O’Mara said its closure had cost him “a large three figure sum” in fighting the council election.He said then that more should be done to support disabled people into public life, and called for a return of the fund, as well as “full legal aid provision for disability discrimination cases”, and for political parties to choose some parliamentary candidates from shortlists made up only of disabled people.Although there appear to be only six MPs who self-identify as disabled people, there are believed to be others who would be considered as disabled people under the Equality Act because of the significant impact of long-term health conditions or impairments – potentially including the prime minister Theresa May, who has diabetes – but who do not consider themselves to be disabled people.Labour’s shadow home secretary Diane Abbott could be one of them, after she revealed this week – following Tory attacks during the election campaign that focused on her performance in media interviews – that she was diagnosed with diabetes two years ago and that her health had affected her performance during the election campaign.She said that facing a string of interviews without eating enough food had affected her blood sugar levels.Phyl Meyer, project manager for Inclusion Scotland’s Access to Elected Office Fund (Scotland), which is funded by the Scottish government and provides financial support for disabled candidates for Scottish local and devolved elections, said it had been “very disappointing to have been able to offer so much support which made such a big difference to disabled candidates in the local elections [earlier this year] and not to have been able to do that for the Westminster elections”.He said that holding a snap election had also affected potential disabled candidates,He added: “The very act of holding a snap election is hugely disadvantageous to disabled candidates.“Making arrangements like personal assistants and communication support in such a short timescale is just totally unrealistic.”Meyer said Inclusion Scotland was keen to push for job-sharing to be allowed for MPs.He said: “It is very, very clear to us that without some sort of job-sharing option we are never going to achieve full inclusion for disabled people in elected office, unless the structure changes dramatically.”Inclusion Scotland is considering setting up a new campaign to push for more elected disabled politicians, hopefully with backing from many of the 40-plus political activists who received support from the fund at the last local council elections in May.It would replace the successful One in Five project, which campaigned for greater representation of disabled people in Scottish politics but has now closed down.Deborah King, co-founder of Disability Politics UK, has campaigned for job-sharing to be allowed for MPs, and said she hoped the two new disabled MPs would back that campaign.She said: “Disabled people are under-represented in the Commons.“Hopefully, Marsha de Cordova and Jared O’Mara will support our campaign to get job-sharing for MPs.“This would enable other disabled people to become MPs. We need more disability rights activists to come forward and stand.”
The system of Paralympic classification is being abused by cheating British athletes in search of money and medals, a disabled peer and retired Paralympian has told MPs.Baroness [Tanni] Grey-Thompson told members of the Commons digital, culture, media and sport committee that there needed to be an independent review of the classification system so that Britain could become “the gold standard” for other countries.The peer, who won 11 Paralympic gold medals as a track athlete, was giving evidence as part of the committee’s inquiry into sports governance, following the publication of her independent report on the duty of care in sport, which was published in April.She told the MPs that about 10 per cent of the people who spoke to her during her review had raised concerns about “intentional misrepresentation” – cheating – in the classification system.And she said she believed that the system of classification was open to abuse, and was currently being abused.On the day she gave evidence to the committee’s inquiry, it published a series of witness statements from other retired and current disabled athletes, their relatives and officials, raising serious concerns about the system (see separate stories).The classification system is run by the national governing body of each Paralympic sport, while athletes competing internationally must also be tested by international classifiers.The process includes medical evidence, physical examinations and assessment of how the athlete functions in that sport, as well as observing them in competition.The International Paralympic Committee defines classification as grouping athletes into different classes according to how much their impairment “affects fundamental activities” in that sport and discipline.But misleading classifiers can allow athletes to compete against those whose impairments have a greater negative impact on attributes such as speed, coordination and strength.Asked why athletes could be encouraged to cheat, Baroness Grey-Thompson (pictured) said: “It’s medals, it’s money, it’s sponsorship, it’s media coverage.”She said there were “similarities” with the issue of doping in Olympic sport because of “what it can give you”.She said: “It’s somebody pretending they can do less than they can.”And she said she believed there had been an escalation in intentional misrepresentation since the lead-up to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.But she also said that some disabled athletes had been bullied into intentional misrepresentation.She said: “Within a bullying environment it is very easy to shut down athletes having an opinion, free choice.“You can institutionalise them, they can lose self-belief about what’s right and wrong.