Yorkshire news James Roby heaps the praise on bitter rivals Wigan Warriors PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The Super League record appearance holder has called the Challenge Cup winners "The Real Deal in 2022"
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! St Helens captain James Roby believes bitter rivals Wigan Warriors are the real deal under Matty Peet as the Super League title race hots up. Roby has skippered Saints to Grand Final glory in each of the past three seasons and now they are aiming for an unprecedented fourth straight Super League success. Wigan have not been crowned champions since Shaun Wane’s final year in charge in 2018 and failed to win a major trophy in three seasons under Adrian Lam. Read More: Hull KR set to land Tom Opacic on long-term deal as NRL contract turned down Yet rookie head coach Peet has made a huge impression on the Warriors’ fortunes in his debut campaign in charge, guiding them to a Challenge Cup final win over Huddersfield Giants last month. Wigan beat St Helens in an epic semi-final at Elland Road and Roby expects the old adversaries to scrap it out again for the Super League trophy. Roby said: “I’ve been very impressed with Matty Peet.
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. “Winning the Challenge Cup shows they have come on leaps and bounds – they are snapping at our heels, aren’t they? Peet recently claimed it could take Wigan “years” to end the St Helens dynasty but Roby insisted: “Matty is probably trying to be nice by saying we’re out in front, but the gap is a lot closer than that. “Wigan are a quality team and are never going to go away. They will always turn up and compete and are always there or thereabouts aren’t they? “Maybe in the last couple of years, they have slipped by their standards, but I’m very impressed with how they are going so far under Matty Peet’s leadership. I’m sure they will be up there at the end of the year.” READ NEXT Hull FC statement as Josh Reynolds' departure confirmed after agreement reached Warrington continue recruitment drive as Wolves sign experienced NRL prop Paul Vaughan on two-year deal Leeds Rhinos star Zak Hardaker welcomes arrival of second child with partner Rugby Football League announce major profits in healthy financial update Key returnee confirmed in Wigan Warriors' 21-man squad for clash with Toulouse
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