Speaking this week St Helens skipper James Roby and Head Coach Paul Wellens previewed the World Club Challenged and highlighted one of the biggest moments in their careers as key to their preparation.
This was the last time a British team won down under when Great Britian defeated Australia in 2006.
Roby reflected on this moment: “I was kind of a really young lad, 20 at the time, I kept my head down and did what I was told.
“I didn’t realise how lucky I was doing that because it hasn’t been done since.
“I remember the celebrations after the game.”
As did Wellens as the two said it would be good experience to take down under to battle Penrith Panthers:
“Yes it’s good to have that going into the game. It was a standout moment in my career. We went into the game as heavy underdogs, no one gave us a chance.
“If you watch that game back now and some of the things that went on in that game, you look back and cringe and wonder how people got away with things and how the game has moved on.
“I really enjoyed it, it hasn’t been done since so you now realise the enormity of it.”