NINE years after leaving for the NRL, prop and former skipper James Graham will tomorrow pull on the Saints red vee for the first time since his return in the clash against Catalans.

It will be a proud moment for the flame-haired front rower who learned the ropes on the playing fields in and around St Helens with St Helens Crusaders and Blackbrook.

This picture shows a young James Graham in action on the playing fields of Edge Hill, up in Ormskirk.

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He was always destined for great things in the game - tough, industrious but with an ability to pass at the line. A real quality front rower.

A part of that Grand Slam-winning team of 2006, Jammer went on to become a test player and club captain, before bowing out at Od Trafford in 2011.

But now he is back - with a job to do with a Saints side looking to back up their title success.

The whole town will be wishing him good luck.