St Helens have won the Challenge Cup for the first time since 2008 after defeating Castleford Tigers 28-12 at Wembley

The Saints made the perfect start after 11 minutes after a kick through on the last tackle bounced off the posts and allowed Theo Ages to go over after a check by the video referee.

Castleford then turned the game around before half time when tries from Niall Evalds anD Jake Trueman gave the Tigers a 12-6 lead at the half time hooter.

It all changed in the second half, with St Helens levelling the scores just a minute after the break, after a lengthy video review, it was adjudged that the ball didn’t go into touch and James Roby scored the try to bring the saints level. They then went ahead in the 51st minute when great play out wide allowed Tommy Makinson to go over in the corner, Lachlan Coote missed the extras but it was now 16-12 St Helens.

3 more penalties from Coote added to the saints lead and in the 78th minute, they wrapped up the cup with another try, this time from Kyle Amor which completed the 26-12 win.

Saints will hope to take the win into the rest of the season and try to complete the league and cup double.

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