KC Pleased With Saints Win

KEIRON Cunningham was pleased with his charges as they came from behind to beat Hull KR at Langtree Park on Friday night.

Down 12-8 at half time, they staged a thrilling comeback to win 48-16.

“I reminded them at half time who we are as a club and what we stand for,” Keiron said of that turnaround. “We started like a nervous team, but that is understandable considering we have come off the back of three performances which were solid but didn’t bring any points.

“Hull KR came to play and they put us in some tough spots at times. But I said to the boys at half time that I knew there would be plenty of points as long as we could get the ball into the right areas.

“Jon Wilkin and Jordan Turner dictated the game in the second half and they were outstanding in that period. James Roby was phenomenal and Alex Walmsley led from the front. His first stint was outstanding and I thought Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook and Joe Greenwood did well too. There were lots of positives.

“Adam Swift finished his tries well. He has been through a sticky patch and we chatted in the week. The day after that conversation I thought he had his mojo back. Morgan Knowles showed the spirit we want at this club too.”

He continued: “We have been in a tough situation but this result has been coming for a bit. Tonight, we didn’t start great but I thought for the final 50-odd minutes we looked like a side who could go on and do some special things.

“I am really pleased for the players. They have been thought the mill a little so it’s all credit to them.

“We were rolling one sub at the end of the game. In the face of adversity these are your best wins, and we’ve had a lot of adversity in the last few weeks.

“It has been a tough month but we have come out of it with a little pride in the end in front of our home fans … and posted some points which can only help the egos.

“The fans have been great; we had a real good following last week at Catalans and I’m glad the team did a job in the second half for them.”

KC confirmed that Theo Fages has damaged his medial ligament in Perpignan and will miss the next few weeks as he recovers.

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