SAINTS captain James Roby marked his 400th appearance for the club in Friday’s emphatic win over Castleford with a characteristically industrious performance.

While Aussie superstar Ben Barba took the headlines, Roby made 40 tackles and was typically influential from dummy half as Saints turned in eight tries against the 2017 Grand Finalists.

Roby admits the camp has discussed ambitions for the year but is not placing too much emphasis on specific goals.

“We’ve had a little chat about it, we’ve not actually set any team goals as such,” said Roby.

“We know among ourselves what we’re capable of and whereabouts we should be heading. We are definitely going to aim to win every match and along with that get silverware.

“We haven’t set too much emphasis on we must do this or that, we’ll see where we go.

“I’d like to think we’re all aware of the way we finished last season and we were so close to that Grand Final.

“Hopefully we can play well continuously and it’s a long season and I suppose we need to have a good start by stringing a good run of wins together.”

Friday was a significant milestone for the 32-year-old former Blackbrook amateur who made his first-team debut in 2004.

“You don’t think about racking up that many games, you just want to play for Saints. I’ve been very lucky to have the career I have had in what is now my 15th season,” he said.

Having described being given the captaincy as the “pinnacle” of his career, Roby says he feels honoured to be included among the esteemed list of Saints skippers in the modern era.

He added: “I’m older now, I’m in a more comfortable position, and I’ve been here my whole career, I know the ins and outs of the club, and hopefully I can take little bits off each of those captains it has been a privilege to play under.”