Super League: St Helens coach Nathan Brown revels in win over Warrington

Last Updated: 09/03/13 1:19pm

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Nathan Brown: not surprised by Saints' slow start to the season

Nathan Brown: not surprised by Saints' slow start to the season

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St Helens coach Nathan Brown hailed his side's best display of the season after their impressive 22-10 win at Warrington.

Brown said: "It was definitely our best performance so far. The opposition are a very good team led by a very experienced coach.

"To come here and beat them you need to play to a decent level and our start was pretty good.

"In the second half they fought back, as you would expect, and it was a tough game. They are tough players and to beat them is pleasing."

Wilkin - Defence was fantastic

Former Huddersfield boss Brown felt it was always going to take time for Saints to get into their stride this year. He added: "We have changed our halves so many times already through injury and people have got to understand the team is still learning.

"This St Helens team has got to get a different identity. It is not the St Helens team people saw for 15 years. It has got totally different personnel.

"This is a different team that has to learn and earn its own identity and play a style which suits this team. As we learn that the team will improve."

"It was definitely our best performance so far. The opposition are a very good team led by a very experienced coach."
Nathan Brown

Warrington coach Tony Smith admitted: "I don't know if we lost it but I think a lot of damage was done in the first 20 minutes. We made way too many errors - some forced, but some unforced.

"Saints were terrific in their defence and that rattled us at times instead of having some patience and sticking with it.

"After that I thought it was evenly matched throughout the game. It was a fantastic game but we had to try to catch up and we weren't quite good enough to do that."

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