England Rugby Union star is ‘desperate to play Rugby League’

Martin Gleeson is a former Super League Champion scoring one of the Grand Final’s greatest ever tries.

He is a former St Helens, Wigan Warriors and Hull FC star but has most recently worked for England rugby union before a shake up saw him move on and he recently helped former teammate Sean Long at Featherstone Rovers.

Now though he has said that England rugby union prop Ellis Genge who has made over 40 England appearances is keen to play rugby league and nearly trained with Wigan Warriors recently.

On the Out of your League podcast, Gleeson said:

“Ellis Genge is a good lad. He loves his league. He is one of few forwards that I’ve seen who loves his rugby league.

“He wants to play. I was speaking to Jon Clarke and he was actually meant to go up to Wigan for a couple of days and train with them.

“He loves it, he is desperate to play it.”

He also spoke about the likelihood of Owen Farrell making the switch:

“Faz (Owen Farrell) loves his league too. When the Rugby League World Cup was on in the Autumn most of the England Rugby Union lads were upstairs watching the Rugby League while they were in camp.

“Billy Vunipola and Manu Tuilagi love it. Marcus Smith as well. But Faz absolutely loves league. He really does love it.

“I asked him if he would play for Wigan, and I think he would, but I’m just trying to think of where he would play and I think he would be a ball-playing thirteen.”

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