Rush: Discipline Was Key

SAINTS’ discipline was one of the main reasons they did so well against Huddersfield according to Acting Head Coach Mike Rush.

He oversaw a 46-12 victory last night which took his side up to third in the Stobart Super League.

“We spoke during the week that we needed to take responsibility for the penalties we give away,” he said. “In Catalans we gave away a couple of high shots and held on too much and that meant we were on the back foot.

“We looked at that but we can’t do it once, we have to do it between now and right through to the end of the season.

“If you want to be competitive and compete for honours you have to maintain that level – you can’t give penalties away against the top sides. That was a real positive tonight. “

Lance Hohaia got his second man-of-the-match award in succession and along with James Roby and Tommy Makinson was outstanding in the victory.

“Lance took is try well and is playing well too,” Rush continued. “He is fixing defenders up in the middle of the field and is in fine form. We need all our big name players to be in good form between now and the end of the season.

“Robes is consistently outstanding every week and his try was right off the training ground. For me it is him and Cameron Smith for the best in the world. Both are very very very good.

“Makinson did well too and his try got us going. He is a skilful footballer and deserves his position on the wing. When Ade (Gardner) is back he (Ade) will have to wrestle that shirt from him.

“Tommy won’t give it up lightly and neither should he. That is what we need towards the back end of the season, the boys need that competition and know they are playing for their shirts.”

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