St Helens coach Kristian Woolf was full of praise for Jonny Lomax after he guided his side to victory at Hull FC.
The Saints beat the Airlie Birds 32-18 at the KCOM Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with England international Lomax putting in a man of the match performance.
Woolf said: “I thought he did a good job. He was handling the ball well and getting the ball to the right places.
“He’s got plenty of things he can do better but he is always competing and doing things well.
“It was a good game of footy in the first half and I wasn’t disappointed with how we were playing. Defensively we were good. The one try was a little bit scrappy.
“Half-time was more about being patient and sticking with what we were doing well. We had patches where we were really good. We showed our potential in the first 20 minutes of the second half.”
St Helens take on Sydney Roosters in the World Club Challenge on Saturday, and he has full faith his players can take the title from their Australian counterparts.
He said: “Forget today, I’ve got 100% belief. We are right up for the challenge next week.
“They are the best team in the world and have been the best for last couple of seasons. It’s a terrific challenge for our players.”