St Helens coach Paul Wellens is hoping his facet’s World Club Challenge victory over the Panthers will see a number of Super League stars keep in England’s high flight.
The English champions secured a 13-12 golden level victory over the back-to-back NRL premiers on Saturday evening, courtesy of a 82nd minute Lewis Dodd discipline aim.
Australian golf equipment are at all times looking out for potential stars and lots of English gamers, together with Josh Hodgson and John Bateman, have made profitable strikes to the NRL.
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St Helens fullback Jack Welsby has reportedly caught the attention of NRL coaches, however Wellens believes their big win at BlueBet Stadium might persuade them to stay in England.
“I consider it a privilege that clubs on this side of the world would like to take our players, because that means we’re doing something right,” Wellens informed the AAP.
“But at the same time we have to create an environment where players want to stay and be a part of it.
“I don’t know the individual ambitions of every single player within our squad, but I do know to a man they are all extremely happy pulling on a Saints jersey and coming over to Australia and performing like they did.”
Wellens additionally made it clear he desires attitudes in direction of the Super League to vary after his facet beat one of many NRL’s most dominant groups.
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Australia’s competitors is usually thought of the perfect on this planet, nonetheless Wellens desires to “change opinions”.
“We haven’t won Super League with ease over the last four years.,” Wellens mentioned.
“I hope people realise that the Super League is a strong competition. Although it’s not at the level of the NRL on a consistent basis, it’s not doing a lot wrong.
“We’re a strong competition in our own right, and we’re trying to get better and improve.
“I hope this performance can be a catalyst for change, and a catalyst for improvement in rugby league on our side of the world.”
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