Vea thrilled with short turnaround

Atelea Vea believes this week’s short turnaround is a massive advantage for St Helens.

Following a dismal display in their Challenge Cup defeat at the hands of Hull FC last week, Keiron Cunningham’s side have the chance to avenge that embarrassment when they take on Salford this Friday.

While their hopes of lifting a first Challenge Cup in eight years were emphatically banished on Sunday, Vea believes the five day turnaround works in their favour as they attempt to move on from their latest setback.

“The short turnaround is good as it means we can get back into the game,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“We can’t afford to take too long thinking about it. We have to restore some pride in the team. Personally, I want to get back out there and have another go.

“It’s a steep hill and you can quickly fall down it once you are in bad form. Once you get it and get a hold of it, it can put you in good place heading into the back end of the season.”


Despite an indifferent season so far, St Helens are just two points behind second-placed Catalans after picking up eight wins in their opening 13 Super League outings.