It’s difficult enough getting to the top, but staying there often determines a true champion.
For St Helens boss Kristian Woolf, however, he is feeling no more pressure than he did before the start of last season.
“I haven’t felt any more at this stage. Pressure is always there, I knew when I came to St Helens that there is expectation to have success and we were good enough to do that last year,” Woolf stated
“And, in fulfilling that, that sort of pressure and expectation is there again this year.
“I certainly don’t feel any more or any less, but I knew there was an element of that when I came to the club.
Though the Tongan boss’ contract at St Helens finishes at the end of 2021, Woolf is not concerned about that just yet. He was, however, keen to stress just how much he is enjoying his time in Lancashire.
“Thats not something I’ve thought about yet, we haven’t even had a game at this stage.
“I will have to put some thought into that further down the line.
“What I will say though is I couldn’t be happier than to be at this club and be with this playing group and what we’ve got here.
“The reason this group had success before I arrived and it’s continued since I came here is that they’ve got an outstanding group of players that play to their potential regularly.
“That meant I could enjoy the group and enjoy the experience and that’s all you can ask for when you come to a great club.
“I’m really enjoying what I’m doing.”