SAINTS coach Paul Wellens was pleased with several aspects of his side's nine-try romp in the capital, beating London Broncos 52-6.

He covered the contribution of Daryl Clark, how Moses Mbye is excelling in the halves, Saints support play and how young Noah Stephens is establishing himself in the team.

MC: You must be pleased with some aspects your close-quarter passing and support play?

PW: Yes, excellent. We're doing a really good job of that. Laurent (Frayssinous) has been hammering that message over with the team for a good number of weeks now to really support each other.

And when you got skillful players, particularly through the middle with guys like James Bell, and Agnatius Paasi returning, who's got an off load, Sione Mata’utia and Curtis Sironen on the edges who can punch holes in the defensive line and get their arms free.

And it's important you are getting on the ball. It's important that you are looking for support players. So it's an area which challenging the team to improve on. And we're doing that but we need to get better as well.

MC: It has taken Daryl Clark 14 games to get his own Terrace song. The crowd were really lapping it up today. How do you assess what he's contributed to Saints so far in this half of the season?

PW: I think he's contributed what we expected him to. He obviously a very experienced player and knows Super League and been around the game a long time, but he has still got that sharpness out of dummy half.

He's a fantastic support player and obviously three tries in seven minutes is evidence of that.

So it's great to see him get his rewards.

What I have always said with Daryl is when he goes out onto the field and he commits to doing the tough stuff, when he commits to his defensive work, then the attacking side of things takes care of itself.

MC: With Moses Mbye this is quite an audition for the (soon to be vacant) half back role. He's not a makeshift half, is he? He's showing what he can do in that position.

PW: He's had a lot of a lot of experience playing in that position in the NRL.

When we brought him to the club it was not to be a support act for James Roby and then Daryl Clark. It was very much with the idea that he can play in a number of positions and we were going to need him to.

I mentioned this earlier on in the year when in pre-season he did a fair bit there and did a brilliant job.

Whenever we feel we need to move Moses into the halves there is no hesitation on my part to put him in there.

And again he showed his quality as a player and what he is as well, something people won’t notice away from the environment, is that he’s a fantastic leader.

He uses his experience and the way he communicates to the group is excellent as well. He has certainly added a lot to us.

MC That was a superb away following, how does it feel playing in front of that and how important was it for you just to stick to playing a match rather than playing to a feel good atmosphere?

PW: I kept challenging the team to keep playing it simple, because we actually play our best rugby when we keep it simple because off the back of that you maybe get offloads, you get some second phase play and some of the tries we scored came off the back of that type of play.

I didn't want us to get carried away and start going Harlem Globetrotter because that does not help us.

But I was really pleased with the fact that we were able to score some points in front of our fantastic away following in that second-half, but we scored the points in the right way.

MC: You're halfway through the season now, top of the league and well placed?

PW: We are well-placed and we feel good. Like I mentioned in the last few weeks we've benefited from the breaks although we would have much preferred to not have had those breaks and be playing in the finals.

We have got to take that for what it is now.

The squad health isn't the best at the moment with the number of players we do have injured, but I am immensely proud of the way that the playing group has pulled together through those periods of adversity, which we still find ourselves in.

We're going to have to do that next week and then maybe again for a few more weeks after that until we get some numbers back.

But what I would also say is that you know the players that are doing the job now are really putting their hand up to stay in the team, so off the back of this little bit of adversity, the squad suddenly off the back of it looks a lot deeper.

Noah Stephens as an example, has come in and done a tremendous job and all of a sudden he is fighting hard to keep his spot in the team, like a lot of the other guys are as well.

MC: And you are squeezing more minutes out of Agnatius Paasi today, is that because you had a lot of the ball or was it always the plan to give him that extended run?

PW: We planned to give him more minutes but it helps in the fact that there was a stop-start with the tries we scored in the game. So it was almost a perfect game for Agnatius to get exposed to more game time, but also get those little periods of breaks in there as well.

He blowing in the game, which we knew he would be, but I think you're see in his contribution, his physicality in defence, the way he carries the ball.

He is going to be an important player for us moving forward. We don't expect him to be perfect or anywhere near his best at this moment in time but what he contributed today showed he is going to be a handful for us.