12:17pm Thursday 29th March 2012
By Christopher Terris Taylor
LEE Briers is hoping to get one over Saints 2012 newcomer Lance Hohaia at The Halliwell Jones Stadium tomorrow, Friday.
The clash between the two creative half backs is sure to test the proverb ‘love thy neighbour’ to breaking point.
“The match builds a bit of street rivalry because he lives next door but one to me,” grinned Briers.
“Hopefully I’ll have the street’s bragging rights after Friday.”
And while Briers would surely lend his 28-year-old Rainhill neighbour a cup of sugar if he was asked, the friendship between the pair will be put on hold as Wolves look to build on their battling win against Wigan.
The former New Zealand Warrior Hohaia switched to half back against Leeds on Sunday after a stint at hooker to fill the gap left by the injured James Roby.
And he put in his best performance in a Saints shirt, scoring a second-half try and guiding the side to victory against last year’s champions.
“Lance will definitely be one for us to keep an eye on,” said Briers.
“I have known Lance for a number of years and he is a quality player.
“Living in St Helens I have heard people giving him a hard time but it takes time for people to settle in, especially when you are not playing in your natural position.
“He showed his true worth on Sunday, he was fantastic and he will be a danger to us if he repeats that form.”
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