Saints Claim Super League Title

Hull, appearing in their first Super League final, looked the better of the two teams in the opening moments, while Saints looked slightly off the pace.

However, St Helens rallied to open the scoring with Sean Long’s deft kick setting up a try for Francis Meli.

The East Yorkshire side were still in the contest at this stage, and it didn’t take long for them to equalise when Sid Domic finished off an excellent passage of play.

But they had to head back into the changing rooms at the wrong end of a 10-4 scoreline after Leon Pryce raced thirty metres to edge Saints back in front, Jamie Lyon kicking the first conversion of the game.

The game was effectively over as a contest shortly after the half time interval with Wille Talau and Ade Gardner grabbing touch downs for St Helens.

And Kieron Cunningham added the final try for Saints – his 150th for the club – converted by Lyon, who will be returning down under with Manly next season.

St Helens full-back Paul Wellens was awarded the Harry Sunderland trophy as man of the match, to add to the Man of Steel award he picked up earlier in the week.

St Helens

Wellens, Gardner (T), Lyon (3G), Talau (T), Meli (T), Pryce (T), Long, P. Anderson, Cunningham (T), Cayless, Gilmour, Wilkin, Hooper

Subs Roby, Graham, Bennett, Fa'asavalu.

Hull FC

Briscoe, Tony, Domic (T), Yeaman, Raynor, Cooke, R. Horne, Dowes, Swain, Carvell, McMenemy, Radford, Washbrook

Subs Whiting, G. Horne, Wheeldon, King.

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