1. All good things come to an end, but it was the manner of Friday’s defeat that was disappointing, particularly as Leeds, missing half a dozen regular first teamers, did not produce anything that special to end Saints’ 100 per cent record.

Saints had chances to build a lead, particularly in the first half, when Ben Barba and Tommy Makinson both went close, but in the second half Leeds produced a hard-nosed performance to frustrate them and bring the game home.

2. Friday saw a lot of sloppy play, forced passes and looking for short cuts or deviations from the game-plan.

And it also seemed that, fired by the likes of streetwise old heads Carl Ablett, Brett Delaney and Jamie Jones-Buchanan, Leeds appeared hungrier to scrap for this win. I suppose that is why they are champions, as the terrace chant used to go.

It was a bad night and there are probably half a dozen players who probably didn’t relish the review afterwards.

But as Corporal Jones used to say, ‘Don’t panic!’ Everything that went wrong on Friday is fixable.

3. Justin Holbrook will have no doubt spent the last 48 hours cutting the tape of the game and highlighting areas of weakness. But I do wonder in there if there were not a few regrets at not taking the two points on offer – when the game was poised at 14-12 - was an error. I’d have even been tempted to slot a one-pointer with the last play of the first half.

4. As if Friday was not bad enough, it was compounded afterwards on the news of the seriousness of Alex Walmsley’s injury.

It is a huge blow. It is not just the impact Walmsley makes off the bench, but when he is not on the consternation he puts into the minds of the opposition knowing what they have to keep in reserve to deal with that imminent physical challenge.

It does leave Saints a prop light, and in the absence of any fantasy rugby type solutions or maybe a bit of swap-shopping, the short-term answer has to be in the remaining front rowers stepping it up.

5. I doubt Justin Holbrook will change much team-wise this week, apart from bringing Morgan Knowles back from suspension.

Saints do have scope to change things, should they not click back into place, but shepherd’s crooking players out of a team that was being tipped to win the lot last week is not the answer after one loss.

6. With Friday’s loss, at least pundits can stop comparing this side to the treble-winning 2006 side now, simply based on the Barba and Lyon connection.

This side has plenty going for it and will hopefully go on to make its own history, but it is still growing together after a rocky couple of seasons.

The 2006 invincibles were absolutely jam-packed with quality internationals from 1-17 and was very much the side that the coach Daniel Anderson had been able to build.

Sides like that don’t come around often.