THE new World Darts Champion Michael Smith wants to bring his trophy home to St Helens and show it off at Saints with the town's rugby league champions.

Saints have won the Super League Grand Final for four years in a row - all watched by keen supporter Smith - and they will be looking to add to that with the World Club Challenge.

But Bully Boy's top of the world feeling can rub off on the men in the red vee.

And he is backing Saints to double the town's world title tally when they head out to face Penrith Panthers.

Smith said: "You never write off a Saint. It would be nice if Saints won it – but it is going to be tough for them, going over to Australia to play it, but the boys can do it and know how good they are.

"They know they can win any game they play in so hopefully if they do win it, they can come back and we can have some nice pictures in the middle of stadium.

WATCH: Champion Michael Smith interview 

Bringing the Sid Waddell Trophy home to St Helens for the first time certainly means so much to the former St Cuthbert's pupil, who still does all his practice at his mum and dad's St Anne's and St Dominic's Social Club in Sutton.  


Smith tweeted this morning: "One thing I really want to do and would love to do is stand on the half way line with the boys with the League Leaders and Super League Grand Final trophy on their side and the Grand Slam of Dart and World Champs on mine with that mighty Red V in background."⁦