Carnegie Challenge Cup Final Review

St Helens 30 Tries: Wellens, Clough, Gardner 2, Roby Goals: Long 5

Catalans Dragons 8 Tries: Murphy, Khattabi

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St Helens eased to victory over Catalans Dragons in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final at Wembley.

After a cagey opening James Roby scored the first try at the new Wembley for St Helens. Younes Khattabi replied for the Dragons but just before the break Ade Gardner scored to give Saints a 12-8 lead.

Paul Wellens capitalised on a fumble to stretch Saints' lead just after the break before Paul Clough also crossed.

The French-side were given hope by Justin Murphy's score but Gardner added a late try for Saints, with Sean Long booting five goals to seal the win their 11th success in the competition.

Catalans Dragons: Greenshields, Murphy, Wilson, Raguin, Khattabi, Mogg, Jones, Guisset, Quigley, Chan, Croker, Gossard, Mounis. Subs: Casty, Ferriol, Duport, K. Bentley.

St Helens: Wellens, Gardner, Gidley, Talau, Meli, Pryce, Long, Fozzard, Cunningham, Cayless, Gilmour, Bennett, Wilkin. Subs: Roby, Graham, Clough, Fa'asavalu.

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