Holbrook Pleased As Saints Win Again

Justin Holbrook was once again proud of the way his players stayed in the contest as they beat Huddersfield 26-12.

It was Saints’ third win of the season and continued their good start to the new campaign.

“I am really proud of the boys to get a win here tonight,” he said. “It is a tough place to play and Huddersfield make it hard for you.

“They tested us early and it felt like for 20 minutes they had the ball on our line. We kept them out and that is why I am proud of the boys.

“With the ball we tried to force our hand a bit and perhaps because of the lack of possession we tried to score points every time we had it. Huddersfield made it hard for us to do that and in the second half we defended well, then scored a couple and then struggled again.

“But to defend the way we did in the first half and to go in ahead I couldn’t be happier because of the lack of ball. It was a good win.

“I thought Luke Thompson went well for us. He kept turning up for carries whilst Zeb Taia and Dom Peyroux played well too. They both played big minutes.”

He continued: “It is hard for both sides to have a week off so early in the season and I think it showed a little. It is hard to get in a routine when that happens. Every game is different though.

“In round one we were outstanding in attack. Round two was more defence and tonight was probably a mixture of the two. We had to come up with some tries when we needed to. Every game is different but it is important to win them.

“We have started well and we want to continue to do that as well as keep getting better as a side.”

Saints are next in action on Friday March 2 as they host Salford Red Devils.

Tickets for that game are on sale from the Ticket Office, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.

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