Sia staying focussed after victory

Sia Soliola
Sia Soliola

Saints star Sia Soliola has hailed the impact of new signings Luke Walsh and Kyle Amor but says coach Nathan Brown is keeping the players’ feet firmly on the ground following their sensational start to the season.

After routing rivals Warrington in their opening game and getting the better of Hull at Langtree Park, Saints stunned Salford 38-0 in round three.

Soliola said: “It was awesome. We didn’t expect it to be a scoreline like that. Everything just bounced our way.”

The Samoa skipper added that the influence of scrum-half Walsh and prop Amor had already made quite a difference.

“They’ve been immense for us,” he said.

“Walshy’s just given us something that was missing in the last couple of years - probably since Sean Long left. He’s in a class of his own.

“We lacked someone to direct us around and we probably needed some more power up front. A lot has come from the pack we’ve got now.”

Saints still have man-mountain prop Mose Masoe waiting to make his eagerly-awaited debut and Soliola says hopes are high that the World Cup star will be fit to play in the next two weeks.

Soliola, who played alongside Masoe in the World Cup, said: “Fingers crossed he will be fit for the Hull KR game or the week after that.

“He’s a good character - such a positive guy to have around the team.

“We can’t just turn up and expect things to happen though. We want to get better and Browny is keeping us grounded.

“We’re just taking it week by week.”