Brown: Work In Progress

NATHAN Brown was understandably pleased with another two points on the First Utility Super League ladder but insists Saints are still a work in progress.

Six tries, seven kicks through goal, 38 points and a big zero in the points against column sent them top of Super League as they defeated Salford.

“We’re happy with the result,” he said. “The first thing the forwards said when they came in at the end of the game was ‘Browny don’t look at the score and think that was easy’. It was a tough game.

“At 12-0 it looked like it was going to plan, but Salford dug in and we had to work hard to get the score we did.

“We had some really nice tries but in the first half we did all the hard work and just needed to throw the pass for one or two. We are a work in progress, the boys are working hard for each other but to catch up with other teams we need to keep our feet on the ground, work hard and improve.

“Our defence seems to be improving. It’s not perfect but it’s really pleasing when things go wrong the guys cover each other’s backsides which is important.”

Saints scored six tries to take their season’s points tally to 110 after three games.

“We certainly aren’t boring,” Brown continued. “We don’t play five up and a kick. That’s the great thing about the English game – the ball gets used a lot. In the NRL they are sometimes scared to play footy, it’s about defence and completion rates. St helens have a style, Wigan and Leeds too – it’s a good side to the game over here.”

And to cap a fine night Saints came through injury free.

“We have plenty of sore boys in the dressing rooms but it looks like everyone has come through ok. Gary Wheeler missed the game with a caulk. He took a knock in training yesterday. It’s only a short term thing I’m sure.”

Saints are next in action when they host Hull KR on Friday March 7.

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