Peyroux looking forward to St Helens challenge

Dominique Peyroux is already looking forward to getting stuck in and challenging at the top end of the table with St Helens in 2016. 

Peyroux has signed with Saints on a two-year deal from the New Zealand Warriors, in which he made 25 appearances over two seasons, having previously played for the Gold Coast Titans

Peyroux’s switch to St Helens was one that went slightly under the radar, with the deals for Theo Fages and Lama Tasi from the Salford Red Devils, as well as Jack Owens from Widnes Vikings, being more higher profiled signings.

Yet, despite offers from other Super League clubs, the Samoan international has said that he is enjoying life at Langtree Park. 

“I’m pleased to be here. I was persuaded to join the club by Mike Rush and some of the other players who have been here,” he told St Helens‘ official website. 

“They said it was a great club to be a part of. Catalans were interested in me too but Zeb Taia spoke really highly of St Helens as did Sia Soliola. I’m looking forward to the challenge, it’s great to be part of such a good club and I’m looking forward to pulling the jersey on.”

Peyroux’s utility could come in handy for the Saints throughout 2016 if they are to suffer with injuries like they did in 2015, with his ability to play at centre, as well the back row. 

But Peyroux has admitted that as long as he is on the field, he doesn’t mind which position it may be. 

“I will play anywhere I’m asked to really. I was always a utility forward with the Warriors and had to apart a learn a different role whenever I played,” he said. 

“I’ve spoke to Keiron (Cunningham) and the coaching staff and they are looking to play me at centre and in the second row. A lot will depend on how pre-season goes and the trial games.” 

As for which game that Peyroux has heard about the most, Peyroux said it was the Derby game with Wigan. The 26 year old admitted that he has been told all about it from a former teammate last season.

“I heard it is like State of Origin in terms of intensity. There was a bit of banter between me and Sam Tomkins at the Warriors about it and the fact we could be running at each other,” he said. 

“I’ve watched it live on the TV, the atmosphere is something you want to be part of and I’m looking forward to getting the chance.” 

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