MATT Davis says the St Helens pack "didn't seem to want it" after he helped The Wire stun the defending Super League champions last night.

With the former London Bronco making his first appearance of the season off the bench, Steve Price's men stormed to a 19-0 victory in a relentless display at The Halliwell Jones Stadium.

Both sides were missing key players from their pack – The Wire were without Chris Hill and Jack Hughes while Saints, already without James Roby and Morgan Knowles, lost Alex Walmsley in the warm-up.

However, Davis says that cannot detract from a display from the Wire pack that he felt was akin to last year's Challenge Cup Final.

"We knew what we could do if we took it to the Saints pack. It really set a platform for us," he said.

"We did it in the Challenge Cup Final and we did it here.

"I don’t want to say too much but if we take it to them, they don’t really want it.

"They shy off and that’s what happened. They didn’t really want to carry the ball at us.

"We know we can do a job on any team if we’re there mentally.

"The fans were unreal – you could hear them from the word go.

"It was great to be back out there at the HJ with the boys and we put in a really good performance.

"We were both missing a few, but it’s always good to nil a team and you can’t take that away from us."