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St Helens grant fellow champion and biggest fan his ‘dream’

Even if you’re not a darts fan and just a fan of rugby league you’ll have struggled to escape the news and the incredible final played out in the darts on Tuesday night with a host of rugby league stars reacting to the game on social media.

The final featured Dutchman Michael Van Gerwen against huge St Helens fan, Michael Smith, and ‘Bully Boy’ as he’s nicknamed came out on top in one of the all time great finals to lift the Sid Waddell trophy.

Even the most iconic line in rugby league history, “I can’t speak”, was uttered by commentator Wayne Mardle in what was truly a brilliant game.

Winning the title wasn’t enough for Smith though, he wanted to celebrate his achievement with the St Helens team and their Grand Final trophy and that’s something that his beloved club have done for him today.

The four time consecutive Grand Final champions responded with the idea of making it happen and celebrating the sporting greats of the so-called ‘Trophy Town’ and they’ve now fulfilled that promise.

Proudly holding his trophy is Smith on the halfway line alongside Jodie Cunningham and Alex Walmsley among others with the Grand Final and League Leaders Shield trophies sitting proudly in the background.

An amazing gesture by the club and one that hopefully benefits both sports with rugby league being a key focal point of the commentary during a match live on sky televised during the off-season, it can only be a good thing that our game is getting mentioned especially when it means a chance to listen to that iconic piece of commentary again.

The line was made famous by Mick Morgan as Castleford met Wigan long before Super League and he called for a “dirty get” to be sent off and was infuriated by the fact only a yellow card was brandished.

This resulted in the now famous line “I can’t speak” and the video below has nearly a million views as consequence.

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