Salford Red Devils 4-26 St Helens

Thursday 28th February 2019
KO: 19:45 - Round: 4

4-26 FT

HT: 0 16

Official: B Thaler

Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Derrell Olpherts,

  • Goals

  • Drop Goals

  • St Helens

  • Tries
    Mark Percival, Jonny Lomax, James Roby 2, Regan Grace,

  • Goals
    Lachlan Coote 3,

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Evergreen hooker James Roby continued his remarkable start to the season with a brace of tries as St Helens maintained their 100 per cent start with a 26-4 win over Salford Red Devils to go top of the table.

The 33-year-old England international went into the fourth round of Betfred Super League with a two-point lead in the 2019 Steve Prescott Man of Steel race and was again at the heart of his side's efforts.

Last year's league leaders ran in five tries to one to quell the threat of the Red Devils, who themselves had the chance to take over at the top.

Salford, who have the smallest squad in Super League, were hit by a spate of injuries before kick-off.

Daniel Murray was drafted in at loose forward after George Griffin tore a hamstring in the warm-up and captain Lee Mossop succumbed to a foot injury after just six minutes.

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook said: "Salford started the season really well and they've got some dangerous attacking threats so we had to do a really good job on them and we did.

"For us to defend the way we did was fantastic. I thought this was our best performance so far. We were really good across our 17 players and to have the whole team play well really is pleasing as a coach.

"We controlled the game really well, I'm really happy with the team performance."

Salford coach Ian Watson said: "I've got to give credit to St Helens for how good defensively they were.

"We can learn lessons from a champion team. I'm really confident in my players' ability to learn.

"There was lots of effort and endeavour, something we can build on. We dug in against a really good team, most teams would have cracked before we did."

 

  • 76: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 75: TRY! scored for St Helens by James Roby
  • 57: TRY! scored for St Helens by Regan Grace
  • 53: TRY! scored for Salford by Derrell Olpherts
  • 40: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 39: TRY! scored for St Helens by James Roby
  • 32: TRY! scored for St Helens by Jonny Lomax
  • 20: GOAL! scored for St Helens by Lachlan Coote
  • 19: TRY! scored for St Helens by Mark Percival
  • Key Performers

    Mark Percival

    Metres: 157

    Ken Sio

    Metres: 156

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Red Devils 1
    Saints 5

    Goals:

    Red Devils 0
    Saints 3

    METRES:

    Red Devils 1147
    Saints 1530

    CARRIES:

    Red Devils 189
    Saints 196

    TACKLES:

    Red Devils 393
    Saints 420

    OFFLOADS:

    Red Devils 6
    Saints 4

    PENALTIES:

    Red Devils 4
    Saints 7

    BREAKS:

    Red Devils 2
    Saints 7

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Ken Sio 0 0 5 0 3 0 0 18 156 8.67 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0
    Derrell Olpherts 1 0 6 0 1 4 0 18 112 6.22 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jackson Hastings 0 0 17 3 2 2 3 13 105 8.08 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jansin Turgut 0 0 44 6 7 2 1 17 100 5.88 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Joshua Jones 0 0 31 5 0 0 0 17 98 5.76 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Kris Welham 0 0 22 3 8 1 2 15 81 5.40 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Daniel Murray 0 0 34 4 1 0 0 11 74 6.73 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Junior Sau 0 0 10 0 3 1 0 14 73 5.21 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Gil Dudson 0 0 39 7 2 0 0 9 60 6.67 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 38 7 0 0 0 10 58 5.80 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 30 10 2 0 0 9 57 6.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 27 4 1 0 0 9 52 5.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Niall Evalds 0 0 5 0 1 1 0 11 46 4.18 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Robert Lui 0 1 24 3 5 6 8 10 45 4.50 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Joey Lussick 0 0 35 5 2 0 2 3 15 5.00 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 21 2 2 1 0 4 8 2.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Lee Mossop 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 7 7.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Thomas Makinson 0 0 3 0 0 7 0 22 227 10.32 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Mark Percival 1 0 13 1 1 4 1 16 157 9.81 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Lachlan Coote 0 2 4 0 0 4 8 22 133 6.05 0 1 2 0 3 2 0 0
    Luke Thompson 0 0 30 6 2 5 0 13 130 10.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Zeb Taia 0 0 32 7 6 1 0 15 121 8.07 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook 0 0 21 4 0 2 0 12 105 8.75 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
    Regan Grace 1 0 6 1 0 3 0 16 94 5.88 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Alex Walmsley 0 0 21 7 0 2 0 10 87 8.70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    James Roby 2 0 50 8 0 1 0 12 82 6.83 1 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Theo Fages 0 2 36 7 1 2 4 8 66 8.25 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Morgan Knowles 0 0 38 13 1 2 0 8 65 8.13 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Jonathan Lomax 1 0 25 5 1 5 1 12 63 5.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Dominique Peyroux 0 0 40 10 1 2 1 7 51 7.29 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
    Kyle Amor 0 0 18 5 0 0 0 6 50 8.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joseph Paulo 0 0 29 2 1 0 0 6 44 7.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Costello 0 0 32 7 1 0 1 8 39 4.88 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Matthew Lees 0 0 22 5 3 0 0 3 16 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties