SAINTS skipper James Roby urged his team to fulfill their potential by getting to Wembley and winning silverware.

And it took his steady and direct on the tiller from dummy half to eventually turn the tide to shake off the stubborn Halifax resistance in the 26-2 triumph.

The only player left from the last time they visited Wembley, Roby had begun to wonder whether he was going to run out of time to make a return.

Roby said: “I realised that I am not going to get that many more opportunities, but the way we are going we are on the right path, with everyone’s hard work and the the culture driven by Justin is fantastic.

“I was just scared that we would not fulfil our potential, we are not by any means getting carried away – we have got a lot of work to do to deliver.”

After a run of semi final defeats, Roby was delighted to make this return - to a venue he first played at as a junior in the 1997 curtain raiser.

“It gets that monkey off our backs, especially after last year.

“We wanted to right a few wrongs.

“This year we are on the right path but everyone knows we are a good team but we need to bring home silverware and cement our place in people’s minds,” he said.

It means a crackerjack of a final against Warrington, a team they have never met in a major final.

“It is going to be a fantastic game – it is always a great atmosphere against them, a local derby.

“They will take a lot of fans, so will we.

“It will be a great game and occasion,” he said.

Roby admitted that Halifax had given them a torrid time and proved difficult to break down, but they were eventually worn down.

The change of strategy helped see the game home after being “too fancy” in the opening stages.

Roby said: “We were probably a bit too fancy and it didn’t work, but full credit to them.

“We talked about that and in the second half, Justin identified it.

“We came out in the second half and were a bit more direct, they still got stuck in and defended well and there weren’t many clean breaks.

“Ultimately, in the second half, the amount of defending they did and the lack of field position they had made them tired.

“It is done now and happy to get to Wembley and take all these lads.

"It may have been a bit more subdued, than if it had been a top of the table clash, but it will sink in.

"We are going to Wembley again and that is where St Helens belongs."