Salford star Marc Sneyd has kindly donated one of his England World Cup shirts to the place where it all began for him at Waterhead Warriors.
The 32-year-old made his international debut for England last year, with his impressive performances for Salford earning him a spot in Shaun Wane’s World Cup squad.
Sneyd first pulled on the England shirt in a World Cup warm-up match against Fiji before going on to win two caps for his country in the tournament on home soil.
And the Oldham-born half-back has made a kind gesture to his former community club Waterhead Warriors, where he played his junior rugby before becoming a professional rugby league player.
The club tweeted: “Big thanks to former Waterhead junior, two-time Lance Todd Trophy winner and current England and Salford star Marc Sneyd for his kind donation that’s gone up in the club today.”
Big thanks to former @WaterheadARLFC junior 2 time lance Todd winner and current @England_RL @SalfordDevils star @SneydMarc for his kind donation that’s gone up in the club today pic.twitter.com/yZdl8Z2dDI
— Waterhead Warriors (@WaterheadARLFC) April 6, 2023
Sneyd’s framed World Cup jersey now proudly hangs up in the clubhouse at Waterhead, whose production line includes the likes of Kevin Sinfield, Paul Sculthorpe and Barrie McDermott amongst others.
Marc Sneyd helps Salford win at Leigh
Sneyd kicked three goals to help Salford grind out a 22-20 win at Leigh in Rivals Round on Saturday.
Ken Sio, Sam Stone, Brodie Croft and Tyler Dupree got on the scoresheet for the Red Devils who secured their second win over Leigh in as many months.
Speaking after the game, Rowley said: “It was a good contest between two evenly-matched sides and the crowd was on form. It was a decent quality game and we were delighted ultimately to get the win. We know Leigh are a good side and we’ve beaten them twice in eight weeks.
“We completed very well, but I thought both teams played pretty good football and the difference was that purple patch in the first half.
“There’s more to come from a lot of our players, but I thought we showed character and desperation, which is what you need in big games like these.
“We have a few bodies missing through injury like most teams, but it’s been nice to see our squad digging in and showing character and showing they’re capable of stepping in.
“Our boys stood firm when they needed to so I’m really proud of their efforts.”
Next up for Salford is Castleford at the AJ Bell Stadium on Thursday night, live on Sky Sports.