SAINTS received a civic reception at St Helens town hall last night.

St Helens Council presented departing coach Justin Holbrook with an award of a glass ball created by the World of Glass.

All the players, who are not involved on international duty, attended the function.

Holbrook said: "I have said all along how important rugby league is to the town and vice versa.

"To be here tonight to celebrate the Grand Final win is tremendous.

"And to pick up an award on behalf of the people of St Helens for myself is something I am very proud of."