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Holbrook makes dream start in Super League

Press Association logoPress Association 25/05/2017 Ian Laybourn

Two tries in the final quarter from St Helens centre Mark Percival ensured a Super League honeymoon will continue for their Australian coach Justin Holbrook.

In Holbrook's first game in charge, St Helens clinched a dramatic 22-19 victory over arch-rivals Wigan.

After joining the Sydney Roosters as an assistant coach in 2015, Holbrook signed on at St Helens earlier this month

Wigan thought they had won it when a drop goal from the returning Thomas Leuluai edged them back in front nine minutes from the end of a pulsating encounter.

But Percival pounced for the winning try five minutes later to send the bulk of the 13,138 crowd into raptures.

Coming off the back of a 45-0 rout of Hull at the Magic Weekend, just 48 hours after he arrived in the country, Holbrook could hardly have made a better start to his reign as a head coach.

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