Preparation for the 2017 Good Friday derby at Wigan Warriors could not have been worse for St Helens.
They had just sacked Keiron Cunningham after conceding a 14 point lead against Huddersfield Giants the previous week. Sean Long and Jamahl Lolesi took temporary charge for this game.
With Adam Swift out for this game, it was left to the 19 year old Regan Grace to go on the left wing for St Helens. He had only been playing rugby league for two years after previously playing rugby union. He had previously been part of the U19s squad that had finished the season unbeaten the year before.
The winger showed great feet all game and even scored a try in the second half and set another up for Morgan Knowles as the 12 men Saints went down 29-18.
Since then, Grace has played every game for club and country including at the Rugby League World Cup in Australia. Although Wales went out in the group stage.
He will hoping to have the same impact as the teams meet again at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday.