SAINTS boss Justin Holbrook felt the win over the Salford was his side's best win of 2019 so far.

First half tries from Mark Percival, Jonny Lomax and James Roby had put the Saints in the driving seat in the first half.

And that was backed up with some rock solid defence, with Salford's only try coming from a kick.

Regan Grace and a second from the outstanding skipper James Roby ensured Saints maintained their 100 per cent record.

Holbrook said: “I was very happy with tonight’s game, Salford have started the season really well and have some dangerous attacking threats in their team.

"Salford's halves and full-back have been playing fantastic, so we had to do a really good job on them, and I think we did that in tonight’s win.

"One of the big highlights for me was our defence again, to only concede one try against a good team who are in form is fantastic.

"I am really happy to win the first four but I thought tonight was our best performance of the season so far.

"Across the full 17 everyone contributed in every facet of the game, on a bit of a tricky night.

"To have the whole team play well is so pleasing as a coach .

Once again James Roby, who is likely to have added to his lead at the head of the Steve Prescott Man of Steel voting, was excellent.

Holbrook said: “It was fantastic wasn’t it, it sums it up that late in the game he is the player down there after an 80m break is Robes.

"It just adds to the legend status and that is deserved.”

Fages appears to be growing into his role at scrum half - and was key to setting up the second try with a fine pass at the line for Lomax to score.

The half-back combination, with Lachlan Coote chiming in too, earned Holbrook's praise.

“We have started the year well, and again tonight we controlled the game quite well again on a difficult night.

"Theo is doing a great job for us - he is a tough little competitor and he is enjoying the opportunity and taking it with both hands," he said..