Barba Praises Teammates

Length of the field efforts … beating six men on the way to the line … scoring tries seems to come natural to Ben Barba.

The full back has crossed for 18 so far this season including the spectacular hat-trick in last Saturday’s Cup win over Castleford.

Plaudits are naturally flowing his way as a result but Barba is keen to point out the work of his teammates.

“I seem to be getting all the rewards off the back of their hard work,” he said. “I think so much about my teammates and what they do for me to be able to do the stuff I do.

“Those forwards work hard whilst Danny Richardson is level headed. I would gladly split that bottle of wine [for winning man of the match] into 17 and share it out. Everyone does their job in this side.”

He continued: “It’s a case of backing yourself when those chances come. Justin said when I make a break I should just pin them back and the passes and offloads would come off the back of that. I did that a few times on Saturday and some came off whilst other’s didn’t.

“It was a tough game and the scoreline doesn’t really speak about how tough it was. Cas set a standard when they named a strong forward pack but credit to the boys we fought through it.

“We hung on in there, got to half time, fixed things up and tried to finish them off in the second half.”

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