Ellis hoping to haunt his former club tonight

Huddersfield Giants half-back, Jamie Ellis is hoping to score a vital win with his team tonight, and in the process get one over on his home-town club, St Helens.

As a native of the town, Ellis started his career at Saints, before leaving in 2011 in search of regular first team action, at Leigh Centurions.

Now an established Super League regular with the Huddersfield Giants, Ellis has spoken about that early time, and whether he regrets leaving the Saints, when the departure of Kyle Eastmond the following season might have left the door open for him.

“I do think about what could have been, yeah,” said Ellis.

“I think Lee Gaskell ended up playing in the Grand Final the year after I left, and I always thought I was in front of him.

“It was just one of those things though.  Leigh offered me the opportunity to go in and play first grade on a weekly basis, as opposed to reserve grade.  A great opportunity, and I don’t regret taking it because that was one of the best seasons I’ve ever had.

“Believe it or not, I was a Wigan fan as a kid, but I was on scholarship at St Helens from the age of about 13.  I trained with (Sean) Longy, Paul Sculthorpe and Keiron Cunningham on a daily basis – it was phenomenal.”