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Opinion: This Super League side WILL win the treble

St Helens are headed into the final four of the Challenge Cup after a game marred by Josh Griffin’s red card.

St Helens were favourites and notched the opening score of the game when Jack Welsby’s short ball popped Joe Batchelor through a gap to score.

Then Mark Percival’s afternoon was ended prematurely when he was forced off with a head injury. Brad Fash fell on him and a penalty was awarded allowing Saints to make it 8-0.

Hull then stormed ahead after tries for backrowers Josh Griffin and Andre Savelio. They led 12-8.

Saints were doing it tough with the likes of Percival and Tommy Makinson ruled out injured. This saw Konrad Hurrell move to the wing but he was on hand to take Jack Welsby’s pass to make it 12-all at the break.

In a shocking moment at halftime Josh Griffin was sent off for dissent after he spoke to referee Chris Kendall.

The Saints scored two vital tries at the start of the second half. They scored initially through Curtis Sironen before Lewis Dodd scored from a Tee Ritson break.

Hull FC had hope when Jack Welsby and Tee Ritson collided dropping a kick allowing Jake Trueman to score.

Like the Champions they are, the Saints sealed the win with two late tries turning up the pressure on the Black and Whites.

Saints showed a Champion resilience having lost key players to injury and showing composure to win the game despite a wild contest.

It came after brilliant wins over Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors in the league.

To me these results have underlined one thing: St Helens WILL win the Grand Final and could very well win the treble.

It may only be June but I can’t see any other side lifting the Super League trophy other than the Champions. They may have struggled for consistency by they have the experience and they seem to have an extra level than their rivals. And to be honest, no other side has shown much consistency.

This same philosophy will see them get to Wembley and win in my opinion.

Now the League Leaders’ Shield is the trophy that will be most difficult for them to win.

The Saints are only four points off top spot and have a game in hand against struggling Huddersfield.

You would then back them to win one more game than their rivals for the rest of the season.

Thus, Saints could very well win four trophies in 2023.

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