Lachlan Coote backed to fill Ben Barba’s shoes at St Helens | Rugby League News |

Lachlan Coote backed to fill Ben Barba's shoes at St Helens | Rugby League News |

Lachlan Coote backed to fill Ben Barba's shoes at St Helens | Rugby League News |

Lachlan Coote has joined St Helens from North Queensland

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook is confident Lachlan Coote can fill the hole created by the departure of Ben Barba.

Coote, a Scotland international and NRL Grand Final winner with North Queensland Cowboys, was signed as a straight replacement for Barba, who took Super League by storm in 2018, winning the Steve Prescott Man of Steel before securing a return to Australia.

Coote has been handed Barba’s No 23 jersey and although he is not expected to reproduce the breathtaking attacking play that brought his predecessor a league-best haul of 28 tries, Holbrook says he has plenty to offer.

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