Konrad Hurrell’s brutal honesty about move to St Helens after Leeds Rhinos exit

When Konrad Hurrell left Leeds Rhinos for St Helens, many people were surprised.

The Tongan centre was beloved at Leeds Rhinos and helped them to the Challenge Cup in 2020 but had a difficult 2021 season.

It was then a surprise to see the Champions move for him and some of their fans weren’t too pleased about it and Hurrell, being brutally honest, admitted that he was surprised by the fact they came in for him.

“When I signed with Saints 90 per cent of the fans were like ‘why the fuck have we signed this player?!” he said on the Sportsman.

“I didn’t think they would have wanted to sign me. The club took a massive gamble on me so I just shut my mouth, came in and trained hard.”

It’s safe to say it worked a treat however with Hurrell excelling at St Helens and helping Tommy Makinson to one of his best ever seasons in terms of tries scored.

He also crossed for a Grand Final try against former club Leeds at Old Trafford as Saints made it four in a row.

This was largely down to his existing relationship with then Saints boss and his international coach Kristian Woolf:

“I already had a relationship with Woolfy from Tonga and I always played my best for him. He knew my potential. He told me to work my ass off and get on their bench.

“Woolfy was the one who put me on track. I respect him and his family and what he has done for me. But he’s buggered off to the NRL now!“

You can read more from Hurrell here.

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