St Helens: Keiron Cunningham rules out 'panic' changes

Keiron Cunningham
Former Wales hooker Keiron Cunningham has been the head coach at St Helens since October

St Helens head coach Keiron Cunningham says he will keep faith with his team after their 39-0 defeat by South Sydney Rabbitohs in the World Club Challenge.

Cunningham's side return to Super League action on Friday when Castleford Tigers visit Langtree Park.

He told BBC Radio Merseyside: "I'm not going to panic and make rash decisions. We lost to the best side in the world.

"Just because of a one-off game, it would be quite foolish of me to try and make wholesale changes."

St Helens are currently top of the Super League table after winning their opening two fixtures and only conceding 13 points in the process.

By contrast, Castleford have narrowly lost their first two games.

"Castleford have brought in some good players. The longer the competition goes on, the better they will get," said Cunningham.

"There should be no excuse for us not to perform, especially coming off the back of a performance like that. I know I'd want to right things, quickly.

"Some people didn't perform as well as they should have done. They know that themselves. The middles have been absolutely outstanding for us previously this year."

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