A SAINTS Select side ran out 38-26 winners against North Wales Crusaders on Sunday.

A strong line-up took to the field at the Queensway Stadium in Wrexham, featuring some first-teamers who were absent from Friday's Super League win over Castleford.

These included Scotland international prop Luke Douglas, scrumhalf Matty Smith and winger Adam Swift who crossed for a hat-trick against the League One outfit.

Saints took the lead when fullback Tom Nisbett shows good footwork to go over, Rob Fairclough converting.

Crusaders pulled it back to 6-4 through Adam Conroy before Swift, showed a clean pair of heels to go 70 metres to stretch Saints' lead with his first.

John Hutchings got Saints a third, with Fairclough converting from the touchline and Matty Smith crossed just before the break to give the visitors a 24-4 lead.

The hosts got the second half scoring underway three minutes after the restart following Kenneth Baker's one-on-one ball steal.

However, Swift extended the Saints lead to 30-10 after his second and then completed his hat-trick on the hour-mark.

The home side went over for two quick tries to pull the scoreline back to 34-20 before Ben Morris added Saints' seventh of the afternoon.

North Wales finished the scoring with a late try from Joseph Bate.

Saints: Thomas Nisbet; Adam Swift; Cameron Brown; Matthew Costello; John Hutchings; Matty Smith; Rob Fairclough; Luke Douglas; Aaron Smith; Liam Cooper; Chris Follin; Ben Morris; Josh Eaves

Substitutes: Callum Hazzard; Jorge Lewtas; Alex Eckley; Kian Horridge; Jack Welsby

North Wales: Tommy Johnson; Gavin Conroy; Alex Thompson; Kenny Baker; Dale Bloomfield; Steven Roper; Ryan Smith; Jonny Walker; Lee Hudson; Warren Thompson; Jack Houghton; Jordan Case; Ryan Millington

Substitutes: Aaron Moore; Joe Bate; Brad Brennan; Alex Davidson; Simon Atherton; Billy Sheen; Liam Hulme; Alex Trumper; Callan Beckett

Referee: M Griffiths

Attendance: 337