THIS week's #ThrowbackThursday is from 18 years ago and that glorious sun-baked day at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.

Saints defeated Wigan Warriors for the first time in a Challenge Cup Final since 1966 - with the 32-12 success making amends for the reverses of 1989, 1991 and 2002. 

This picture is of Saints Australian stand off Jason Hooper who scored 44 tries and kicked 30 goals from 110 appearances in the red vee between 2003-07 after signing from St George-Illawarra.

Hooper eventually converted from 6 to loose forward and was a punishing kick-chaser, who did all the dirty work during Saints' Grand Slam winning season 0f 2006.

 But hopefully this picture will bring back glorious memories of that sunny afternoon in the Welsh capital.