23 minutes: Salford really only goes through the motions here and seems to cause no problems for St. Helens. It's not a big competition right now, and a second saint is trying to look inevitable. Salford needs some magic or luck right now to get back to it. Coote makes a kick and Sio tries to take him, but drops him close to his own line and sums up the day for Salford.
21 minutes: The final duel ends when Naigama is held about 10 meters from the goal. Salford catches Walker as they try to change something. You have not found any gaps in the defense of St. Helens yet. Grace takes the ball up for St Helens, breaks off and looks like he's not going to get caught, but he goes out before he sees the line.
19 minutes: Salford gets things going again and they'll have to find something else in the future. To do things, they are punished for offside. They seem a bit unsure and have to stay cool this evening. Walmsley breaks easily in a duel and Salford can not stop him. Peyroux is another one who almost made it, then bounces off a Salford man and it's another set of six!
TO ATTEMPT! St Helens 6-0 Salford (Knowles)
Walmsley detects a gap in the defense and passes the ball to Knowles, who runs into the room and falls over the line to the left of the post. The attempt had come. Coote also comes up against the change.
14 minutes: Salford moves across the midline, which is a new experience for her. Hastings beats up and down, which predicts and takes Coote with ease. Their set of six ends with a great kick from Coote to Try-Line, forcing Salford to start again from deep down.
12 minutes: Makinson shoots a dart after a scrum and the second tackle is quickly moved out, where Coote takes control of him, beats a man, then tries to dump him and throw the ball straight out of play. A strange decision, but a sign of how many saints want to get on the scoreboard.
10 mins: Coote kicks in the last tack, Evalds takes the ball in the air and is removed from the ground by Percival. Salford will be pleased with the extra meters they earn.
8 minutes: Salford really needs to make an effort to get into the area of St. Helens and has not yet come close to the opposition line. They now had a few sets of six and had to kick off the middle line each time so St Helens could run away.
6 minutes: St. Helens does most of the race here and is relatively easy on the pitch. Their sentence ends when Coote fails and tries to find a gap in the final duel.
4 minutes: Both teams are definitely looking for this and are determined to defeat their next opponent. Salford has a penalty for a flop and St Helens may win another set of six. Walmsley almost crashes through the defense, but stops. There is a kick-through that jumps around but is eventually defeated by a Salford player before it becomes more dangerous.
2 minutes: At an early kick, Mossop turns the ball over at St. Helens. The saints want to take advantage of it and bring Salford quickly on their own goal line. Fages tries to slip through in the final duel, but is defeated by Salford.
Richard Bridges is a fan of Shed Seven, he says: "Hull KR fans who watched in Poland (like you) were enthusiastic about Shed Seven – looked like Alan the drummer might have worn a York City Knights shirt as well. Yorkshire's finest! "
The players are not in the square, their appearance is greeted with fireworks and a noise wall. Should be a crashing atmosphere.
We are now approaching a real rugby as the ubiquitous Laura Wright withdraws from Jerusalem.
Live music at a sporting event is never good, right? What we have in Old Trafford is Shed Seven, who is making a strange advertisement for her upcoming tour.
Sky reminds us that Ben Flower was an idiot in 2014's final against St Helens.
Adrian Morley is desperate that Salford wins and believes that they can do it, which is very nice. Danny McGuire points out that St. Helens is much better, as does Phil Clarke.
Leeds Rhinos are not in Old Trafford today but their women's team won the ladies' Grand Final yesterday when they defeated Castleford. At half time they were back, but won 20-12.
Jackson Hastings enjoys his Man of Steel Award …
I think I got this historic event because of my long association with the rugby league. When I was at school, I played sports and was called to play for the Salford students. I attended a training session where everyone was twice my height and decided it was not for me as I would never make it a pro and I liked when my bones were intact.
St Helens: Coote, Makinson, Naiqama, Percival, Grace, Fages, Lomax, Walmsley, Roby, Thompson, Taia, Peyroux, Knowles
Subs: McCarthy-Scarsbrook, Amor, Ashworth, Smith
Salford: Evalds, Sio, Welham, Bibby, Inu, Lolohea, Hastings, Mossop, Tomkins, Dudson, Jones, Griffin, McCarthy
Subs: Lussick, Flanagan, Walker, Burke
We reached the final. For the first time in a long time, there is a chance of a surprise winner in the form of Salford, who has prevailed against many adversities with his rags pile to make it to Old Trafford. They did some magic to put together a page to get them to that unknown point. Jackson Hastings is the man in the center and rightly won the Man of Steel, but leading his team to victory at Old Trafford would surpass all that.
St. Helens was here and won it, so will not be disturbed by the opportunity and will have no qualms about being party party. They will also aim to unpack Justin Holbrook with another trophy in his final game as coach of St. Helens.
It should be a lively encounter.