My Set of Six: with Saints centre Mark Percival featuring Jamie Lyon & Matt Gidley

Drew Darbyshire

St Helens centre Mark Percival is our latest guest on My Set of Six.

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.

Favourite away ground?

The Halliwell Jones Stadium, Warrington. I enjoy playing there and we have some good results there over the years.

Favourite player?

Jamie Lyon and Matt Gidley. I watched them both a lot as I was coming through the ranks at Saints. I wanted to be as good as them one day and play centre for Saints like them and I’ve been getting to live that dream for the past eight years.

Favourite memory?

When I scored in the 2019 Grand Final in front of the Saints end and being able to celebrate in front of our fans and with my team-mates. It was something to remember but just winning that final with that bunch of lads was the best memory.

It was good to have all my family at Old Trafford to witness me scoring in the final. It was nice because they come and watch me everywhere.

Worst memory?

Losing to Castleford in the semi-finals in 2017 when we played such a good game. We came up short and me missing them goal kicks could have lead to a different result but I think we still could have won without them goals in the end as we was leading close to the end of the game.

Best match you’ve seen?

I remember watching Origin last year and the Blues won in the last play of the game. It was a good moment but I don’t watch much rugby to be honest.

Your wish for the future of rugby league?

With everything that is going on at the minute, my wish is that everyone stays well and that all clubs survive it financially. Hopefully we can get back to normal when it is safe to do so and give the fans what they have watched for years and that’s entertaining rugby because its the best game of all.

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