NATHAN Brown was pleased with Saints’ second half intensity as they picked up two points on the road at Salford City Reds.His side ran in nine tries to record a 52-10 victory and climb to seventh in the Super League table.“In the first half I thought we sort of did enough, but fair play to them,” he said. “They responded to a few of their own performances over recent weeks, and a week off, and Brian Noble would have wanted an improved showing. We did some decent stuff but there was a feeling that to do ok would be enough.“But we lifted the intensity in the second half and played good footy like we should do against a side that are in a situation like Salford are at the moment.“We have good players back in key positions and that made a difference. Our second half performance will help our confidence. We could have scored that many against Bradford as we created a lot, but our final pass stuck a little better tonight.”Paul Wellens played his 450th game for the Saints and scored a superb try – his 216th in the Red V – whilst Jordan Turner was also impressive with two four-pointers.“He plays on great committment and effort as well as awareness does Wello,” Brown added. “He has done well and adapted to his new role in the team too. Jordan has had a good year and has been in our top performers. It helps that the likes of Gaz O’Brien, Jonny Lomax and James Roby are getting him the ball.“When I first came off the plane Baloo (Paul Anderson at Huddersfield) told me about this kid at Salford and I’ve followed him. He is similar to Leroy Cudjoe; he has speed, is big, has great hands and makes his winger look good. He has worked hard on his defence and is continuing to improve. He is a fine young player.”Saints’ next Super League match is at Langtree Park on Friday June 28 when they take on Hull KR.Tickets are now on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or by logging on here.
Day 12 – Friday October 20Not to be deterred, we headed over to the world renowned and historic Sydney Cricket Ground for our panoramic team photo.These team photos are always a favourite for everyone and it is great privilege to still be allowed onto the turf as not many teams get the opportunity.Straight from the SCG it was off to Erskineville Oval, home of the junior rep teams of the South Sydney Rabbitohs and venue of Sunday’s game, for today’s training session.The focus was to recap some of the defensive techniques and sharpen up on set ruck plays. The session went well despite the blustery and wet conditions.The weather certainly was Wet ‘n’ Wild by the time we arrived at the famous water park. Several staff members declared themselves unavailable due to various injuries and illnesses, and soon after the lads got off the bus raring to go, much to their disappointment the conditions were declared too wild.The attraction was subsequently closed for “safety reasons”, or as we prefer to call it “soft Aussie syndrome”.We headed back to base for an afternoon of in-house entertainment and Shaun Ryan led the show with a trick that caught out a few.Tom Nisbet, Matty Foster and Reece Jackson were the winners at cards, grabbing one of the much sought after chocolate Tim Tam biscuits, and Kie Siyani proved to be the domino champion.A few of the boys – Sam Royle, Joe Sharratt, Sean Croston and Brandon Scully – took the opportunity to keep up to date with their school work and nearly all of the lads were able to complete their video review session with Derek Traynor, looking at the good and the bad from Wednesdays game.Another great evening meal at local steakhouse Rashays was to follow, before the first kangaroo court of the tour was completed.With every group having completing the early morning chore of making breakfast for everyone else, it’s now down to a court session to determine who has the duty tomorrow.In front of the Traynor/Kilshaw jury and judge Leonard were Tom Nisbet and Ryan Horne.Nisbet was charged with failing to clean up washing powder after tipping it onto the floor and Horne’s failure to keep his bedside living space tidy also had him in the dock.Both of the accused were found guilty and sentenced to unite to prepare breakfast in the morning.
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[dropcap]J[/dropcap]ust when you thought it was safe to get up from the sofa….. it’s not. The final part of Super Sunday’s Premier League action will be played out at Anfield as Liverpool host Southampton.It’s Jurgen Klopp’s first league home game – his first match at Anfield was earlier this week when Liverpool disappointingly couldn’t convert a half-time score of 1-1 to a win despite Rubin being down to 10 men.Liverpool are very much draw specialists this season. Incredibly seven of their last eight matches across all competitions have ended all-square. The only result that spoit that from being a perfect eight was their 3-2 win over Aston Villa (BREAKING NEWS: Tim Sherwood sacked today as Villa’s manager).Klopp has already proved one thing. He is no miracle worker and shaping this Liverpool side is going to take some time. From the Liverpool supporters point of view hopefully this will be slightly speedier than Brendan Rodger’s infamous ‘three year plan’.Southampton will be a tough challenge. They have won three of their last four games and in their last match earned a 2-2 draw with Leicester who are themselves in great form this season.Liverpool are again likely to be without Daniel Sturridge due to his ongoing knee injury but Klopp will be pleased to have the services of Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino after their recent absences.Southampton’s goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has overcome a back problem and Cedric Soares is also fit despite suffering a cut above his eye last weekend.Liverpool v SouthamptonPremier League16:15 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)Feb 2015 PREMIER Southampton 0-2 LiverpoolAug 2014 PREMIER Liverpool 2-1 SouthamptonMar 2014 PREMIER Southampton 0-3 LiverpoolSep 2013 PREMIER Liverpool 0-1 SouthamptonMar 2013 PREMIER Southampton 3-1 LiverpoolDec 2012 PREMIER Liverpool 1-0 SouthamptonJan 2005 PREMIERSHIP Southampton 2-0 LiverpoolDec 2004 PREMIERSHIP Liverpool 1-0 SouthamptonMar 2004 PREMIERSHIP Southampton 2-0 LiverpoolDec 2003 PREMIERSHIP Liverpool 1-2 SouthamptonDespite Liverpool winning the last three meetings I think Southampton have a great chance of reversing than and I’m more than happy to take the 14/5 with Star Sports.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-50 points)BACK SOUTHAMPTON for 12 points at around 14/5 with Star SportsRETURN SINCE START OF WORLD CUP: PROFIT 89.40 POINTSWhat’s your view? CALL STAR SPORTS 08000 521 321