“They want to compete, they want to be in the GB team because it’s a massive privilege to be there wearing a tracksuit, so it is possible to influence athletes or for athletes to make a decision that that’s a route that they want to go down.”She said there should be an independent review – with whistleblowing protection for witnesses – to discover how widespread such cheating was.But she added: “One of the things that has been raised with me is the cost of an independent investigation. I don’t think integrity has too high a cost.”Baroness Grey-Thompson said she wanted Britain to be “the absolute gold standard of integrity and independence” when it came to classification, and to be the “world leader”.She also backed the idea of appointing an independent ombudsman to examine concerns raised across British sport, including issues about the classification system.She said it was currently “very difficult” for athletes to raise such concerns.Baroness Grey-Thompson said that, during her year-long, wide-ranging review into the duty of care in sport, she had heard “horrific” examples of Paralympic and Olympic athletes who had experienced “bullying, intimidation, sexual harassment, and worse”.She said: “That’s why I believe people need somewhere to go.”And she said that Paralympic athletes had told her that they had faced possible deselection from the team, the loss of funding, and the loss of media coverage, if they raised concerns about issues such as the classification system.Tory MP Damian Collins, who chairs the committee, said he and his colleagues had received “heart-rending” evidence from Paralympic athletes who had been left in a “desperate situation with no-one they can turn to for help” over concerns about classification.Baroness Grey-Thompson said there needed to be independent oversight of the classification system.And she agreed with MP Ian Lucas that the integrity of the Paralympic movement was at stake if measures were not taken to deal with the problem.But she said the International Paralympic Committee was now talking about the need for greater “professionalisation” of the classification system, while the British Paralympic Association would shortly publish a new classification code and was discussing the need for “education” about the system and the need for an appeal process.In her written evidence to the committee, Baroness Grey-Thompson says she received allegations of athletes cheating – or being bullied into cheating – the classification system, and a fear of repercussions if athletes reported concerns about the issue.She adds: “The inescapable fact is I was approached by athletes and other stakeholders with very serious concerns about many aspects of the classification system, across a wide range of sports, in the UK. “Until we have addressed those concerns openly and transparently, my fear is that sports in the UK will not be trusted.”
This week, we took a question submitted by a reader — who wished to remain anonymous — on the long-standing prostitution problem on Shotwell and Capp streets, and asked our candidates for District Nine supervisor how they would deal with the issue.What would you do about the persistent and long standing prostitution problem on Shotwell and Capp streets? Respuestas en español aquí. Iswari España, Training Officer with the San Francisco Human Services Agency Having worked for 16 years with youth/families exploited by this phenomenon, I can testify there is little support, resources and advocacy programs to solve this dilemma.As Supervisor, I will develop comprehensive legislation with a human rights based approach that dedicates necessary funding for those who suffer exploitation and to those who enforce the law. As an immediate solution, I propose permanently assigning SFPD foot patrols to these areas for the safety of our residents and sex workers.Long term, I will create of a task force that strategically patrols, advocates and refers victims to appropriate programs. I will build a partnership between service providers, law enforcement, and DA/PD offices to avoid blaming the victims. We should triple fine the “Johns.”Hillary Ronen, Chief of Staff for Supervisor David CamposUnfortunately street based sex work has been a means of survival for women who are homeless or in extreme poverty throughout history.The current system of periodic police sweeps only push these women to near by streets like Shotwell, Treat, and San Carlos creating a cycle for the residents on these neighborhoods. Arresting these impoverished women means they are often on the street again shortly with fines and criminal records, which only further limits their opportunities for future employment.As Supervisor, I would focus on getting these women resources like food and shelter, and more importantly support, and economic opportunities so that they can exit the cycle of arrest and sex work.Melissa San Miguel, education advocateWe cannot tolerate people coming to our neighborhood to buy sex on the street. I grew up on these streets, and we must make sure they are safe for our families and those vulnerable people who engage in sex for survival.To reduce activity on these blocks, we should focus on responding to the needs of those selling sex and apprehend the buyers. For instance, we can provide the option of social services to anyone engaged in sex for survival so they have a home, education and job opportunities. Any person who is being trafficked should have access to various social services as well. The police should focus on apprehending buyers and human traffickers, not those selling sex.Joshua Arce, civil rights attorney and Community Liaison for Laborers Local 261As a general matter, prostitution is often dangerous not just to sex workers or those being prostituted, but often to the surrounding community as well.It is a person’s right to choose their means of economic self-sufficiency, but the reality is that prostitution remains a crime with woefully insufficient harm reduction measures. Prostitution, in its current form, is often a threat to the health and safety of most of the persons involved, too often involves the exploitation of vulnerable women and is a threat to the public safety of neighbors exposed to the dangers associated with the business and activity.As Supervisor, I would work to improve economic opportunities and alternatives that provide meaningful skills and job training, which would not only benefit former sex workers but would also make our neighborhoods safer.Edwin Lindo did not respond to this week’s question.43 Questions is a weekly series — started 43 weeks before Election Day — to question the candidates running for District 9 supervisor. Send us questions to email@example.com and let us know in comments or in an email if you think candidates have answered as asked. Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%
