SAINTS booked their place in next week's Grand Final at Hull with a comprehensive 48-2 win over Catalans Dragons.

It was a tough old game, littered with a number of high shots and a couple of skirmishes in response.

Saints had to show their mettle after losing James Graham with a head knock in the first half.

Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook also went off with a head injury, but returned and even Alex Walmsley was limping after a couple of tackles.

Saints rose above some provacative plays to rattle in eight tries...with Kevin Naiqama scoring a hat-trick, Lachlan Coote grabbing a brace, with James Bentley and Regan Grace scoring the others.

Even when the game was won, Saints showed a steely determination to keep their line intact.

They will face Wigan looking to secure back to back titles for the first time since 2000.