St Helens’ star man returns from injury

Jonny Lomax is one of the best players in Super League history.

Like the likes of Kevin Sinfield and Danny McGuire before him, his consistency is something of a curse when it comes to winning the Man of Steel as his brilliant performances are expected week in and week out.

Since the arrival of Justin Holbrook in 2017, Lomax has developed into perhaps the best player in the league though he rarely gets the credit he deserves.

Last season summed up how good he is. In the early stages of the season he picked up a nasty injury but played on for the rest of the season due to the fact the Saints were already without Lewis Dodd and the Saints needed a halfback.

He was vindicated for his decision when he led St Helens to Grand Final glory having won the League Leaders’ Shield.

In many ways he was the difference in the semi-final win over St Helens and then he was the Harry Sunderland Award winner as Man of the Match against Leeds Rhinos in the Grand Final.

However, by playing on with that injury he, like teammate Mark Percival, kissed his dreams of playing for England in the Rugby League World Cup goodbye.

Lomax though is now back in training as St Helens take to Everton FC’s facilities this winter.

Other stars Alex Walmsley and Lewis Dodd have already returned from injury and will be ready for a blockbuster World Club Challenge against Penrith Panthers.

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