Salford Red Devils star Kevin Locke has revealed that he had offers on the table from several Rugby Union clubs before signing for the Red Devils, admitting that the last few months of his time at the New Zealand Warriors made him fall out of love with Rugby League.
Locke spoke to the media yesterday after making his debut for the Devils against Huddersfield last weekend, and he confirmed that he has settled well into life in England after making the switch from the NRL earlier than anticipated – as well as revealing those offers from clubs in the 15-man code.
“From day one, when I flew into the country, I’ve loved it. I’ve actually felt the happiest I’ve been for a few years and I’ve spoken to my family back home about how good it is over here,” Locke told reporters.
“It’s a fresh start for me. I was starting to dislike rugby league just because of the way the Warriors were treating me but now I’ve started to love it again.
“I got a few union offers in Scotland around the same time as here, from Edinburgh and Glasgow, but I wanted to stay in league. I didn’t want to switch.”