SAINTS have a history of great number 7s and many believe they could be on to another with their latest signing.
Luke Walsh put pen to paper on a two-year contract last season – with an option for a further year – and all the signs are he will be a quality acquisition for the club.
Captain Paul Wellens said “People said we were without a natural seven last year but I thought Jon Wilkin did a fantastic job for us.
“In Luke, I have seen someone who is very comfortable in a position he has been in all his life. He kicks the ball well, organises the team and things flow when you have someone used to that job.”
It’s early days yet but Walsh possesses all the skills required of a great half. He will also have a sizable and mobile pack around him too.
He made his first grade debut in 2007 for the Knights before joining Penrith at the start of the 2009 season.
He scored the opening try on his Panthers’ debut and named the club’s Players’ Player of the Year in 2011.
And last season after he penned an agreement with Saints, his performances were nothing short of outstanding as Penrith climbed the table.
Fans are likely to get their first glimpse of Walsh in a Saints shirt in at the back end of January when they begin their pre-season friendly campaign.
Until then, Luke and his teammates are honing their skills and working hard in pre-season.
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