All month, residents and tourists have visited the panaderias in the Mission District to purchase the pan de muertos, a sweet bread traditionally made in the weeks leading up to the Day of the Dead or Día de Los Muertos. It’s as if the bread was a Mission tradition.But, only 42 years ago, it was not common fare.“We don’t know what that is,” a baker at La Victoria on 24th Street told Yolanda Garfias Woo, an artist, teacher, and ethnographer when she asked to buy some in 1975.“I looked at them and I thought, ‘this can’t be true.’” Photo by Marian CarrasqueroThe story of pan de muertos in the Mission District is a reminder that it was Garfias Woo and other artists like René Yañez and Ralph Maradiaga who nurtured, improvised and developed what has become a citywide celebration, one that began slowly and then grew across cultures in the 1980s in communities suffering from gang violence, AIDS and the Central American wars, according to Cary Cordova’s book, The Heart of the Mission, Latino Art and Politics in San Francisco.When she thinks back on it, Garfias Woo said the popularization of the holiday was a serendipitous combination of her curiosity about and fixation on the Mexican holiday with the social need for a tradition that united Chicanos and also gave other people a space to mourn positively in the midst of a lot of uncertainty.As a child, Garfias was amused by her father’s Mexican ethnicity and always had a curiosity for learning more about it, she said. After his death in the late 1950s, Garfias Woo began celebrating Dia De Los Muertos. Later, while teaching in San Francisco’s public schools and seeing her students confront the violence and shootings in their neighborhoods, Garfias Woo again got into Dia de los Muertos.Yañez and other artists did as well. The exhibits and celebrations mounted and in 1975, the de Young Museum invited Garfias Woo to put up an altar.As she gathered the materials, she said, she discovered she was missing one important element: the pan de muerto.“I never made the pan myself from scratch,” she said.Neither, it turned out, had the Mexican bakers or her other Mexican friends here.Garfias Woo said that, back then, a lot of Mexicans here hid their roots, teaching their children to speak English rather than Spanish.“Nobody wanted to be Mexican; they had suffered a lot” she said. If she asked about the bread, perhaps they knew how to make it, but “they would pretend they wouldn’t know.”Her aunt, tia Dela, lived in Mexico and taught her most of the traditions she knew. It was from her that Garfias Woo learned about pan de muerto in Mexico.Back in San Francisco, she said, she needed the assistance of local bakers because she had to bake forms that were large and impressive. Also, the bakers knew how to make the basic dough, which was the same as the dough for pan dulce.The pan de muerto is usually shaped like a bun and is often decorated with bone-shaped pieces that represent the deceased, but each region in México has different techniques and forms. It is usually one of the main offerings on the Dia de los Muertos altars, and it is sold in different sizes and with different decorations, such as sugar or sprinkles.What bakers needed from her were the shapes, so Woo made drawings of how the bread should look and took them with her to La Victoria.“I was there at five in the morning and we made the bread,” she said.They baked big figures for the exhibition, and then she got the bakers to make smaller versions, or panecitos muertos, for sale.“I will get teachers to come buy them for their students,” she promised.On a grant to encourage multiculturalism, Garfias gave workshops on Dia De Los Muertos throughout the city, and at each, she would tell the teachers to go to La Victoria to get the bread for their students. It was a win-win situation.Nowadays, she said, no one at La Victoria remembers the history of the bread that they sell.One baker at the panaderia, Don Raul Vasquez, has been at the bakery for 20 years, and said that it was a man who taught him how to make the pan de muerto.“It was a man, who actually died a few years ago,” he said.Garfias Woo doesn’t seem to mind. “The last time I went in there, they were like, ‘Yeah, we started the whole thing; I don’t know who you are,’ but I’m OK with that — because it caught on.”Pan de muertos. Photo by Marian Carrasquero. Tags: day of the dead • dia de los muertos • food Share this: FacebookTwitterRedditemail,0% 0%
NATHAN Brown has spoken of his excitement at joining a club based in a true Rugby League town.The 39-year-old moved from Huddersfield to coach at the Saints and is already looking forward to a big year at Langtree Park.He told the St Helens Star that he believes, alongside his coaching team of Jamahl Lolesi and Keiron Cunningham, he can improve everyone in the squad and push the side forward.He said: “I am pleased with what I have found here. The facilities are tremendous with a 3G pitch on one side, the pitches on the other, the gym, offices and computer room all on one site is very beneficial and saves you a lot of wasted hours, which is good for the players because they know when they turn up here they are pretty much here until they are done.“It is a good challenge with it being a strong rugby league town having a vast number of good young players and some quality imports is a good challenging job.”To read the full article, get your St Helens Star this week and turn to the special Saints Supplement.
