ROYCE Simmons paid tribute to his pack of forwards after they drove Saints to a 34-16 win over Hull KR on Friday night.
A double from Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and James Graham’s third of the season on his 200th-club appearance led the way.
“We did some good things,” Royce said, “and our forwards were very impressive. Over the last couple of weeks our halves and backs have come good but today it was the forwards that had good plays in them.
“Jammer was good on his 200th appearance and Tony Puletua, Louie and Josh Perry did well too. They supported each other – which is good as in some games this season we have run one out and haven’t put enough plays on.
“They have a lot of drive in their play and we won some good quick play the balls.”
James Roby laid on four of Saints six tries and Simmons says the hooker is a pleasure to coach.
“The things he is achieving are superb. He has played 80 minutes in pretty much every game so far this season so we took him off as a reward because we have lots of games coming up.
“I knew he was a good footballer but it’s the energy he brings to the game. He is like a clock, you crank him up and he keeps on going. He just rolls along and is such as easy going fella.”
He continued: “It is really starting to feel like home here now. The fans got behind us and were noisy and backed us. We know if we continue to play good football we will get more people here and so far the fans have responded. Their singing was excellent and certainly helps us get some momentum.”