Foster hits out a Club Call

Saints Player Jamie Foster
Saints Player Jamie Foster
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JAMIE Foster has become the latest player to hit out at the Super League Club Call system.

Warrington coach Tony Smith refused to take part in the system, leaving his club chief executive to make the pick.

And St Helens ace Foster (pictured), is in no doubt that it should be scrapped altogether.

“I’m not in favour of the concept,” said the 20-year-old winger. “I think it’s a little unfair for clubs to be asked to pick somebody out.

“It’s not needed, and I think there are other ways that we can go about.

“Things like league position and play-off results should determine the draw in my opinion.

“But there are people at the club who’ll make that decision, and it’s up to the players to beat who’s in front of them.”

Foster, meanwhile, believes St Helens’ lengthy lay-off gives them an advantage over Wigan.

“Wigan have had to play on the Sunday night, which means a six-day turnaround for them,” he said. “We’ve had 13 days off, so I think that’s a big advantage.

“Sitting on the pitch after the Grand Final last year and watching Wigan celebrate was difficult to take, and enough motivation for us to work hard this year.”