IN the wake of last night's Super League Grand Final, Warrington Wolves can claim to have done something that no other team managed in 2020.

Steve Price's side was the only one to defeat the champions twice, though it won't count for much in the eyes of The Wire while the Super League trophy is sat in the trophy cabinet at St Helens' Totally Wicked Stadium for the second successive year.

But records will show that Warrington were undefeated against Kristian Woolf's men in the year they were crowned back-to-back champions thanks to an incredible 8-4 victory over Wigan Warriors in the Grand Final at the KCOM Stadium in Hull on Friday night.

In only the second round of the season, The Wire overhauled Saints 19-0 at The Halliwell Jones Stadium in front of a 12,000 crowd (remember those days?). It was the only 'nilling' St Helens suffered in the year.

And Wolves also edged home when the sides met in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup, beating their arch-rivals 20-18 at the AJ Bell Stadium.

But when it mattered most at the business end of the season Saints found a way and The Wire didn't.

In an absorbing showdown on Humberside, 19-year-old centre Jack Welsby proved to be the Saints match winner.

With the contest tied at 4-4 and the final hooter sounding as the last play-the-ball took place, Welsby chased a long-distance Tommy Makinson drop-goal attempt and when the ball bounced back in play off the post the former Blackbrook junior showed the necessary urgency to steal in behind Wigan full-back Bevan French and win the title for Saints.

The records will also show that Warrington, who defeated Saints in last year's Challenge Cup Final at Wembley, remain the last side to have beaten their neighbours in a play-offs series.

Two Tommy Lineham tries steered The Wire past Saints and into the 2018 Grand Final at Old Trafford, where Wigan were triumphant in Shaun Wane's last game in charge.

Warrington, who finished third in the 2020 table on the same win percentage as St Helens, continue to be annual trophy contenders but the big one - the league title - remains the holy grail and the long wait will go into a 66th year when it all comes round again with the 2021 kick-off on March 11.