High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! St Helens Rugby League Football Club was established in 1873 as St Helens Football Club. They are a founder member of the Northern Rugby Football Union, after the Great Schism of 1895. They played in the first ever Challenge Cup Final in 1897 and have since been winners of the competition on 12 occasions. St Helens have played in the premier competition of European rugby league, the Super League for each of its 14 seasons to date and have won the title on 5 occasions.