Burns learning from legendary Long already

New St Helens signing Travis Burns has revealed that his game has already improved under the tuition of former Great Britain half-back Sean Long – saying that the return of Long will help both him and half-back partner Luke Walsh to become better players.

Burns and Long are both new additions to the Saints, with Long returning in an off-field capacity to work with new head coach Keiron Cunningham.

And Burns – who has signed from Super League rivals Hull KR for 2015 – says that the presence of Long is already making him a better player, saying that he is excited to keep working alongside the legendary Saints half in the future.

“Longy won everything there is to win at St Helens and in the game,” he told the St Helens Star.

“His football sense is amazing – and I have learned so much off him already in such a short space of time. And I think, looking ahead, he will help even an already fantastic player like Luke Walsh become so much better than he is now.

“Longy’s presence and knowledge around the training is tremendous and he will be packing some of that knowledge in to the halves here.

“I am looking forward to working with Longy and I will keep working hard on my game and keep improving.