St Helens are in the unusual position of having lost as many games as they have won to start the season.
Of their first eight, they have won four and lost four.
The league looks a lot more competitive this season and that is something Paul Wellens is impressed with.
However, he has called for the sport to clean one area of the game up as he compared it to the NRL:
“I’ve got two schools of thought, in terms of competitiveness there’s an improvement. I do feel the game can be cleaned up a little bit in and around the ruck, it has an impact on the game on field when it’s messy,” he said on Saints TV.
“I do compare that to the NRL and do think that there’s is probably a little bit cleaner and I think the play the ball speed is an indicator of the that.
“Games are certainly competitive and when they’re competitive and close it makes for an exciting game, I think we clean the game up and it can only improve off the back of that.
“I think more so players and us as coaches can do that. What I see in the NRL is the teams are a lot more compliant in making for a clean sport and clean game, and we’re responsible for that as players and coaches.”