England and St Helens star Jack Welsby has labelled one of his Super League rivals as “the worst place ever.”
Welsby is now seen as the face of Super League and the St Helens fullback has appeared on former teammate James Graham’s podcast.
The fullback gave Graham a fairytale ending to his career scoring the famous match winning try to defeat Wigan Warriors.
Welsby appeared on Graham’s the Bye Round and labelled Castleford Tigers “the worst place ever.”
He said: “For anyone that doesn’t know, Cas is the worst place ever. There and Wakefield, I look at the fixture list and think ‘oh Christ, we’ve got to go Cas that day.’
“Or when it’s coming up, you know it is looming because it’s always tough when you go there. You can hear their fans because they are so close. It’s the only place you can really.”
Graham agreed with him, adding: “Their fans say some interesting things. I’d get ready to take the kick-off and some of the abuse, I didn’t know they knew my mum that well. Their fans are so close.”
Welsby meanwhile was full of praise for some of his Super League rivals, picking his best ever spine from former teammates:
“I’ll go Sam Tomkins, played with him at England. Speaks for himself pretty much, doesn’t he? Really good bloke and even better player.
“Six, I’ll go George Williams, captain at England now, my two former captains. Yeah, he’s outstanding, I love playing with George, he’s very similar to me in rugby senses as well as sort of, we see the game very similar, we just enjoy it, we don’t think about it too much and we work hard.
“Seven, I’ve got nailed on answer, but I think Lewis Dodd’s going to be outstanding. I’ve come up with him, and he’s an out and out seven. But I’m going go with Johnny Lomax at seven, I have to give Doddy a shout out because I know how good he’s going to be.
“I think it’d be rude to leave Johnny off. I think he can play one, six and seven and I don’t know which one he’s best at, so that’s a compliment to him, isn’t it?
“And then nine, James Roby. Best player I’ve ever seen, best player I’ve ever played with, and one of the best blokes I’ve ever played with as well.”
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