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  • First Utility Super League
  • 14th Jun 2014
  • KO 18:00
  • Att: 7,276

First Utility Super League: Nathan Brown reflects on St Helens' defeat at Catalan

Last updated: 14th June 2014  

First Utility Super League: Nathan Brown reflects on St Helens' defeat at Catalan

Nathan Brown: St Helens coach refused to blame the heat

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Coach Nathan Brown refused to blame the severe heat for St Helens' 42-0 defeat to Catalan Dragons in Perpignan.

The French side ran in eight tries on a sweltering afternoon to forget for the Super League leaders.

Brown, however, refused to use the 30-degree celsius temperature to explain his team's poor showing.

He said: "We can't use that (the heat) as an excuse. Obviously at the end, we were out on our feet. We paid a fair price in the first half for our effort, our ball retention was poor and their defensive effort was good and we did a lot of work.

"At the end of the game, I thought we needed to be better with the effort levels. Even though we couldn't win the game, we needed to be better with the effort that we showed."

St Helen's miserable afternoon was compounded by an injury to full-back Jonny Lomax, who limped out of the game with 16 minutes remaining with what appeared to be a serious knee injury.

Brown added: "I thought we competed well in the first half, especially given how many turnovers we gave away.

Respect

"I give due respect to the team we played, they have got a lot of good players back and since they've all come back, they're playing very well, and they will win plenty of games here but parts of our effort definitely needed to be better at the end."

Catalan Dragons boss Laurent Frayssinous was understandably delighted with his side's performance.

He said: "To keep St Helens to nil, that means something. It means you have a good attitude, not only the attitude, but also delivering quality. It means that you have trust in your team-mates, in the game plan and in the principles in defence.

"I'm very happy with the defence and the game plan was executed pretty well."

Frayssinous added: "We've spoken about having 17 guys all on the same page, today we got that. I think that is one of the most complete performances since I have taken over the team.

"It could be that one, sometimes we like to get carried away. But there has been speculation over the past few weeks about the future for me, and I think that is a good answer and a good reply to all the critics.

"That is not important for me, yes it keeps them quiet for a week or so but I'm focussed on my job and how I can improve the club and how I can help improve the players to keep improving."

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Super League Table

Super League Table - September 14 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 27 38
2 Wigan Warriors 27 37
3 Huddersfield Giants 27 37
4 Castleford Tigers 27 36
5 Warrington Wolves 27 35
6 Leeds Rhinos 27 32
7 Catalans Dragons 27 29
8 Widnes Vikings 27 27
9 Hull K R 27 23
10 Salford Red Devils 27 23
11 Hull FC 27 22
12 Wakefield Wildcats 27 21
13 Bradford Bulls * 27 10
14 London Broncos 27 2
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Friday 3rd October
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Huddersfield 16 - 18 Catalans Dragons
Thursday 25th September
Castleford 14 - 30 Warrington
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Leeds 20 - 24 Catalans Dragons
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