Testimonial men Tommy Makinson and Adam Milner epitomise the best of Super League – Jamie Peacock

There aren’t many one-membership gamers in the trendy sport – and Tommy Makinson and Adam Milner have epitomised every thing good about St Helens and Castleford throughout their careers.

Both have their testimonial matches this weekend and should be effectively supported for his or her efforts over the final decade.

I first got here throughout Tommy correctly throughout the 2018 take a look at collection with New Zealand once I was England supervisor and he ended up profitable the Golden Boot. He was completely excellent – world class in each sport.

People speak lots about his spectacular finishes however what stood out for me was his means to hold the ball with no ideas of self-preservation.

Makinson gained the Golden Boot for his worldwide performances in 2018

I consider Justin Holbrook coming to St Helens helped flip Tommy from an excellent Super League participant into a world class one – and fingers crossed we get to see that for England in the World Cup this year.

He’s every thing you’d need from a winger – he carries the ball 20 instances a match, is quick, elusive and courageous beneath the excessive ball. And then there’s his ending – he will get his physique into some unbelievable positions to attain these unforgettable tries.

Adam Milner is one of these gamers that you simply solely admire absolutely once you line up alongside him. He’s a gamers’ participant that does all the little issues effectively and that’s the largest praise for anybody.

Adam Milner has been a cornerstone of Castleford’s crew over the final decade

He’s any individual else I labored with for England and though he’s a no-nonsense child, he’s additionally very skilful with a great rugby brain.

I believe that helped him adapt and transfer from hooker to unfastened ahead, and he’s been one of the causes Castleford have been so resurgent beneath Daryl Powell.

He performs at eight or 9 out of 10 each week and does the unglamorous stuff that permits the crew to achieve success.

He’s additionally a man who performs effectively above his weight – I do not forget that from enjoying towards him, he hits and runs more durable than you assume.

Both gamers have been very loyal to their membership and I hope they get lots of backing this weekend and for the relaxation of the year.

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