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Simmons: Up There

ROYCE Simmons thought Saints’ performance was one of their best of the season to date after they beat Leeds Rhinos 42-16 on Friday night.

His side ran in seven tries – punctuated by world class handling – as they kept on the coat-tails of those above them.

“Yeah, it was a good performance, one of our best and right up there,” Simmons said. “Our ball control was fantastic up to half time and we kept the ball away from the opposition. We were very professional in that part of our game.

“Our halves did well and confused Leeds by taking on the line at speed. They have a lot of improvement in them still but they are getting better which each game.

“At half time I didn’t see that result coming, as it was a bruising and tough forty minutes. But that’s how games can go sometimes. You get a couple of tries and then you get on a roll and off you go.”

As is par the course, Saints suffered another injury with James Roby sustaining a suspected fractured eye socket.

“We don’t know how bad it is yet but there is a bit of air coming out of there which isn’t a good sign according to the doctor,” Simmons added. “We will just have to see over the next day or two.”

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