Cunningham believes current squad better than 2014 Champions

St Helens head coach Keiron Cunningham believes his current squad is better than the Saints team that were crowned champions in 2014. 

Cunningham’s side have lost two of their first three games of the 2016 season, including a sobering 38-12 defeat to Syndey Roosters in the World Club Series. 

Despite this, the 39 year-old has revealed the current crop of Saints is a step above sides that have played at Langtree Park in recent years.

“It’s stronger than the squad that won the trophy in 2014, a lot stronger – I’m more than convinced,” Cunningham told BBC Radio Merseyside.

“People look back and talk about the old Saints sides, you’re not going to see that side. Nowadays, if a St Helens side was around, when you’ve had Sean Long, Keiron Cunningham, Paul Sculthorpe, Paul Wellens, then you’d have a bunch of stocking fillers around them because of the salary cap.

“The value of those players now would be immense and you’d spend a lot of money to bring it in. We do our best within the remit of what we can do with the money that we have to spend.”

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