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Holbrook: Got The Result We Deserved

Justin Holbrook said his side chose the ‘right path’ in their performance over Widnes on Friday night.

Adam Swift grabbed a hat-trick as Saints beat the Vikings 36-6

“I am pleased with the team,” he said. “I know Widnes have been struggling but they have been competitive as we saw that last week. We could have been excused tonight for not being as dominant as we were but we didn’t want to go down that path.

“Our defence was fantastic, we scored some good tries and came close at other times as well. It’s all credit to the players, they had a choice tonight and they decided to rip in and we got the result we deserved.”

He continued: “We had to have a bit of a reshuffle due to injury but I thought the boys did a fantastic job. Adam Swift was fantastic; he was our best tonight and it was great to give him a game.

“He had couple of runs at Sheffield before we had a week off. I told him he could have a week off too but he wanted to play another game.

“When blokes make those decisions it is rewarding as a coach to put them in the first team and watch them play so well.”

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