Wello - Let’s get clinical

Paul Wellens
Paul Wellens
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PAUL Wellens wants St Helens to be more clinical - despite handing out a 30-0 drubbing to London Broncos.

The club captain insists they have to make the most of every scoring opportunity if they want to reach their seventh consecutive Grand Final.

“In the play-offs, there are fewer chances so you have to be clinical,” said Wellens.

“It’s something we’ll work on and it’s something we feel confident we can achieve. I think we made some really positive strides against London.”

Saints go into their final game of the regular season against champions Wigan with an unenviable record, having lost all three encounters with the auld enemy so far this season.

But they go into the game virtually guaranteed a fourth or third place spot.

That finishing spot means Mike Rush’s side could be just two victories away from another Grand Final appearance.

Wellens, meanwhile, has told of his surprise at learning he is within touching distance of Antony Sullivan’s record as the club’s sixth highest all-time try scorer.

“It came as a surprise when I saw where I was,” said Wellens.

“I had the pleasure of playing with ‘Sully’ and I think he’s one of the finest finishers to have played the game. To be amongst that type of company is fantastic.”