Your Saints top the table after a hard fought 36-24 win against a gutsy Hull KR. Justin Holbrook made 4 changes to the 17 who mauled Castleford Tigers – with James Roby missing out through injury, Mark Percival through illness and new fathers Alex Walmsley and Zeb Taia given leave – our congratulations to Zeb and Alex, and their other halves, we hope everyone is well.

Back to Friday and the changes, along with Theo Fages in-game injury, meant that Saints had to work for the 2 points against a Hull KR team who kept them honest. Your #SixWordMatchReport’s certainly echoed that.


First up wise words from Ian Ripley on Facebook

Never write the Saints off, ever


On Twitter @barryr27 said he

‘Had to listen on the radio’

there’s no problem with that! We’ll have links to Wish FM commentary on site before every game, and we can promise full biased commentary every time Dave is on!



Blinking hard work for 2 points – Helen Mercer

Made hard work of the game – Julie Kennedy

Solid performance given the enforced changes – Ian Overmire

Depth in squad tested, hard win – Peter Diggles

Naff officials. Tough robins. Better Saints. – Chris Green

A little too close for comfort – Lizzie Murphy

Tough win, but a win nonetheless – Johnny Wright

Won again even with unplanned changes – Phil Sephton

Two points is all that matters – Kevin Rice

Under strength Saints topped the Robins – Stefanie Crellin



Champs play poorly but still win – @bringbackbiffy

No Robes, Percival, Walmsley, Taia. No problem! – @MulXEdgeGJJ

Hard work Senior professionals won it – @artiekelie

A banana skin, but no slip – @mccormackmartin

Game changed when Theo went off – @britheblue1979

Not good enough but did enough – @gazcol1965

Down on players but never beaten – @dezb1966

Saints struggle but overcome resilient Rovers – @bold_ken

Great character to get the win – @jonesylfc7752

A tough game a good win – @bern64ky

Six tries, four changes, two points – @crypto_round2


At half time, and losing, Justin Holbrook’s changes were being questioned – but his young charges came through in the end and the future looks bright. All this alongside a timely reminder, we’re not far into the season & that refs are getting younger!


Young lads once again stand up – Karen Leyland

Holbrook’s faith repaid, Saints remain unbeaten – Chris Rich

A rotated team maintains perfect start – Lee Butler

Saints youngsters shine in latest win – Linda Pownall

Saints young guns contain the Robins – Andrew Daniels

Rotation and babies; Saints streak continues – Claire Walton

Babies and Niggles let youngsters prevail – Mark Maverick Dallas

Ref ”Grant” must have “student loan” – Marie Bullough

No go forward from dummy half – James Clare



Young guns step in and thrive – @kev298

Very impressed with the young lads – @bjh74blueyonder

Don’t panic it’s only March guys – @heato34

My fantasy team wrecked by Holbrook – @kav2216


Who was the #SixWordMatchReport stand out player….and Kieran Cooke reminds us of some grumblings he’d heard after the Wakefield game….

Man of the match is Cooooooooooooote – Paul Prescott

Coote knocks Robins of their perch – John Case

Yet another class show from Coote – @sthrlfc

Wakefield Away folk wanted Coote gone – @Kieran_Cooke

C o o o t e – @greenbaysaint


Phil Lowthian provides us with two poetic lines this week:

Eight from Eight as Saints rotate

Win for Saints, Robins not Bobbins


And finally @pcaswell63 on Twitter

Two for the price of one!

(Paul gives his thanks to @Saints1890 for putting on the U19 fixture – where possible this is a great idea to allow fans to see the stars of the future)

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