Holbrook disappointed by Broncos defeat

St Helens head coach Justin Holbrook has spoken of his disappointment after his table-toppers fell to bottom-of-the-table London Broncos.

The Saints forced the game into golden point with a late try but were unable to convert that into two points thanks to Morgan Smith’s field goal for the home side.

“We wanted to win,” Holbrook said.

“I’m disappointed, I am not trying to make light of it. We were just way too far off with the details and we looked completely lost when we had the ball and that’s unlike us today.

“We weren’t the better side. If we’d have won, it would’ve been pure guts from a side that never gives in. That was really the only way we could’ve come away with that win because we really didn’t play well.”

Holbrook also said that resting five players was a risk that backfired on him but was also quick to praise London.

“We rested some over Easter and had some good wins, but today we didn’t get it to go our way. To rest five players is always a bit risky and we fell just short today.

“The amount of things we did wrong, we could’ve really struggled, but we got it to golden point, so the effort was fantastic from a lot of players.

“Credit to them (London) we know how hard a team they are and they showed it today. They were unlucky at the Magic Weekend. They are a hard-working team and it is good that they are in Super League and they had a good win today.”