Brown Rapped With Effort

NATHAN Brown said he was “rapped” with the effort after Saints beat Wakefield 40-16 last night.

His side ran in seven tries as they began life under a new attacking structure to remain top of the table.

“I thought the boys did a super job,” he said. “We’ve had a break, changed positions and moved people around to give us the best shot of the personnel we have and I thought we were super.

“We lost Roby and Wheeler for half a game and we coped well. Wakefield have had some big scalps in the last few weeks too. There’s nothing but positive news from the game.

“We started with four ‘props’ because we have changed the way we play. I always thought LMS (Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook) was a right sided back rower anyway who never really had the opportunity to play there. I think it suits him.

“Shannon McDonnell came in and did well and I thought Jordan Turner was sensational. He controlled the game for us brilliantly. “

Brown said that James Roby had a nasty gash in his leg and was “superb” when he came back on whilst Gary Wheeler hurt his groin.

“I thought Gary’s start to the game was terrific; he pushed through the pain barrier when Robes was off,” Brown added. “Flash (Mark Flanagan) played second row, at 9 and 6 and his contribution to the team was excellent.”

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