Roby settles in to role as captain

08 February 2018 19:12:37 GMTPlus10

St Helens hooker James Roby says he's relishing his new role as club captain, following Saints' season-opening win over Castleford Tigers.

Saints were comfortable winners against last years league leaders, and they'll be aiming to continue their strong start when they travel to face Catalans Dragons on Saturday.

Roby will once again lead his side from the front, and he is eager to guide the club to success in 2018.

"I'm older now, I'm in a more comfortable position, and I've been here my whole career. I know the ins and outs of the club, and hopefully I can take little bits off each of those captains it has been a privilege to play under," said Roby, who made his debut for St Helens in 2004.

"You don't think about racking up that many games, you just want to play for Saints. I've been very lucky to have the career I have had in what is now my 15th season, and I hope to have a little more success over the next couple of years."

Saints are tipped by many to be the front-runners in the race for silverware this season, but Roby insists that the coaching and playing staff have not set too many tangible goals.

"We've had a little chat about it, but we've not actually set any team goals as such," he said.

"We know among ourselves what we're capable of and where we should be heading. We are definitely going to aim to win every match and, along with that, get silverware."

St Helens are 2.62 to win the Super League this season.

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