A dog’s life suits Aussie star Josh

Prop forward Josh Perry is settling into life in England, especially now his dog has arrived in the country
Prop forward Josh Perry is settling into life in England, especially now his dog has arrived in the country

AUSSIE Josh Perry is finally getting to grips with life in England ... after he was reunited with his pet dog!

The beloved mutt spent time in quarantine while Saints’ Australian prop forward acclimatised to life on the other side of the world.

Now they are back together – and no one is more delighted than the former Newcastle Knights and Sea Eagles ace.

Perry, whose mother jetted-in from Australia to watch her son in action against Hull KR on Friday night, said: “All the boys and everyone at the club have been fantastic which has helped me settle into the English way of life.

“My dog has also arrived from Australia, so I am really happy now.”

On his opening few games in a Saints’ shirt, he said: “It has been awesome, especially the crowd.

“It’s something that I’ve never really experienced before.

“We get big crowds back home, but they’re not as loud as over here.

“I’ve played in front of 40,00 people and I think there was about six or seven thousand at our recent games, but they were a lot louder.

“It really helps you. I find it a lot of fun and it gets you really pumped up, especially in big games.”

Perry also felt there was a definite difference in the games at either side of the globe, but fixtures in England were just as tough as in the NRL, and player-wise Super League was not too far behind their counterparts Down Under.

He said: “The only real difference is the amount of teams vying for that top spot like Saints. In the NRL every game is tough, whereas over here I am told that you might have one or two games that aren’t so hard.

“Other than that, I think it is similar.”

l THE Reserves notched their third win in five outings when they beat Hull KR 38-24 at the Stobart Stadium.

Tries came from Simon Atherton (2), Danny Brotherston, Kyle Eastmond, Warren Thompson, Andrew Dixon and Scott Hall. Tom Johnson landed five goals.