Dom relishing chance to shine

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New signing Dominique Peyroux says he can’t wait for the chance to become a household name among Saints fans.

Peyroux may not be the best know of the recent signing but even a cursory glance at his career statistics demonstrates why Keiron Cunningham was so keen to secure his services.

The 26-year-old signing from New Zealand Warriors can play in the centre and second row berth.

He also appeared for both the Cook Islands and Samoa in the World Cup.

“I'm pleased to be here,” Peyroux told the club’s website.

“I was persuaded to join the club by Mike Rush and some of the other players who have been here.

“They said it was a great club to be a part of. Catalans were interested in me too but Zeb Taia spoke really highly of St Helens as did Sia Soliola.

“I'm looking forward to the challenge. It's great to be part of such a good club and I'm looking forward to pulling the jersey on.

“I will play anywhere I'm asked to really. I was always a utility forward with the Warriors and had to adapt and learn a different role wherever I played.

“I've spoken to Keiron (Cunningham) and the coaching staff and they are looking to play me at centre and in the second row.

“A lot will depend on how pre-season goes and the trial games."

Peyroux is most relishing lining up in the Saints-Wigan derbies.

“I heard it is like State of Origin in terms of intensity,” he added.

“There was a bit of banter between me and Sam Tomkins at the Warriors about it and the fact we could be running at each other.

“I've watched it on the TV; the atmosphere is something you want to be a part of and I'm looking forward to getting the chance.”