“This has been the best period since I joined the club 13 years ago and it’s amazing to think we’ll be off to Wembley again to experience the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final.
“It’s a tribute to this terrific group of players that we’ve managed to get to to the final again but there’s all of the people behind the scenes who contribute to the success on the pitch.
“The club is more geared up for success now than it has ever been and it’s up to the players to keep putting us into these positions,” added Briers who missed out on the 1997 Challenge Cup Final in his first season at St Helens despite being named man of the match in the semi-final.
“Not being selected for that final was a big disappointment but I got over that after three or four years.
“It was a driving motivation in my career for a while but I’ve moved on and now we are reaping the rewards for all of the hard work we’ve put in.
“This is a results business and we just have to keep improving!”
“Both! We’re going all out to win both trophies,” he concluded.