LUKE Douglas says he sought the advice of Grand Final winning coach Nathan Brown before signing for the Saints.
The International prop forward joined the club from Gold Coast Titans – and covered all bases before making the switch.
Speaking to Titans TV he said: “It all happened really quickly over the last two weeks. I’ve had a lot of advice from different people including Anthony Laffranchi and Nathan Brown and I ended up making the decision to come over.
“St Helens are a great club and I’m looking forward to the adventure and the next chapter of my career.
“Saints are rich in history and a proud club and I’m looking forward to meeting the supporters. They are successful on and off the field and are run well.
“They were the form team over the last few weeks; hopefully I can get over there and add my bit … and go one or two steps further.”
Douglas holds the record the most consecutive appearances in the NRL competition’s 108-year history after playing 215 successive games from 2006 to 2014.
He continued: “I won awards at the Titans and Sharks and have never been dropped. I have missed four games in an 11 year career and none through injury.
“Everywhere I’ve been I’ve wanted to make a difference both on and off the field.”
Douglas will also part of the Scotland side that takes part in this autumn’s Four Nations.