NATHAN Brown was pleased Saints came through their toughest test yet to remain top of the First Utility Super League table.
His side scored four second half tries to win 24-16.
“It was a different test for sure,” he said. “We had a lot of personnel out in key positions, a lot of people who hadn’t played this year and a lot of people in different positions too. From an attacking point of view we didn’t handle it too well. We were disjointed in the first half and that probably led to Reece Lynne’s length of the field try.
“Defensively though I thought we handled them reasonably well. They have a lot of threat about them.
“In the second half our attack improved enough for us to get enough points to win.”
Saints went into the match missing Luke Walsh at scrum half and lost Lance Hohaia in the warm up.
That saw a switch to 6 for Captain Paul Wellens – and Brown was happy with his performance.
“We came here and Lance was going to play then he was unable to,” Brown added. “Wello did a good job and really competed well. He would do that in any position for this club. Willie Manu had to come off at the back end of the game but once he was off the field and had some treatment his knock doesn’t seem to be anything bad.”
Saints are next in action this Friday when they host Leeds Rhinos.
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“It will be a tough game no doubt,” Brown added. “At the start of the season I thought Leeds were the team to beat and I haven’t seen anything that changes that. Warrington, Wigan and Huddersfield too; they are all hard teams to beat. Leeds have a great back line that entertain. It will be good game.”