St Helens star “bitter” as legendary commentator wax-lyrical about two star players

St Helens have stunned Penrith Panthers in the first half of the World Club Challenge and it all started with a Jack Welsby try.

There has been plenty of talk about the young fullback this week after a stunning display against St George Illawarra Dragons which has ignited NRL interest in the superstar.

He opened the scoring and legendary Australian commentator was wax-lyrical about the youbg man:

“What a scrap book this kid has? A three time Grand Final winner, a Challenge Cup Final winner, an England international and now a try scorer in the World Club Challenge.

“He has some talent this kid. He played at five-eighth in the World Cup because Jonny Lomax was injured and his battle with Jarome Luai was something special.”

He also had big praise for another young Saint backing halfback Lewis Dodd for “higher honours” in the future:

“He’s a great kicker is young Lewis Dodd. If you don’t know a lot about him, he got an achilles injury last April and missed the rest of the season but he was part of the Grand Final winning side in 2021 before that.

“He has all the makings of a great number seven. Higher honours will head his way.”

Interestingly, he also picked out top performer Curtis Sironen and said he was “bitter” about the end to his NRL career:

“He is loving life at St Helens but he’s still bitter about how his NRL career ended making only six appearances at Manly Sea Eagles.”

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