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Gardner aims for perfect finish

Ade Gardner
Gardner (left) is looking to complete a hat-trick of trophy wins

St Helens winger Ade Gardner has said winning the Super League Grand Final trophy would be the perfect end to his impressive season.

Gardner, 25, scored the most tries in the regular Super League season and was part of Saints' Challenge Cup winning team last month.

"It's been one of my most consistent seasons, I've been really happy with my form," he told BBC Radio Merseyside.

"It would be nice to cap it off by winning it all."

Gardner said he feels his form was helped by team-mate Matt Gidley.

"At the end of last year we really clicked and we've carried it forward into this season.

It's going to be one of those games like the Challenge Cup semi-final, there won't be many points in it

Ade Gardner

"The quality he has makes it easy to play with him, he just makes life a lot easier for you as a player," he added.

For Gardner to complete a clean sweep of trophies Saints must beat Leeds Rhino's in Fridays play-offs.

And the talented winger believes there is little to separate the two sides.

"It's going to be one of those games like the Challenge Cup semi-final, there won't be many points in it.

"Defences will be on top and it will be a real war of attrition."

You can hear full commentary of the Super League play-off match between St Helens and Leeds Rhinos on 19 September on BBC Radio Merseyside 1485 AM, DAB and online at bbc.co.uk/liverpool. Coverage begins at 1900 BST.

see also
St Helens v Leeds (Fri)
17 Sep 08 |  Rugby League
Saints and Leeds head Dream Team
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