Cunningham proud of World Club Series walkover

St Helens coach Keiron Cunningham says Wigan and Warrington have done Super League proud with their World Club Series victories.

Last weekend Wigan toppled Cronulla and Warrington defeated Brisbane.

Cunningham, who’s team played against Souths and the Roosters in the series in 2015 and 2016, paid credit to both clubs and their coaches.

“I was the first one on the phone to ‘Waney’, the same with Tony,” he said.

“I thought they both did our great game a fantastic service.

“We are all in it together, we all have our own little individual clans that we support every week but I think when it comes to stuff like [we’re together].”

Cunningham believes the two victories, which makes the ledger 6-2 since the competition started three years ago, couldn’t have come at a better time.

“A lot of bad stuff has been said about our game in the last year or so, and real derogatory stuff towards conditioners and coaches and some really bad stuff about people in quite high positions of power,” he said.

“Theres no happier person than me to see we look more skilful, fitter than they did.

“Credit to Tony and his team and ‘Waney’ and his team. They did a great job in pre-season and that’s without a Dubai camp and training every Monday.

“Those boys looked a lot more skilful and fitter than the NRL teams so I think they’ve done themselves proud.”


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