22nd September 2018, 17:12 | super_league

Saints beat Warrington Wolves in semi-final rehearsal

Saints beat Warrington Wolves in semi-final rehearsal

Ben Barba bagged two tries as St Helens laid down a marker for their Betfred Super League semi-final against Warrington Wolves with a comfortable 34-14 victory at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Scrum-half Danny Richardson registered a try and five goals with Saints’ other t

The opening 40 minutes was a tasty appetiser for the much bigger showdown to come when the two teams go head-to-head again on Thursday week at the Totally Wicked Stadium when a Grand Final spot at Old Trafford on October 13 will be the huge prize on offer for the winners.

Despite nothing to play for with the top four positions all sorted, there was no love lost between the two sides with three players – Matty Lees and Mark Percival from St Helens and Warrington’s Ryan Atkins – all spending time in the sin-bin after a first half all-in brawl.

ries scored by Luke Douglas, Regan Grace and Jonny Lomax, with Warrington’s points coming from tries by Kevin Brown, Bryson Goodwin and Toby King and one conversion from Dec Patton.