Justin Holbrook has led a revival at St Helens and will be charged with delivering fresh impetus when he arrives at the Gold Coast Titans.
St Helens overcame a magnificent effort from part-timers Halifax to set up a Challenge Cup final meeting with Warrington Wolves.
St Helens have only lost three games all year in Super League, but two of those defeats have come at London Broncos.
Super League table-toppers St Helens moved 10 points clear after a 32-10 win over Wigan Warriors, while Salford surprised Warrington.
Leeds Rhinos, St Helens and Wigan Warriors all enjoyed momentous victories in Super League on Friday.
Warrington Wolves looked set to close the gap on Super League leaders St Helens, but Jonny Lomax inspired his side to yet another victory.
Leeds Rhinos continue to struggle near the bottom of Super League and were well beaten on Friday night by leaders St Helens.
Normal service was resumed for leaders St Helens, who took their frustration out on Huddersfield after a stunning loss to the Broncos.
Harlequins have welcomed former rugby league star Sean Long as an assistant coach for next season.
St Helens were stunned by London Broncos, while Tony Smith's first match in charge of Hull KR ended in late disappointment.