The 1970s were also seen as a successful spell for St Helens, as they reached three Challenge Cup finals in the period.Jim Challinor took over from Cliff Evans in 1970, and in his first season, he won the Championship, In this season, a European Championship—not dissimilar to today's World Club Challenge—was contested between St Helens and French champions St Gaudens.
is a professional rugby league club in St Helens, Merseyside currently competing in the Super League, the top tier of competition for rugby league in Europe.
As of March 2018, it is the only team to qualify for the competition's play-offs every season in its 22-year history.
 They won the Lancashire Cup in the 1961—62 season, with a 25—9 success over Swinton (at Central Park, Wigan) seeing yet more silverware come St Helens' way under the management of Prescott.
This would be Coan's last year in charge at St Helens after a highly successful period as boss. Evans' first full season in charge at the club saw him win the clubs eighth Lancashire Cup in 1968; winning 13-10 against Warrington after a replay.
With a galaxy of stars including Tom van Vollenhoven, Alex Murphy, Dick Huddart, Cliff Watson, Ray French and Vince Karalius, the 1960s was a decade of great success for the Saints.
In Prescott's first season as coach he lifted the Lancashire League in the 1959—60 season.
Like during the First World War, the club could not enjoy having a full—time squad during the Second World War and struggled to compete.
They did not compete in the National Championship until a 17 team Emergency War League was formed in the 1941—42 season, The club's fortunes that had seen them be successful so rarely the decade previous did not change in the 1940s.
Under Sullivan, St Helens reached, and lost, the 1952—53 Challenge Cup final.