Can Saints go four in a row? Is it finally Warrington’s year? Just who is Whizzy Rascal?
These are the questions on everyone’s lips, and the ones we put to out studio guests on tonight’s episode of #TheLastTackle!
Kyle Amor has been a key part of the St Helens side that has dominated the Northern Hemisphere in the last few years, but the former Ireland international insists that they have not openly discussed a historic fourth consecutive Betfred Super League title;
“You’d be a liar to say that in your own head that it hasn’t been something that you think about, but as a group and a collective we haven’t. We’ve just wanted to replicate the standards that we set every day through training.”
The reigning champions are two wins from two so far, and our panel take a look back at the action from the second round of the Betfred Super League, in youngster Jack Welsby put in yet another stellar performance;
“We get excited as game, perhaps sometimes too much about young players and we put too much pressure on them, but I just love the way Jack Welsby is off the field.” Amor explains; “There’s no ego, he just gets on with it, and he’s such a simple and graceful player.”
Joining Kyle in the studio was another member of the Prop Forward Union, Adrian Morley, who has been impressed by the start one his former clubs, Warrington have made;
“They’ve got a chance, they’ve started well. They’re only going to improve, they’ve got a great coach and a great squad. Saints are the team to beat, but Warrington have a chance.”
At the heart of Warrington’s steady start this season has been Halfback George Williams, and we’ve got an exclusive sit-down with the former Wigan man to find out what makes him tick as a player and a person.
Williams joined the Wolves halfway through the 2021 season, and with a full pre-season under his belt, it looks like he is getting back towards his best, as Morley alludes to;
“He’s started very well, he’s a world class player. I’m good friends with Ricky Stuart (Canberra Raiders Head Coach) and when he went over the NRL he was one of Canberra’s best players, he really took it by storm.”
“I’m not sure how it ended over there, but the fact he’s back in Super League is a blessing for us, we get to see him week in, week out!.”
There’s plenty more for Rugby League fans to look forward to on our dedicated Youtube Channel, with LIVE Betfred Challenge Cup action offer this Sunday, as York City Knights take on the Newcastle Thunder.
The Knight’s enjoyed a strong cup run in 2021, earning themselves a dream home tie against Wigan Warriors. It was a sign of times unfortunately that that game was played by closed doors, and Head Coach James Ford told The Last Tackle that his side have added incentive to book a date with another Betfred Super League outfit in the next round;
“I think it would be great for the supporters and the club to progress and draw a club of that kind of ilk, but we’re facing a very tough test in Newcastle who are a full time team, and won very convincingly at the weekend.
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