Huddersfield were gone after 30 minutes. Having played so well in the opening half hour yet only put one try on the board did it for them. They appeared to have run out of puff and from then on they hung on for dear life as Saints piled on the points. It looked like a Saints training run.
Huddersfield were incredibly one dimensional. Brad Drew had to shoulder a lot of responsibility as Chris Thorman disappointed. It was a real shame. I saw Hudds beat Leeds in the semi final and thought they were real quality.
Wellens had a great game for Saints. Long kicked into open space
(that feat alone making him worthy of any
medal, let alone the Lance Todd Trophy). That Samoan RU player was impressive too. For the Giants I liked the look of Crabtree and Drew. Reilly played well in parts as did Aspinwall.
The match made me think that maybe GB will not be a hopeless in the Tri Nations as I previously thought but they are still 3rd favourites.
Back on the crowd, I didn't think it was that bad given that Hudds were playing and that there was a late change of venue. Twickenham got a bad wrap last time it hosted a final - nothing to do with RU, more about the facilities and the stadium's surrounds. Next year it will be back at Wembley. Cannot wait!