Anthony Walker gives up a stitch to celebrate win over Leeds Rhinos

St Helens Star: Anthony Walker try Anthony Walker try

TRY scorer Anthony Walker could not resist joining the lap of honour on Friday - so much so he gave up having a final stitch in his badly gashed nose to celebrate with his teammates.

Walker was forced off the field with a nose wound late in the second half but he asked the doctor to leave it so he could take the celebrate at the final hooter.

He said: "I should have an extra stitch in my nose, but when 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 scored a vital try in the first half to reply to Danny McGuire's opener.

“I couldn't believe it to be honest.

“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," he said.


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