In our new feature, we’re asking you, the fans, plus players, coaches and other rugby league personalities to give us their answers to our set of six questions.
St Helens fan Bobby Lee is our latest guest on My Set of Six…
Favourite away ground?
The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington. We have had some classic encounters there and there is always a special atmosphere there. The Saints fans never stop singing, and I always leave the ground with a sore throat!
I always like to pick a player I’ve seen live for this category, and I have seen some of the world’s best including the likes of Johnathan Thurston, Sonny Bill Williams and Benji Marshall – but I’m going to stick with my roots and pick a player I’ve seen for Saints and it’s a close call, with Keiron Cunningham, Paul Wellens and Tommy Martyn being fantastic players but I’m going to have to go with Jamie Lyon.
Lyon was amazing. He was one of those players that could just turn the game on its head, he could produce magic and you never knew what he was going to do next. He’s the best player I’ve ever seen pull on a Saints shirt.
As a Saints fan, I’d love nothing more than to say ‘Wide to West’ but sadly I was still just a little too young to attend but I get goosebumps each time its shown. The memory that will forever live with me would be the Challenge Cup quarter-finals in 2005 when Saints beat Wigan 75-0. It was an unbelievable day and to put 75 points on your rivals is something special but to keep them scoreless just adds to the joy.
I’m actually going to move away from Saints for this topic and my worst memory would have to be the 2013 World Cup semi-final at Wembley. I thought England were nailed on for the final that year but sadly Shaun Johnson had other plans. I can still vision that step and the try to send the Kiwis to the final. It was a quiet car ride home.
Best match you’ve seen (not involving your club)?
The 2015 NRL Grand Final between North Queensland Cowboys and Brisbane Broncos. What a classic, and a game for the history books. It had everything – big hits, spectacular performances and drama right down to the very last second. I don’t think we will see anything like that for a while.
Your wish for the future of rugby league?
I’d love to see the return of the mid-season break for a War of the Roses return. I was too young to see it when it was first around but I’d love for it to come back. I think you could get some special games in there.
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