SAINTS centre Mark Percival enjoyed his two tries in Friday night's semi final win over Leeds Rhinos, finishing the second of those with an elaborate dive.

It was one of many highlights of a comprehensive 36-8 win over Leeds as Saints booked a third consecutive Super League Grand Final appearance.

But Percival, a Grand Final winner in 2014 and 2019, will be glad to be getting out there under the Old Trafford lights on Saturday after missing last year's final after a year to forget with injury.

Percival came off three minutes from time in the semi final, but afterwards coach Kristian Woolf praised his performance.

Woolf said: "It was very tough last year for Mark and he missed a Grand Final and everything around it.

"He would have had some doubts as to what would happen when he came back, particularly at the start of the year when he had a couple of little niggles around his hamstring again.

"He is a really class player and we are a much better team whenever he is in it.

"What people don’t see is how hard he is working on his body and working on himself to make sure he is on the field every week and that is a real credit to him and to our medical staff.

"That is why you are able to see the performances he is putting on there because he is working so hard."

Percival's second try took the international centre's tally up to 99 - which leaves on the cusp of joining that elite band of players who have scored a century of tries and a 100 goals.

They include Sean Long, Len Killeen, Paul Scunthorpe, Tommy Martyn, Jonny Lomax and Tommy Makinson.