WOW…I never saw that one coming..

Obviously I’m talking about Sunday’s result as our league leaders went down to bottom club London Broncos in the Capital.

Going off current form, I fully expected the team to be driving back up the M1 with the two points in the bag, but as I’ve said all year it’s never an easy game against London.

All credit to Danny Ward and his team they don’t lie down for anyone. Despite this being only their fifth win of the year they have shown some real resilience in their first season back in the Betfred Super League, and I think we all saw what this result meant to them after the game!

Yes, Justin rested five first-choice players but we certainly still had more than enough to quality to do the job.

It goes to show yet again with this great game that if you don’t perform, or turn up in the right frame of mind. you can get turned over…no matter who you are.

To add insult to injury skipper James Roby will be out for up to four weeks with an ongoing groin injury, after he opened the scoring and helped Saints to a 12-0 lead.

The Broncos however refused to give up and sealed the game with a golden point drop goal.

This defeat now shortens our lead at the top to four points over chasers Warrington, but the league’s title sponsors Betfred still have Saints as clear favourites to lift the trophy come October at 11/10, followed by the Wire at 7/4, both Catalans and Wigan at 12/1 and Castleford at 16/1.

So it’s on to Huddersfield this week, and hopefully a performance to put last week to bed. With no Robes it’s a great opportunity for someone to take over the reigns - and lead the team in a solid performance.

I’m sure Justin will have dissected the Broncos game and dealt with it accordingly with the players involved … but now all the focus will be positive and to get ‘back on the horse’ with a win against an in-form Giants.

I’m going for a big response and a Saints win by the 14pts (5/6 at Betfred).

Finally, can I wish my good mate Longy all the best in his immediate move over to rugby union to work with Harlequins.

I know this is something he has wanted to do, and sees this as an opportunity he can’t refuse. In doing that he brings down the curtain on 18 memorable years at the Saints as player and coach, and what a legacy he leaves!

He will always be an iconic figure at the club, a big character who always did it on the big stage. I’m sure everyone associated with the club wish him the best of luck.