Sam Walters reveals thought process behind key moment in win over St Helens

Last night Sam Walters was at the centre of some key moments as Leeds Rhinos defeated St Helens.

Walters created a vital try that gave Leeds a route back into the game.

His offload saw Cameron Smith cross to make it 24-18 as Leeds battled back into the game.

He was then involved in a key moment when he hit Matty Lees with a big tackle. Many felt, including Sky Sports pundit Jon Wilkin, that it was a shoulder challenge however it was deemed by Chris Kendall not to be so Jack Welsby was penalised for rushing in.

After the game, Walters spoke to the Rhinos’ YouTube channel about the game: “Yeah, I think Tommy Holroyd and Zane Tetevano set a good platform for us so it gave me a good chance.

“I played the game on adrenaline a bit, tried to take it to them as much as a could.”

He was disappointed to be taken off after the tackle on Lees:

“It was the circumstances of the game, it was on the line and I wanted to be involved in the big play but I will take coming off to win the game.”

Walters then shed light on one of the key moments he was involved in – the try assist:

“It was just instinct really, it wasn’t planned using the freedom Rohan has given me in my game this year.”

With Leeds still having players to return, Walters is backing them for a big season:

“We have good depth this year, we have Harry and Mik and Bentley to come back. We’re going to be flying. We have a good squad and we need to kick on now.”

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