Paul Wellens explains why “totally dominant” St Helens lost to Leigh Leopards

For the second week in a row, St Helens were stunned as they were beaten this time by Leigh Leopards.

After the game last night, Paul Wellens provided his assessment of the defeat saying this his side are a “threatening side” and were “totally dominant” against Leigh as they were against Leeds Rhinos.

“At the start of the game I thought we were totally dominant, like last week,” Wellens said on Saints TV.

“But when you come to places like this you have to stay in control and but we didn’t, we put ourselves under pressure far too many times.

“When you do that at a place like this you bring the crowd into the game.

“They came with a blueprint and to their credit they played really well. They challenged us with the ball and they came with a determination on the way they wanted to defend.

“We didn’t expect them to do anything different because we watched them against Hull KR and we know they are a good team.”

He then stated that his side need to learn some lessons:

“But I thought we learned some lessons from last week but we still have a lot more to learn and we have got to improve moving forward.

“All the things we did well in the first half we went away from in the second. We looked disjointed and we weren’t on the same page a lot of the time.

“That’s something we as a coaching team need to look at quickly because we know when we are flowing we are a very threatening side.”

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