Leeds win a welcome surprise

When I read about the number of players who were missing for Saints against Leeds last week I must admit I feared the worst. O ye of little faith!

It is clear that last season’s adversity has moved the entire squad forward to a different level - and the commitment in defence against Leeds was magnificent.

To see youngsters like Tommy Makinson, Greg Richards and Anthony Walker do the business in the absence of several established stars really does bode well for Saints this year.

Of course, there’s yet another big game to look forward to this week - with the Saints boys having to travel to Huddersfield in the Challenge Cup.

But who’s to say they can’t win that game too?

I certainly won’t be writing them off again in a hurry. And I could get used to this winning habit!

Rob Cooper

St Helens