Tries from Matty Lees, Jon Bennison, Konrad Hurrell and Mark Percival plus four conversions from Tommy Makinson secured a historic fourth consecutive Grand Final triumph for St Helens
By Marc Bazeley at Old Trafford
Last update: 24/09/22 20:00
St Helens gave outgoing head coach Kristian Woolf the perfect send-off as they claimed a historic fourth successive Betfred Super League title with a 24-12 win over Leeds Rhinos in Saturday’s grand final.
The game was barely three minutes long before Matty Lees came through to put Saints ahead at Old Trafford, followed by Jon Bennison clocking in the corner for a converted second try.
However, the Rhinos grew into the game as the half went on and they fought back just before the break as Kruise Leeming’s try and Rhyse Martin’s conversion made it 12-6 to the sound of the half time.
But tries from Konrad Hurrell and Mark Percival after the break put St Helens on the brink of victory and although Martin gave Leeds hope with a late try it was undeniable that Woolf’s side went into history and won their 10th Super League title overall.