Nathan Brown proud of St Helens comeback win at Leeds Rhinos

Leeds Rhinos v St Helens

Head coach Nathan Brown praised the fight and resolve of his St Helens team as they came from 16-0 down to win 30-22 at Leeds Rhinos on Monday.

Saints had suffered five straight losses before

Brown told BBC Radio Merseyside: "The way the guys hung in there showed there's plenty of spirit in the club.

"To beat Leeds at any time is good because they're a champion team, and to do it from 16-0 down is pleasing."

The victory took Saints back into the top eight of the table, although Brown's side did it the hard way, conceding three tries in the first 25 minutes.

"We weren't in the contest," admitted the former Huddersfield coach. "We made lots of errors and Leeds were far better physically.

"To fight back like we did and then hang in there when we were put under some pressure - we're really proud of what the guys have done."

He added: "It's something we've got to build on. It will be pointless doing what we did on Monday night and then coming out against Warrington [at the Magic Weekend on Saturday] and not playing well.

"Over this next four-week period, we'll get a good gauge of how we're going as a team."

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