James Roby is set to break a St Helens club record for number of appearances today.
The Saints skipper already holds the record for the most Super League appearances and is a two time Harry Sunderland Award winner, a Man of Steel award winner and a six time Super League Champion.
There have been suggestions that Roby is the best ever and now Alan Hunt, former St Helens, Warrington Wolves & Great Britain international, has had his say claiming Roby just shades it over Leeds Rhinos legend Kevin Sinfield whose appearance record Roby surpassed.
“When you’re part of this big clubs, St Helens, Wigan, Warrington and Hull and so on, they all have such a rich tradition and each set of supporters thinks that theirs is the most important and rightly so because it’s their club,” Hunt said of Roby on BBC Radio Merseyside.
“But we’re talking a huge club in St Helens, the biggest in the Super League era and they had a wonderful history before the summer era with players like Kel.
“There was some world greats that have graced Knowlesly Road and now the Totally Wicked Stadium because James Roby, in my opinion, is the greatest summer era player.
“He just shades Kevin Sinfield for me.”