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Konrad Hurrell says he’s living ‘rent free’ in Leeds Rhinos fans’ heads in response to new chant

St Helens Konrad Hurrell

Plenty of great rugby league players move from one major club to another with historic moves in the past being the likes of Sky Sports’ commentator Barrie McDermott moving from Wigan Warriors to Leeds Rhinos, whilst Paul Cooke crossing the city and moving from Hull FC to Hull KR will still sit badly with some fans.

In recent years there’s been plenty of these type of moves and one of those is Konrad Hurrell moving from Leeds Rhinos to St Helens with the Tongan powerhouse making the move ahead of the 2022 season.

Hurrell spent three years at Headingley with the Rhinos after moving from Gold Coast and during his time with Leeds he won the Challenge Cup in 2020.

During his time with Saints he has already won a Grand Final and a World Club Challenge and the clashes with Leeds since his move have been action packed.

Just this season the three games have been incredibly tight with the first two settled by just one point a piece and then Friday night’s game seeing Saints victorious by four points.

That first game of the season saw the Saints lose at the Totally Wicked with Hurrell being sent off for what was deemed a late hit on Ritchie Myler.

Hurrell was on the winning side in the next two meetings though and he’s now claimed that he’s “rent free” in the heads of Rhinos fans after they were seen singing and chanting bout the Tongan.

Hurrell had retweeted a video of Rhinos fans at the Totally Wicked where they were making a joke about the physical stature of the man they call Hurrell-caine.

In the attached video Rhinos fans sing: “Ten mean couldn’t carry Konrad,” before finishing with “one man and his forklift truck couldn’t carry Konrad”.

That elicited a response from Hurrell who joked: “I am loving this rent free. Keep it coming please. Need more than a forklift,” accompanied by plenty of laughing emojis.

Ultimately it is Hurrell who’s laughing given St Helens’ two victories to Leeds’ one and their superior league position.

The back-and-forth continued though with Hurrell replying to plenty of fans.

He was reminded of that day at Wembley in 2020 by one fan who then commented on his prop like body, to which Hurrell joked back.

Saints fans were also keen to highlight what a club legend Hurrell had become.

Another joked that Hurrell only came across the initial video by searching his own name, which granted a swift response from the big man.

Whether we see the chant again given Hurrell’s lack of caring for it is unknown but it’ll be interesting to see if it’s sung on the terraces on the off chance that the Rhinos can sneak into the playoffs and face St Helens at the Totally Wicked again.

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