RICHIE Myler hopes to bathe in success after almost having something else to bathe in following his last triumph – his son’s urine!
The Leeds ace felt on top of the world after helping his side to a 36-0 hammering of Warrington and picking up the man of the match award for his first ever stint at full-back.
But thoughts of a triumphant return home and a blissful night’s sleep were ended quickly after youngest boy Louis wet the bed, on his side!
Myler’s wife, TV presenter Helen Skelton-Myler, summed it up perfectly by saying: “Sport is full of ups downs.
“Hubby might have just got man of the match against a team that binned him but he’s coming home to a baby that’s done a wee all over his side of the bed. That buzz was short lived.”
And Myler admitted: “The joys of having kids, eh!”
“When I got home, they’d already got in the spare bed and I knew what had happened. It’s like musical beds in our house,
“To be honest he did it about three weeks ago too – when I was in it!
“It brought me straight back down to earth and reality definitely hit home. So I just stripped the bed and got in the spare one.”
Myler and Leeds’ next stage of their road back to the top seems them come up against the man who last got them there, Brian McDermott.
Four Super League titles, two Challenge Cups, a League Leaders’ Shield and victory in the World Club Challenge counted for nothing when he was turfed out.
The former Marine has insisted heading back to the club that sacked him in 2018 does not really bother him that much.
But beneath that hardman exterior is a coach desperate to guide the Wolfpack to their maiden Super League win.
And despite his persona, Myler insists McDermott was great to deal with as Richard Agar’s side looks to further boost any title hopes around Headingley.
He is also open to doing it again from the number one role.
The 29-year-old, who filled in when Jack Walker got injured, added: “I had a really good relationship with Brian and his record speaks for itself.
“He’s a very determined coach and has high standards, which came across in many ways as a person when I worked with him.
“I hope he gets a great reception and Toronto are improving and have done every game. They ran Warrington close and will be raring to go tonight.
“I don’t think I’d ever played full-back before the Warrington game. I can’t even remember doing it when I was a kid.
“Apart from standing at the back and not doing much tackling, it’s not that different from being a half-back. You just get a bit more space and time to see things.
“And I’m really proud of how the team has gone so far.”
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