Match Reaction…

NATHAN Brown said Saints couldn’t live with Huddersfield physicality on Saturday night at Langtree Park.

Saints got off to an awful start to their Super League campaign losing 40-4 to the Giants.

“From game to game in the friendlies we have shown improvement and we have trained to a standard we were happy with this week,” Brown said. “But at the end of the day to get physically dominated like we did… and off the back of that Brough in brutal in how he kicks the ball and he was constantly pinning us back.

“The physical part of the game is where it is won and lost and if a side wins that as much as the Giants did then you can have a lot of issues. But we will live to fight another day.

“I have no issue with our squad and coming into the year I knew Huddersfield would have a good year. We didn’t get it right and I thought we would do better than that today. We will look at what we are trying to do and get better.

“Of course I want to win every game and we expected to do better and put in better showing, but it is two points we didn’t get and there will be two points on offer next week. We didn’t put enough pressure on their players; they were better than us physically and did well.

“We will need to bounceback.”

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