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Smith excited about seeing “one of the best” in action in Warrington fixture

Hull Kingston Rovers’ head coach Tony Smith is excited by Greg Inglis’ possible debut this weekend in the Betfred Super League.

The Robins travel to the Halliwell Jones Stadium this Saturday to face the Warrington Wolves, with Inglis reportedly set for his first appearance back after retiring.

Inglis, having bagged a list of achievements down under, particularly three NRL Grand Final wins, is set for a new venture in the English game, after having nearly two years out.

Looking ahead at the challenge, Smith said, “I am excited about Greg Inglis on Saturday. I do not know if I have ever seen a better player than when he was in his best form.

“He is certainly one of the best I have ever seen and I have seen some good ones as at the age of 54 – you get to witness a fair few over the years.

“He is up there in my top three or four at least. I still am excited but no so much that I hope he plays well this week, I am not that excited.

“After this week, I hope he does some of the magic that he is able to do and contribute to Super League in that respect.”

With wins already over Huddersfield and Leeds, another this Saturday would make it a hat-trick for Smith against all of his former Super League clubs.

Smith took time to reflect on what will be a tough test this weekend against Warrington, who he noted have showed good form themselves in the last few weeks but remains excited by the challenge for his players.

He said, “I think Warrington have been improving. They were really strong last week as it is not an easy day out to go to Catalans and get the job done and they did it fairly convincingly.

“They took their opportunities well and it is a difficult place to go and win and they had a tough match with FC the week before.

“They have been building and growing in confidence in recent weeks so we are hitting them when they are in pretty good form.”

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