SAINTS’ Home shirt for 2015, supplied in association with O’Neills Sportswear, really is the Choice of Champions.Your 2014 Super League and League Leaders’ Shield winners will line up in this striking new kit as they aim to retain their crown this coming season.Traditional with a modern twist the shirt features the prominent red vee as well as some fantastic detailing.“We have engaged with fans and it was clear they preferred a deeper vee, following on from four seasons of the wider but shallow vee,” Merchandising Manager Steve Law said. “Working with O’Neills we have produced a much more prominent, enhanced and deeper vee utilising the latest digital printing technology to add depth and texture to the red.”The shirt is available in an authentic players version, plus adult, kids, toddlers and ladies’ replica versions.All this and for less money, as we have also been able to reduce its price without neglecting its quality.An Adult and Ladies home replica shirt is £45 making it even better value for 2015 season ticket holders when you use your 10 per cent discount.Sizing and Retail Prices:Adult: Small to 7XL – £45Kids: Age 5/6- Age 13 – £35Ladies: Size 8 to 18 – £45Toddlers Shirts/Kits: From £30Shorts and socks are also availableThe sizing is designed to be ‘snug’, so please refer to the guide on the Saints Superstore.Personalisation will be available but please note 2015 Squad List hasn’t been confirmed yet.You can get your home shirt now by calling into the Saints Superstore, via 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.Get an insight on the kit by watching this video!
SAINTS are seeking their second win in three years at Hull FC when the two sides lock horns this Friday.They won in 2013 which was preceded by two draws in 2011 and 2012.Tommy Makinson has also scored a try in each of our last three meetings with Hull FC.2015 meeting:St Helens 20, Hull FC 28 (SLR9, 6/4/15)Super League Summary:Hull FC won 12St Helens won 25 (includes win in 2006 Grand Final & wins in 2001 and 2006 play-offs)3 drawsHighs and Lows:Hull FC highest score: 44-6 (H, 2005) (also widest margin)St Helens highest score: 74-16 (H, 1999) (also widest margin)Try-Scoring Runs:Adam Swift has scored 1, 4 and 3 tries in our last three games.Consecutive Appearances:Mose Masoe has the longest run of consecutive appearances amongst Super League players, with 45.He made his Saints debut as a substitute in a 38-18 win against Hull KR at Langtree Park on March 7 2014. He is an ever-present in the St Helens side since then.1 Mose Masoe (St Helens) 452 Danny Washbrook (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 373 Elliott Whitehead (Catalans Dragons) 334 Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants) 305 = Paul Aiton (Leeds Rhinos), Chris Hill (Warrington Wolves) 29First Utility Super League Leading Scorers:Tries:1 Joe Burgess (Wigan Warriors) 142 = Tom Lineham (Hull FC), Dominic Manfredi (Wigan Warriors) 124 Jordan Turner (St Helens) 115 = Ken Sio (Hull Kingston Rovers), Kallum Watkins (Leeds Rhinos). Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 108 = Justin Carney (Castleford Tigers), Joel Monaghan (Warrington Wolves) 910 = Aaron Murphy (Huddersfield Giants), Albert Kelly (Hull Kingston Rovers), Kevin Brown (Widnes Vikings) 8Goals:1 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 462 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 433 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 414 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 405 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 396 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 367 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 328 Travis Burns (St Helens) 289 = Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils), Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings) 27Goals Percentage:1 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 86.66 (39/45)2 Danny Tickle (Widnes Vikings) 84.61 (11/13)3 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 78.43 (40/51)4 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 75.40 (46/61)5 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 73.46 (36/49)6 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 72.97 (27/37)7 Tommy Makinson (St Helens) 72.72 (8/11)8 Craig Hall (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 72.22 (26/36)9 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 71.92 (41/57)10 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 71.66 (43/60)Points:1 Josh Mantellato (Hull Kingston Rovers) 1162 Matty Smith (Wigan Warriors) 993 Danny Brough (Huddersfield Giants) 924 Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers) 895 Kevin Sinfield (Leeds Rhinos) 886 Scott Dureau (Catalans Dragons) 867 Stefan Ratchford (Warrington Wolves) 768 Josh Griffin (Salford Red Devils) 749 Jack Owens (Widnes Vikings) 7010 Craig Hall (Wakefield Trinity Wildcats) 64
SAINTS have named their 19-man squad for Saturday’s First Utility Super League fixture at Hull FC.Greg Richards and Joe Greenwood are recalled to the side whilst Jonny Lomax and Jack Ashworth (pictured) are also named.Keiron Cunningham will select his 17 from:1. Jonny Lomax, 3. Jordan Turner, 5. Adam Swift, 7. Luke Walsh, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 11. Atelea Vea, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Lama Tasi, 15. Greg Richards, 19. Theo Fages, 20. Joe Greenwood, 21. Matty Dawson, 22. Jack Owens, 27. Jack Ashworth, 28. Morgan Knowles, 30. Calvin Wellington.The game kicks off at 3pm and the referee is G Hewer.Ticket details are here.