Brown: Great Turnaround

NATHAN Brown expressed his relief that half time came when it did after Saints beat Hull KR 38-18 on Friday.

He said the scoreline could have been much much worse had the break come later in the momentum shift that had the Robins on top.

But there was no ‘tea cup’ moment in the sheds.

“It was a peaceful half time really,” he said. “We led 12-0 and dropped a try with the line open, and then went into a similar mode to the Hull game.

“We kept dropping the ball and giving the opposition a lot of opportunity near our try-line. We came in 12-12 and I thought that was quite lucky considering how we had played.

“We were desperate for half time; they kept on coming and had us in trouble. They had the ball and the field position. I said in the week they would have forwards back from suspension and injury and their halves are confident. Where they sit on the table is not where they will finish.

“In the second half we knuckled down and they struggled to come with us.”

Saints hit four tries in ten minutes to blast away Hull and go top of the table.

“We had good field position, got some good kicks away and came up with some good plays. Big Alex Walmsley got his try and I thought the way we went about it was very good.

“The wingers are playing terrific and with Jonny Lomax at the back they are our most consistent players.”

Mose Masoe made his debut in the match too and Brown said he thought the big man did ok.

“Mose he has to play, that’s the key. He needs to play, train, play, train and play and it will take him six to eight weeks to get his game to where it was back home.

“He got introduced to Super League tonight and worked out it is tough and that will do him good. The Hull KR forwards definitely cued up on him and made it difficult. We certainly will see him improve.”

Saints are next in action when they host Catalan Dragons next Friday. Tickets are now on sale for the game from the Ticket Office at Langtree by calling 01744 455052 or by logging on here.

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