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Great Britain legend admits he urges Super League’s best talent to go to the NRL

There’s a lot of talk at the minute about the best thing for exciting British players and whether they need to stay in Super League or go to the NRL.

George Williams signed a long term deal to stay at Warrington Wolves whilst speculation surrounds Lewis Dodd and Jack Welsby of St Helens.

Now though on the Out of your League podcast, former Super League and NRL star Adrian Morley had admitted he urges English players to go down under:

“I mentioned the monetary factor when I went over, now there’s a lot more temptation with the lifestyle, how good the game is and there’s a lot of money in the game.

“It’s not just player wages but the way they market it. Every kid plays rugby league in Australia, if you’re no good at rugby league that’s when you try other sports, England don’t have that.

“If a lad can go to Australia and get paid two or three times what he can get paid in the UK, the suns out every day and there’s a beach at the end of your street then why wouldn’t you go and try your luck in the NRL?

“I think Super League and rugby league in general have got a job on their hands trying to keep the young British talent from going over.

“I’ll be honest, when I speak to young British lads I say ‘you get yourself over, it’s a fantastic experience’.

“The amount of times I’ve played for Great Britain or the Aussies and we’ve been in a match with them for 70 or 75 minutes and then they get us in the last five minutes, that’s because they’re playing in the NRL and every game is intense for the full 80 minutes.”

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