Saints thrash Catalans to reach Grand Final

St Helens’ Kevin Naiqama grabbed two of his three tries after the break
St Helens (14) 48
Tries: Coote 2, Naiqama 3, Lomax, Bentley, Grace. Goals: Coote 8
Catalans Dragons (2) 2
Goal: Maloney

Kevin Naiqama scored a hat-trick as St Helens trashed a belligerent Catalans Dragons to set up a Super League Grand Final against Wigan Warriors.

Despite losing James Graham to a head injury before the break, Lachlan Coote and Naiqama tries put Saints 14-2 up.

Naiqama completed his treble, Coote grabbed a second and Jonny Lomax, James Bentley and Regan Grace also went over in a six-try second-half performance.

For Saints it was a stylish way to reach a record 12th Grand Final.

More to follow.

St Helens: Coote; Makinson, Naiqama, Welsby, Grace; Lomax, Fages; Walmsley, Roby, Graham, Taia, Bentley, Knowles.

Replacements: Peyroux, McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Lees, Amor.

Catalans Dragons: S Tomkins; Davies, Folau, Langi, Mead; Maloney, Drinkwater; Moa, Da Costa, Bousquet, Whitley, Garcia, Casty.

Replacements: Simon, Seguier, Baitieri, Kasiano.

Referee: Liam Moore (RFL).

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