• Saints extend lead at top as Warrington lose
The St Helens coach Justin Holbrook watched his side move another step closer to a second successive League Leaders’ Shield courtesy of victory against Wigan – before stopping short on confirming whether he will remain as coach of the runaway Super League leaders next year.
Their comfortable success against their great rivals ensured a 20th win in 22 league games this season, and with Warrington’s defeat, it means the Saints are 10 points clear at the top with just seven games left. That makes finishing top a near-certainty for the Saints but what is far less certain is Holbrook’s future. He has been linked with a return to Australia next year, and while he has been offered a new deal by the club, he is yet to sign.