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Grix - Wasn't my tries that got us to Old Trafford
SIMON Grix may never score a more important try than the one which sealed Thursday's semi final and booked Wolves a second successive appearance in the Grand Final at Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old positioned himself perfectly to swoop on Lee Briers' deceptive cross-field kick four minutes from time to end a brave Huddersfield Giants fightback.
But Grix, who also crossed in the first half, put the success down to something else.
"It was nice to score but I didn't think those tries decided it," he said.
"It was a good team effort and we hung in there when things weren't going our way. That's what got us through."
The Ireland international is one of Wolves' utility stars and unsung heroes.
He figured in the back row in the semi final, replacing the injured Trent Waterhouse, while a fortnight earlier he was at scrum half as Wolves opened their play-offs run with a 40-20 victory over Leeds Rhinos.
Grix has also figured at centre and loose forward this year, and could be asked to feature in any of those positions at Old Trafford.
Despite Huddersfield cutting Wolves' lead from 24-10 to 24-22 in the second half, Grix never felt concerned Wolves would let the game slip.
"No, because I think we proved for big parts of the game that if we could get on with the way we want to play we'd get the job done," he said.
"Huddersfield are a good team and they were always going to have their say in the game.
"Looking back, it probably was a bit disappointing to let them come back after we got the 14-point cushion. But we're in the final and that's all that matters."
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