SAINTS coach Kristian Woolf says the both the team and the player have moved on from Sione Mata’utia’s disappointing Wembley suspension.

Mata’utia was banned for a game for a tackle committed in the Wakefield match, which Woolf described as a shame – but will present an opportunity for another player to make his mark.

It will have made selection slightly easier, Woolf did say it did mean other selections to make.

Woolf said: “It is a real shame for Sione – what we have got to remember is while he hasn’t grown up in England and talk about the Challenge Cup, he has come over for opportunities like this.

“He has been at Newcastle for a long time and captained them as a young man which shows what sort of character he is and has been there for a lot of years where the club hasn’t been successful.

“This was probably his first major game to be a part of and one he was really looking forward to.

“I really feel sorry for him there. He would have loved to have been a part of it and he is a big part of why we have been able to have got to this occasion as well.

“At the end of the day we have got to move on and he certainly does as well.

“That gives someone else an opportunity to come in and put their mark on the game and that is what will happen.”