Jack Welsby gives interesting response when asked about NRL offers

Since his sensational displays down under against St George Illawarra Dragons and particularly against the Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge, there is plenty of interest in the fullback from the NRL.

However, when asked on Channel 4 if there have been any contract offers, Welsby gave an interesting answer as if ignoring any interest from the clubs down under.

This can only be a good sign for St Helens fans.

He said: “Oh no, I kept my nose down. By the time I got home, I was ready to play.”

As he avoided this question, Alex Walmsley was happy to emphasis how proud he was with the win: “Really proud today, I think there was an expectation that we wouldn’t be at it today so we wanted to lay down a marker. It is a new competition and we want to win it.

“They came to play, it wasn’t easy, it was always going to be a tough challenge. It was about backing up from last week.

“We have a target on our back, that has been the same for the last few years. Nothing new to us.”

Meanwhile, coach Paul Wellens gave an interesting assessment of the performance:

“In some ways this victory was equally important as last week to set a standard around 2023.

“It was always going to be a challenge, you have to recognise the situation you’re in.

“We had to recover and get up for a game and they are great at getting up for a game in an imperfect situation and they did that today.

“The message was to calm down a bit, we were a little impatient. We tried to win the game too early. When we are at our best we are patient and we lost our way with that.”

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