SAINTS coach Paul Wellens was pleased with his side's efforts on both sides of the ball in the 28-0 victory at Huddersfield.

They were always in command after leading 12-0 at the break with tries from Matt Whitley and Sione Mata'utia.

Second half efforts from Jack Welsby, Jon Bennison and Morgan knowles added the icing on the cake.

Wellens said: "It was a very professional performance - obviously we had a pretty good win last week against London, but we knew that we had to make improvements and thought we made those tonight.

"There's lots to like about what we're doing at the moment, but it's still very early days.

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"We know we're going to have to continue to work hard, but this is never an easy place to come and get a result so to do it in the manner that we did is pleasing."

Wellens was happy that there was no one real standout performer and that it was a genuine collective effort.

"It is a sign that everybody's contributing, but everyone is contributing in their own way.

"It’s a sign of where the team is at the moment in that it is allowing other people to have opportunities, having a feeling that we don’t have to do too much.

"But certainly having your head in the game and being able to affect the game when it does come your way is important and I think everybody's doing that really well at the moment," he said.

Saints have long been dominant in the defensive department, but the attack is something that they have paid plenty of attention to in improving.

"We've worked hard on our attack throughout the course of pre-season, primarily because we needed to, but also because the game is changing as well.

"And being able to be a bit of a front foot team, particularly with having Daryl Clark there now, and Moses Mbye when he's fit, who like to get out at 9.

"Those opportunities present themselves more often than not, and we worked hard on our attacking the game throughout the course of preseason.

"Ultimately, we still pride ourselves on the defensive side of the game but what we had tonight was a real commitment to work hard for each other defensively.

"And a real discipline in the way we defended as well and I keep trying to hammer that point home with our players is that it was an area of improvement for us and the early signs are really good, but next week we'll face the same challenge."

Saints scored some dazzling tries, with plenty of good support play - with Bennison's and Welsby's being the pick.

Wellens said: "I was really pleased with our tries.

"Some of it was through a little bit of structured stuff, which we've worked on, but certainly the tries at the back end of the game where Daryl Clark is running across the line, he uses his own skill, his own vision to kick the ball for Jack Welsby or the break away try that Jon Bennison scores at the end.

"That's not something that we can really practise, that is down to the talent within the playing group to finish those opportunities."