He will line up against the reigning Super League champions at 7pm on Saturday February 12 in a repeat of the Grand Final which the ‘old enemy’ won at the Millennium Magic event in Cardiff.
But the 30-year-old full back, who was recently named in the 17 Greatest Players ever to appear for the club, reckons there will be no hint of revenge.
“It will be a tough game and a superb opener for Super League and both clubs, that’s for sure,” he said. “It is the biggest club game in world rugby league and will be a fantastic spectacle for everyone there.
“Everyone knows the history between the two sides and that does give the game a real edge, but we’ll be putting that aside and just wanting to start the season with a bang.
“It is a fantastic venue and I’m sure the fans will flock down to support the Saints.”