As a supporter, there is nothing worse than a former player coming back to haunt your side.
The sight of a star you once idolised returning in different colours and sticking it to you is one of those gut-wrenching moments most fans have experienced, but would rather never go through again.
So spare a thought for Halifax fans, who have become sick at the sight of their former beloved winger Rob Worrincy, who has made quite the habit of scoring against his former employers since leaving the club at the end of the 2014 season.
The exciting flier has scored EIGHT tries in just three games against Halifax since re-signing for Eagles, including two hat-tricks. His latest two in that incredible record came on Friday night, when Worrincy played a major role in Sheffield’s 26-6 victory over Richard Marshall’s side.
“I just seem to be in the right place at the right time for the men in red, but for the men in blue and white it’s a bit unfortunate.” said Worrincy.
Always an emotional challenging one. But really happy with the result tonight. Again tremendous support and a ‘enjoyable’ atmosphere. #FNL
— Rob Worrincy (@Rdotworrincy) February 12, 2016
In a five-year spell at Halifax, the 31-year-old enjoyed great success, winning the Grand Final and the Northern Rail Cup while almost scoring 100 tries.
However, he left the club on a sour note, leaving by mutual consent after being banned for breaching betting regulations.
“It’s always an emotionally-charged fixture for me playing against Halifax,” admitted Worrincy.
“I’ve got lots of fond memories there and I really enjoyed my time there. I left under circumstances that I didn’t really want to leave on, but I’m back at Sheffield, enjoying my Rugby League and Mark Aston and the boys have welcomed me in. If they keep giving me half chances I’ll keep trying to take them.
“I always look out for Fax’s results and other than when they play us I hope that they win.”
Worrincy and the Eagles have enjoyed a fine start to life as a full-time club, winning their two opening games by convincing margins. Worrincy himself has also started well, scoring three tries so far as his partnership with ferocious centre Menzie Yere continues to blossom.
“Menzie is a quality player and it’s a privilege to play alongside him. You have players like him and QLT who can do ridiculous things with the ball and I just hope I get the ball over the line in front of me.”