Mak: “There To Clear Up”

TOMMY Makinson has reacted humbly to his game changing tackle against Leeds last Thursday.

Down 6-4, the Rhinos’ Kallum Watkins had gone down the right hand side before putting in Liam Sutcliffe for what looked like a sure-fire try.

But out of nowhere Makinson, playing at fullback because Jonny Lomax was off the field with concussion, hauled down the Leeds’ man.

“It was a good tackle, but that is a fullback’s tackle,” he said. “I spoke to Wello (Paul Wellens) after the game and let’s be honest he’s made about 400 of those in this career. I was there to clear up and I suppose it did have an impact on the game.

“But the middles and the back rowers defended us so well throughout the game.

“We put those guys under pressure with some silly errors but they dug deep for us. This team is built on turning up for each other and I think you saw that on Thursday.

“Leeds threw everything at us and showed that they will be a good team this year. They have star quality across the board. Last season was a blip for them.

“Now it’s up to us to improve and move on.”

Saints’ next home game will see Wakefield Trinity come to the Totally Wicked Stadium on March 3.

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