In recent years we have seen plenty of stars from yesterday’s sons take to a Super League field.
Leon Pryce’s son Will Pryce burst onto the scene in 2021 with Huddersfield Giants after Jim Gannon’s son Morgan debuted for Leeds Rhinos.
As Leeds, they also have Kevin Sinfield’s son Jack, Jamie Field’s son Oli, and David Gibbons’ son Joe in the first team squad for 2023.
The next young man whose dad was once a Super League star we could see in Super League could be at Wigan Warriors in the shape of Lukas Mason, son of former St Helens and Huddersfield Giants star Keith Mason.
Proud like any dad, Keith Mason talked about Lukas’ progression with Serious About Rugby League revealing that Lukas could be in line for his first team debut next week for Wigan against Whitehaven.
“He’s going really well mate, he had an outstanding year last year in the last year of his scholarship. He then played for the academy at the back end but he was only 16,” Keith Mason said.
“He’s had a really good pre-season, he’s 6 foot 2 now, just under 15 stone. He can play anywhere in the pack, loose-forward because he has a nice pair of hands. He can play prop and he can also play centre because he has pace.
“But I believe he could be playing first team on the 22nd January against Whitehaven. That’s amazing because he’s only just turned 17.”
He also opened up on the relationship between the two and the role he has played in Lukas’ development: “To be honest, a few years ago Lucas came to live with me. He was a skinny kid back then, he was gangly, he was skinny and tall. He was always tough and he was always going to get his size when he got older.
“I had him for three and a half years, I did mentor him because I missed some time with him because of personal reasons so when I got him, he’s grown six inches upwards and put on four or five stone.
“The great thing about being a father is watching what your kids do, that’s the essence of life.
“I trained with him every day after school, we travelled every day to Wigan, I was with him. He would train and I would run half marathons around Wigan, down the Wigan canal.
“I was very hands on with him but I’m not a pushy parent. He’s my son first of all and I love him because he’s my son.
“Rugby side of things is something he’s always loved, he has progressed and he can go all the way, he can be a superstar.”