St Helens coach Justin Holbrook was delighted with his players’ efforts to earn another win over Warrington Wolves but was weary the team they face at Wembley in two weeks would be much improved.

The Wire were without a plethora of stars for the top of the table clash and were comfortably beaten 30-12 in the end by Saints, who had a handful on names missing themselves.

The Australian was satisfied with another two points but was preparing to face a much more experienced Wire side in the Challenge Cup final in a fortnight.

“I thought Warrington lifted themselves a bit in the second half and we had to hang on in there a bit but it was really pleasing how we finished the game,” he said to reporters after the game.

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“We don’t need to improve we just need to make sure we play well. We’ll play a totally different opposition in two weeks, we know that and we’ll be a bit different ourselves as well, it was an awkward game tonight but i’m just happy with the win.

“We’ll have a fair few players to come back in for the final and they will have a few back themselves but whoever we pick and put in our 17 is getting the job done for us,” he added.