England prop Alex Walmsley has revealed he has turned down multiple contract offers from the NRL because of his love for St Helens and family life in the north west of England.
The 32-year old is celebrating his testimonial year as Saints bid for a record fourth Super League title in a row. He has been at the club since signing from Batley in 2013.
And the former Dewsbury Celtic amateur reveals on the Love Rugby League podcast how he has turned down several approaches to move to Australia and play with the very best in the NRL.
“I have had plenty of opportunities to do that to be honest. It was something I turned down on three or four occasions. I think the only regret that will sit with me is the stigma of ‘you’ve got to prove yourself out there to be acknowledged as a good…