St Helens RFC

'Get that into you': How Saints upset Panthers to claim world title

Welsby fumbled before Samoa’s Stephen Crichton kicked the match winning field goal and he put down a Nathan Cleary bomb that led to Brian To’o’s 79th minute try for the Panthers.

“I thought ‘what have I done’. It was reminiscent of the Samoa game where I knocked on and I thought ‘I have done it again for Saints’,” said Welsby, who was man-of-the-match in the 13-12 triumph.

“It is a similar group of lads who just worked so hard to get to where they are, and I have gone and bombed it again.”

Naiqama stars as St Helens win third straight title

Naiqama collected his third Super League premiership as St Helens completed an historic three-peat and he later gave an emotional speech after accepting the man-of-the-match award from inspirational halfback great Rob Burrow, who has motor neurone disease.

Burrow played in the Leeds teams of 2007, 2008 and 2009 who had been the the only sides of the Super League era to win three consecutive grand finals.

"Thank you so much mate, for everything you've done for the game. You are a legend," Naiqama told Burrow.