Ball Control Key To Win

NATHAN Brown said good ball control and the shutting down of Rangi Chase was the key to Saints’ win at Castleford on Sunday.

His side bounced back from 10-0 and 16-6 down to emerge 40-24 victors and move into seventh in the Super League table.

But the afternoon was tempered by an injury to James Roby.

“I thought we responded well after half time,” he said. “That was based on us holding on to the ball and defending Rangi Chase a lot better. He had a dinner suit on in the first half and Jon Wilkin did a great job in the second of taking him out of the game.

“We maintained our possession and our attack was reasonable. Cas have been playing well so we had to defend well. That picked up and we had some good attack on the back of it.”

He continued: “I thought Tommy Makinson had his best game of the season for us today as did Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook. Alex Walmsley is improving all the time and I thought for 17-years-old Greg Richards did well in the front row.

“The last six games are all about us trying to play well weekly and get some consistency in our game. That is the key.”

James Roby came off in the first half and although the hooker will have a scan this week, Brown doesn’t expect it to be good news.

“He isn’t so flush I don’t think. He might have done the same injury he’s just come back from on the other foot. It certainly can’t be good as Robes doesn’t come off does he? We will wait and see though.”

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