St Helens coach Justin Holbrook is hoping to take their good start to 2019 into Sunday’s Super League clash with Wakefield. Saints kicked off the new season with an impressive 22-12 home victory over defending champions Wigan Warriors last week and they will head to the Mobile Rocket Stadium in confident mood.
Holbrook was certainly pleased to start the campaign in a positive manner, although he insists they cannot afford any let ups this weekend. “It was great to get off to a winning start against Wigan,” Holbrook told reporters. “It was good to make everyone happy in the Town with a Derby win. “We want to back that up in Round 2 with another good performance against Wakefield.”
Wakefield’s start to the new season was far less positive as they were beaten on their travels 42-24 by newly promoted London Broncos, but Holbrook insists Trinity are a different proposition on their own patch. “It’s always a tough place to play, they are very strong at home,” the 43-year-old added. “They have a tough pack of forwards, some big, strong outside backs and a dangerous half-back partnership. They are a well-balanced, all-round team. “I wouldn’t read too much into the London game, it’s their first home game of 2019 and I’m sure they will be tough test for us.”