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Last Updated: Saturday, 26 August 2006, 12:40 GMT 13:40 UK
Challenge Cup final photos

Huddersfield hold up a drive by St Helens

Crunching tackles are the order of the day as Huddersfield take the game to favourites St Helens at Twickenham

St Helens' Willie Talau celebrate

Willie Talau celebrates after gathering Paul Sculthorpe's grubber kick to put Saints level after Giants' early try

Giants full-back Paul Reilly on Ade Gardner

Giants full-back Paul Reilly pulls off a dramatic covering tackle on Ade Gardner to keep the score pegged at 6-6

St Helens' Sean Long

But Sean Long pulls clear after some good work by Jamie Lyon to extend Saints' lead to 12-6 just before the break

St Helens celebrate another try in the second half

Jon Wilkin, playing with a strapped broken nose, celebrates as his second-half try puts Saints 18-6 ahead

Jamie Lyon scores for St Helens

And Lyon adds to his immaculate kicking performance with a try of his own after collecting Long's delicately placed kick

Jon Wilkin

A bloodied Wilkin claims a second try as St Helens increase their lead to 36-6 and start to sense victory

Maurie Fa'asavalu powers through the Huddersfield defence

Huddersfield claw back a converted try but struggle to contain some rampant forward play by Saints

St Helens celebrate their win

A final try from Jason Cayless leaves the score at 42-12 and seals a convincing Challenge Cup triumph for St Helens

Paul Sculthorpe and man-of-the-match Sean Long

Lance Todd Trophy winner Sean Long (right) celebrates with Saints captain Paul Sculthorpe



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