If you were ever going to build a rugby league team, then there is one type of player who every head coach wants in their side.
It’s the workhorse, the talented, the determined and the loyal – and one Wigan Warriors player epitomises all four.
For Liam Farrell, it will be his 300th career game for the Lancashire club against Catalans Dragons on Saturday night.
And, head coach Matt Peet could not be prouder to be able to coach the flame-haired enforcer in such a landmark game.
“He’s unbelievable and I’m proud and privileged to lead him in this game,” Peet said in his pre-match press conference.
“I coach a lot of special players but to be his coach when he plays 300 games, I’ve spent a lot of time with the academy and pointed to Liam as the role model for junior players and the epitome of what we want the club to be about.
“He’s the emblem of hard work pays off – the way he commits himself to his craft on a daily basis, people on the outside would be shocked about how dedicated and how hard he works.
“Everything he receives – praise and personal recognition – he has earned 100%.”
Wigan are currently unbeaten in Super League having overcome Hull KR, Leeds Rhinos, Huddersfield Giants and then Toulouse Olympique last weekend, but they will be tested heavily at the Stade Gilbert Brutus on Saturday night.