Paul Wellens questions why St Helens have to keep proving they are the greatest in Super League history

In 2023, history awaits St Helens.

They could go on to win a fifth consecutive Grand Final in 2023 which would extend their existing record.

Meanwhile, they have a chance to become the first English team to win the World Club Challenge down under this century.

When asked if this would cement this St Helens team as the greatest of all time, new boss Paul Wellens questioned why they continually have to prove themselves to be cemented as the best despite their record breaking dominance.

He said: “It is a strange one, this team it almost feels like every year they have to prove themselves in a different way as if winning four in a row isn’t enough to cement them as the best in Super League history.”

Nonetheless, he believes that is a good motivator for his side: “But that’s good and keeps us motivated and this is something different we can prove ourselves as a team and a club.

“It is a different challenge, it is one that we are confident that we can rise to it.”

In terms of using the World Club Challenge to prove themselves, Wellens is hoping that Penrith play their star players:

“I want them to play. We want to give the game the respect it deserves and play against those players who have helped win those titles.

“I don’t know them personally, but they seem very competitive and will want to play.”