KC: Scoreline Didn’t Reflect

KEIRON Cunningham felt the scoreline didn’t reflect the overall performance in Friday night’s World Club Series clash with Sydney.

Saints went down 38-12 to the Roosters in Game One of the series.

“I thought we started good,” he said. “I was happy with the response from last week for sure.

“We got a bit of a tough call on the first try but you have to take the rough with the smooth.

“I was proud of my middles though, I thought they were outstanding. The difference in the game were the outside backs. We came up a little short in those areas as theirs were outstanding. They took every opportunity that came their way – but those tries came a little against the run of play.

“I thought Jackson Hastings was outstanding and the kid in the centre, if that was his debut then he will be an absolute superstar.

“Unfortunately the scoreline got blown out and for me it didn’t justify the game. It was closer than that.”

He continued: “I don’t think we fell short in the middle and our boys enjoyed challenging themselves there. But we let ourselves down in certain areas. But we have a lot to work with going forward.

“Dominique Peyroux was brilliant for us; he was a shining light amongst those kids. Luke Thompson was great and Andre Savelio was brilliant too. Alex Walmsley took some shots in the week and he stood up.

“We had some busted bodies out there tonight, some played with needles and I thought they did a great job for me.

“Travis Burns did a good job too. He did it at Penrith so I thought he would do a decent job.

“We crammed a lot of info into him and there was smoke coming out of his ears at times!

“He gives is a good option going forward.”

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