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Sunny demeanour for Saints boss

23rd August 2019, 18:02 by Jack Ogalbe

Justin Holbrook says St Helens already feel comfortable at Wembley following their captain's run ahead of the Challenge Cup final.

Saints take on Warrington and while the Wire have played in two of the last three showpieces, albeit in losing causes, this will be St Helens' first outing in north London since 2008.

Holbrook's side have already claimed the League Leader's Shield and can seal the second leg of a potential treble with victory on Saturday.

Friday saw them gain a first glimpse at Wembley, enjoying the blazing sun during the captain's run.

The coach admitted the session has only given him extra confidence as it has allowed his side to acclimatise to their unfamiliar surroundings.

"It is great to get out here and have a light run ahead of tomorrow," the Australian said. "It is nice to get a bit of a feel of the place and familiarisation before we play. Having the captain's run here is an extra bonus."

He added: "It is a final and it doesn't matter and they can use the favourites tag as motivation if they want to. We are as motivated as ever whether we are favourites or not to win tomorrow, but we know we have to play well."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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