Holbrook wary of Salford threat

Justin Holbrook

09.10. - Rugby League

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook is expecting a stern test against Salford Red Devils in Saturday's Grand Final on Saturday.

The Red Devils have been the surprise package in the Super League this season and are gearing up for their first ever appearance in the Old Trafford showpiece.
Saints are the heavy favourites after their dominance in the regular season, with Holbrook's side winning 26 of their 29 games before thrashing Wigan 40-10 to secure their place in the Grand Final.
Holbrook, who will leave the club to join NRL outfit Gold Coast Titans ahead of the 2020 campaign, is taking nothing for granted and insists his side will have to be at their best to claim the title.
"I have got no issue around the hype around Salford - it is great for our game, their first Grand Final they have been at and that is a credit to Watto [Salford coach Ian Watson]," he said in a Q&A with the St Helens Star. "I am not surprised though.
"What has always hurt Salford has been if they had got injuries because they haven't got the depth.
"This year they have kept the same side on the paddock and [Man of Steel winner] Jackson Hastings has played in every game.
"When they have got their best side out they are great and they have proven that this year."


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