Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook admitted it was a no brainer to select London Broncos as his opponents for his Testimonial match.
The Saints star will line up against his former club at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Sunday, January 19 and part of him still can’t believe he has been with the Super League champions that long.
He told RLN: “I didn’t think I’d be here 10 years. When they first signed me, I thought it was by accident that they wanted me. Now I’ve been here for 10 years, I must have pulled some wool over people’s eyes. I’m part of the furniture now, they can’t get rid of me.
“The game was my choice. I asked if I could have London. It was a bit of a no brainer really, they were my first team. I’ve only ever had two clubs, I wanted them because Dave Hughes is still there, Danny Ward is the coach and I played with him. I played under them under different circumstances, but the owner is still there and I always had a good relationship with him.
“I’ve no idea (how long I am playing). I’ve asked Woolfy (Kristian Woolf) if I can kick goals, he said no. I asked him whether I can kick in play, he said no. I said can I go at nine, he said no. So yeah, I might not be playing long.”
When you are in the company of LMS, it’s easy to see why he is such a likeable character inside the Saints dressing room. He always has a smile on his face and half of things he says is following by a bellowing laugh.
This was evident when I asked him whether he would be lining up to put a shot on Sonny Bill Williams when St Helens do battle against Toronto Wolfpack this season.
He joked: “I’m going to try and keep away from him, because I’ve heard he is massive. I don’t fancy him ruining my career. I’ve lasted this long by keeping away from the big fellas.”