BEN FLOWER has become the most successful Wales-born player in Super League history.

Ex-Crusader Flower was part of the Wigan Warriors side that beat Warrington Wolves 12-4 to win the Grand Final for a third time.

Former Wales international Kieron Cunningham leads Flower in Grand Final wins with four, but the former was born in St Helens.

Flower, who turns 31 on Friday, also has a secured a Challenge Cup win in 2013 and a World Club Challenge title last year.

Wales Rugby League chief executive Chris Thair hailed Flower's achievements in the game, saying: “Ben Flower’s record is exceptional and is another outstanding example of how Welsh players have contributed to the sport of rugby league.

“I am unaware of another Welsh born player who has won three league titles in the last 50 years and therefore he now ranks as one of the most successful players in that period to have "travelled North.

"Ben is now in exalted company, no one can away those Grand Final wins, we congratulate him on his achievement and wish him many more years of success in the future.”

Other Wales internationals to have won a Grand Final include ex-Crusaders head coach Iestyn Harris, former Racecourse youngster Gil Dudson, Neil Cowie and Anthony Sullivan.

Flower, who has made 192 appearances over 10 seasons in Super League, will hopefully be involved in the forthcoming European Championships.

John Kear's Wales visit France and Scotland before entertaining Ireland at The Racecourse on Sunday, November 11 (3pm).

Tickets for the 2018 home international against Ireland are available now, with Under-11's tickets just £1 with further discounts available through family or group ticket packages.

Tickets are available by calling the Wrexham ticket office on 01978 891864, visiting the Wrexham FC ticket office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm or home matchday Saturdays 10-3pm) or online.