Ex-Bradford and St Helens star Leon Pryce names the toughest three Super League players ever

Being tough is incredibly important in rugby league.

The physical and mental durability needed to make it in the sport is huge, but sometimes a player just comes along that has it all.

For former St Helens, Bradford Bulls and Hull FC halfback Leon Pryce, there are three of those such players who stand out.

“The three toughest are Brian McDermott, Jamie Peacock and Adrian Morley,” Pryce told the Catflap Chat podcast.

“Morley was an absolute beast, he was like an uncaged animal doing it on the big stage against the Aussies.

“He was the first proper English person to go out there in a while, so there was a target on his head and he didn’t care.

“He went there and absolutely destroyed them all – he was unbelievable.

“But, off the field, he was the most humble, down-to-earth bloke you could ever meet.”

As a player himself, Pryce won it all; from the Challenge Cup to the Grand Final, the former Bradford, St Helens, Hull FC and Catalans Dragons star scooped up both individual and team accolades galore.

The 40-year-old won a grand total of six Challenge Cups, six League Leaders’ Shields, three World Club Challenges and four Super League titles in a 19-year spell in the game.

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5 months ago

3 very tough men, my 4th would be Andy Farrell