Brown: Match Reaction

NATHAN Brown pulled no punches as Saints lost 41-24 to Warrington at the Magic Weekend.

His side were completely overwhelmed as they missed the chance to go top of the Super League table.

Speaking after the game – and following Club Captain Paul Wellens’ comments live on Sky – he said:

“It was definitely disappointing as we had the chance to go top of the table and half-way through the year we would have seen that as a good achievement but we weren’t good enough today.

“I very well know why we were not good enough but I’m not making it public. I told the players at half time what I honestly thought we needed to do to beat Wigan, Leeds or Warrington in a big game.

“I don’t think it is coincidence Wigan have been dominating Saints for the past four years, let me say that. I know why it is, I have told the players.

“The players are a terrific bunch, they turn up for training ready to work hard every week and they do that. We have some talented players in amongst the group and some good hardworkers. We have a reasonably balanced side too but there is an area we need to improve in and the people that have won the trophies who are left at the club would agree with that.

“It wouldn’t have mattered [at half time] if we had come back and won the game. If we had scored the first try after half time and not thrown it on the ground, we may have won the game but it wouldn’t have addressed the issue that we need to address as a group – and that is staff and players.”

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