In Round 8, a much changed Saints side made hard going of it vs Hull KR, before finally coming through to win 36-24, and it was Lachlan Coote who scooped the honours securing a whopping 73.5% of the vote, with Luke Thompson a distant way back in second place on 10.5%. Kyle Amor sneaked in to third place to secure appoint.
In Round 9, Saints suffered their only defeat of the season away in Perpignan to the Catalans Dragons , but once again it was Lachlan Coote who was at the forefront of the Saints display, scooping 25.7% of the vote, narrowly edging out Alex Walmsley (18.6%) and Dom Peyroux (17.1%)
Back to winning ways in Round 10, as Saints demolished the Warrington Wolves in a game that laid down our title credentials, and Coote made it five Man of the march performances in a row as he picked up 37% of the vote, ahead of Jonny Lomax (21%) and Morgan Knowles (11%)
On Good Friday Round 11, it was once again Lachlan Coote picking up top spot and making it six from six with 41.4% of the vote, with Regan Grace on 17.9% and Luke Thompson on 16.7%
In Round 12 v Hull FC, Coote was finally knocked off his oerch, as a dominant Jonny Lomax performance sawhim take the award with 65.4% of the vote, Naqaima second with 19.5% and Coote on 4.4% in third place.
So what has that done to the overall standings?
Lachlan Coote has raced away to the top of the leaderboard, opening up a huge 21 point gap and proving already he is the reason! Could his lead prove unassailable even at this early stage?