Leeds Rhinos star gives verdict on St Helens’ World Club Challenge chances

It’s rare to see Super League clubs head down under to take on the best of the NRL.

St Helens have done so this year and beat St George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday and will battle Penrith Panthers in the World Club Challenge on Saturday.

The last team to go to Australia were the Leeds Rhinos in 2018 just three games into Richie Myler’s Leeds Rhinos’ career.

Speaking on Leeds’ YouTube channel, Myler opened up about the experience:

“It was a bit of a whirlwind, I had only just come into the Leeds squad. We had pre-season with them and then thrown into the limelight.

“Playing against a very strong Melbourne Storm side was very tough.

“We loved it, we loved the trip away. It was a great experience.

“I am very envious of St Helens, they have been the form team in Super League over the last four years.

“They deserve it and they will give it a good crack. It will be interesting to see what the score is.”

He believes the Saints will be giving it their absolute all based on what he saw against St George:

“I think they showed that last week, they meant business. It didn’t look like a friendly, it looked like a real competitive match. They took the two at two points. I think that shows the intent they went with.

“Whenever you play the Aussies, you want to win and they showed that.”

He is hoping that the Saints will be able to fly the flag for the Super League down under come Saturday:

“I think being over there in a different country and a different experience. The intensity of the game was like a play-off game. It was right up there. We were against the top team in our game and that’s what St Helens will be doing so hopefully they can fly the flag for Super League.

“We played a couple of games and then we went over, which is a bit different from St Helens. They will be focusing on that and will be wanting to be crowned Champions of the World.”

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