Blogs & Opinion


Stevo:

Most Popular Posts:

Opinion Archive:

Is the Pryce right?

Can Catalans shock Saints?

Stevo Posted 24th February 2012 view comments

St Helens have to be red-hot favourites for this game but Catalans will be no pushovers.

Catalans are a very well organised unit and this will be a very big test for both of them. This will give us a good idea how far Catalans are going to go this season. If Catalans come up with a win then I think they will fly back to France knowing that they have got that extra piece in the jigsaw.

Leon Pryce: ready to face his old club

Leon Pryce: ready to face his old club

Leon Pryce could be the spark that they have been missing for the last few seasons. He is their first English player. They have done well with some great Antipodeans but they also have a good string of talented French players coming through and I think Pryce can really help to develop them.

He is the type of player who likes to be a star - he is used to it. He has been at so many Grand Finals that he should buy a flat next to Old Trafford because he has been there so many times.

Jonny Lomax is a wonderfully talented player and I really look forward to see him in action. Lomax against Pryce is going to be some battle -who is going to be the game breaker?

Stevo
Quotes of the week

LIVE ON SKY SPORTS

St Helens v Catalans
8pm, Fri, Sky Sports HD1 & Sky Sports 1
Watch on the move with Sky Go
How to remote record

He is an unusual player - he is not a structured player and I don't think he knows what he will do sometimes with the ball. That is very hard to defend against.

I like their new coach Trent Robinson who I think has really brought them together and made them more of a team. Even the little things like insisting that the overseas players have to learn French. It makes them feel part of the community which I think is very important.

Saints have got some superb talent, though. Jonny Lomax is a wonderfully talented player and I really look forward to see him in action. Lomax against Pryce is going to be some battle - who is going to be the game breaker?

Then they have James Roby - we are only three weeks into the competition and already he is being touted as the Man of Steel! There is so much talent out there; it is going to be a superb game.

STAR MAN: I am going to say Leon Pryce. He is up against his old team-mates and in most cases you would say they know his game inside out. But they don't! As I said before he plays on the cuff and on pure instinct. If he can get going and get the Catalans youngsters heads up then it could be a great day for them.

STEVO SAYS: I am thinking that this could be a draw! I really mean that. I think it may come down to some magic from Lomax or Pryce but I doubt there will be much in it.

back to top

Other Rugby League Experts:

Latest Posts in Rugby League:

Barrie vs Terry

Barrie v Terry

Barrie McDermott and Terry O'Connor go head-to-head with their Super League predictions......

Phil Clarke

Clarke: Six into one

Phil Clarke looks at the contenders for the League Leader's Shield as we head into the sharp end of the season....

Phil Clarke

Rules of the gain?

Phil Clarke is worried some of the basic laws are being ignored just to make rugby league faster....

Latest News RSS feeds

Garside joins London Broncos

Sheffield Eagles second-row forward Matt Garside will join London Broncos at the end of the season.

Sinfield calls time on England

Leeds Rhinos and England captain Kevin Sinfield has announced his international retirement.

Koukash to implement new regime

Marwan Koukash is to implement a new regime at Salford where only the players that make the grade will have futures.

Moon and Farrell charged by RFL

Leeds' Joel Moon and Wigan's Liam Farrell have been charged with disciplinary offences following round 25.

Williams secures Bulls stay

Winger Danny Williams has agreed a permanent contract to become the nineteenth addition to Bradford Bulls' 2015 squad.

Features

Good Week/Bad Week: We take a look at the winners and losers from the last seven days

Good Week/Bad Week: We take a look at the winners and losers from the last seven days

Another seven days of sport have offered up a gamut of emotions. As the dust settles, Sky Sports sifts through it all to bring you the heroes and villains of the past week.

Super League: Leeds Rhinos Challenge Cup win caps a great era

Super League: Leeds Rhinos Challenge Cup win caps a great era

In years to come when they look back on the great teams in the history of rugby league they will talk of the Wigan dominance of the late eighties to the mid-nineties, the 1982 and 1986 Kangaroo tourists and others such as Huddersfield’s ‘Team of all talents’ around 100 years ago.