ANTHONY Walker gave up a final stitch in his nose to celebrate with his teammates after they beat Leeds Rhinos.
The young forward was forced off the field with a nose wound late in the second half but asked the club doctor to finish the job early so he could revel in the post-match lap of honour.
“I should have an extra stitch in my nose, that is why it is still bleeding,” he said after the game. “I heard the roar when the tries went in so I told the doc to finish up I wanted to get out and celebrate with the boys.
“It was an unreal win. Before the game people were saying we should give it our best and see how we go. But in the camp we had confidence and knew if we played to the best of our ability and matched their enthusiasm we could get the victory. We believed in ourselves.”
Walker, a Welsh International, scored a vital try in the first half after Saints had gone behind to Danny McGuire’s try.
“I couldn’t believe it to be honest,” Anthony continued. “I got the ball and I was supposed to pass. But I saw a gap and fell over the line really. It was luck but I’m glad I got it!”
Saints are next in action this Sunday when they face Huddersfield Giants in the Fourth Round of the Challenge Cup.
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