Justin Holbrook revealed he got “really emotional” on bus to Old Trafford

The moment it hit home that Justin Holbrook was leaving St Helens was when they were on the team bus going to Old Trafford. 

The Saints beat Salford 23-6 in the Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford last Saturday.

Holbrook has now left his role as St Helens coach to take up a head coaching gig at Gold Coast Titans in the NRL.

He said: “I actually got really emotional on the bus driving into Old Trafford.

“I’m glad nobody was sitting next to me because it was quite embarrassing! I think it hit me then that it was my last game but it hit me more then than now. I now feel much better knowing that the job is done.

“If we didn’t win the game then it would have been a hard feeling.

“There’s never an easy time to leave when you love the area but I’m really happy for everyone. I’m happy and proud that we got the job done.”


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