Phil Clarke compares Wigan Warriors star to James Roby

A lot has recently been made of James Roby.

The St Helens skipper led his side to the World Club Challenge last week helping further cement his legendary status and further suggesting that he is the GOAT of Super League especially as he calmed things down in Golden Point in the clash to help the Saints become World Champions down under.

However, as Roby is praised, Phil Clarke highlighted what he suggested was the Wigan Warriors equivalent in the shape of their skipper Liam Farrell.

On Farrell, Clarke said on Sky Sports: “Mr consistency, what James Roby does for St Helens, Liam Farrell tends to do for Wigan.”

This came as he praised the Warriors for their thumping win over Wakefield Trinity:

“You will see the speed and skill Wigan have. It looks like two teams that are playing in different competitions.

“Liam Marshall is having a lot of fun alongside Bevan French and Jai Field.

“The top teams want halfbacks who score tries and Wigan have that. They didn’t run enough last week but they have shown it this week.”

Meanwhile, Danny McGuire highlighted the mistake Wakefield made in the defeat:

“If you stand off Wigan and give them space and time, they really hurt you because they have players with pace and skill.

“I really like the things that Harry Smith is doing at seven, at halfback. He is a really good player and Liam Marshall is probably one of the better finishers in the competition at the minute.

“They looked like they had a point to prove this weekend after what happened last weekend.

“Jake Wardle and Toby King, they look like a different side. They have some really exciting outside backs.”

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