Jul 24, 2015 at 8pm UK at ​Langtree Park
St HelensSt Helens
52-12
Hull KRHull Kingston Rovers
Greenwood (15', 68'), Burns (17'), Dawson (21'), Vea (25'), Quinlan (50'), Flanagan (58'), Swift (74', 80')
FT
Dixon (31'), Boudebza (34')

Keiron Cunningham hails Luke Walsh display in St Helens win

St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham claims that stand-in captain Luke Walsh gave one of his best performances for the club during their 52-12 thrashing of Hull KR.

St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham has heaped praise on Luke Walsh following the team's 52-12 thrashing of Hull Kingston Rovers.

The Saints moved to the top of the Super League table last night as they earned a convincing win at Langtree Park.

Half-back Walsh was given the captain's armband for the match in the absence of the injured Jon Wilkin, and Cunningham believes that the Australian put in one of his best displays for the club.

"Our halves controlled the game lovely and it was definitely one of Luke Walsh's best games since he pulled on a saints shirt," he told the club's official website. "I thought he had been building to something really nice over the last two previous weeks. We have been showing him footage, showing him he is going well but he is his own worst critic.

"We made him captain and he stood up and was counted. We asked him in the week if he would do it and he said it would be a privilege. He led the team wonderfully from the start."

Walsh joined St Helens from Penrith Panthers in 2014.

Jon Wilkin of St Helens during the Super League match between Warrington Wolves and St Helens at Etihad Stadium on May 18, 2014
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