SAINTS coach Kristian Woolf is relaxed about his team losing their recently won Super League top spot since the switch to percentages.

But he insists it is down to his own players to keep their final placing and play-off qualification in their own hands.

Having climbed to the summit following their win at Huddersfield, they were nudged down to second when the formatting changed on Wednesday morning with Catalans leapfrogging them.

The RFL and Super League have decided that given the possibility that all teams will not be able to complete their fixtures - due to the effects of Covid postponements - before the scheduled play-offs in November and have brought in a table determined by win ratio.

But Woolf's message to his players is to "carry on winning" and keep their destiny in their own hands.

He said: "We know the fixtures are going to be affected by Covid so we have to have some sort of system because we know teams are not going to play exactly the same number of games by the time we finish the season.

"I am supportive of thinking outside the box a little bit to try and come up with the fairest way possible. I don't know what a better alternative is.

"It may mean we no longer sit top at the moment, but at the end of the day if you win your games and keep doing so then it takes it out of anybody else's hands and that puts you in the finals.

"That is what we intend doing - put ourselves in the best position."