Before the ‘Captain’s Run’ for the Castleford semi-final, there was a special presentation from Saints’ Heritage Society to the one-and-only Louie McCarthy Scarsbrook.
Long-time supporter Adrian Lawrenson, on behalf of the SHS, handed over an inscribed silver salver in recognition of Louie’s 200 plus games in the red vee.
Needless to say, Lewisham’s finest rugby export was truly delighted with his latest piece of silverware.
Alex Service, who was also present at the handover, praised LMS for his great passion every time he pulls on the Saints’ jersey:
“When we first knew he was coming to St. Helens, he played a match for Harlequins at Knowsley Road and one of his legs was covered in bandages and we wondered what the future might hold. But we need not have worried. He has established a fantastic bond with the fans and in a game apparently lacking genuine characters, he really does stand out from the crowd.
“It would be great if, during his career, he could equal, if not surpass the appearance record of another Londoner with Saints’ associations, Cliff Watson. Now that really would be something else to savour.”