THEY say form is temporary and class is permanent - and that was amply demonstrated during Scott Turner’s return to the ranks of the North Wales Crusaders.

In the ideal start, Turner grabbed a try within six minutes of his return to the club.

Turner is back at the club and he is fondly remembered by the Cru faithful after playing a key part in the early success of the Crusaders.

Back then, he scored 28 tries in 34 appearances and it took him only six minutes of his return to grab a try in the thrilling 36-34 success at Rochdale Hornets to open the League 1 season.

Speaking to the club’s Twitter page, Turner said: “I enjoyed it.

“Good to get a run-out again.

“Nerves were there before the game, but I just tried to make sure I got an early carry and settle the nerves.

“Obviously, good to get the win, but we made it hard for ourselves.”

Turner was a livewire, marking his return with two tries in a man of the match display, in addition to setting up a Gav Rodden score.

“Can’t complain!” he added. “Jordi (Gibson) put a couple of good kicks up and I got on the end of them.

“So, we spoke about that before the game and practised it before obviously playing, so it was like not being away.

“But I enjoyed it.”

While pleased with the victory, Turner admits the Crusaders aren’t yet the finished article.

They were always ahead in the thrilling encounter at Rochdale Hornets, although Crusaders were relieved to hear the final whistle after the hosts cut the gap down to two points late in the day.

The outcome was far closer than many would have anticipated, though, with the Cru leading 16-0 after 16 minutes and 34-18 with just over 20 minutes to play.

“Get the points in the bag, get off to a good start,” he said.

“But plenty to work on.

“We made it really hard work for ourselves winning by just two when it could have been a bigger margin if we were more disciplined.

“The potential that we’ve got, we just spoke about it in the changing room.

“To what we can do for the rest of the year if we start performing and having our discipline a bit better and completing more, and not getting dragged into a bit of an arm wrestle that we don’t need to. It’s positive for the rest of the year.”

For Turner, it was a better outcome than his last trip to Rochdale.

“Comparing it to the last time I was here, I think I got red-carded, so it was a bit of a better day today!” he admitted.

Now, he’s looking forward to this Sunday and playing in front of the Crusaders’ fervent supporters in Colwyn Bay, with new boys Cornwall the visitors.

“Buzzing for it!” said Turner. “They’re always a loud bunch aren’t they? Can’t wait to get back playing in front of them.”

In tonight’s Super League action, Wigan welcome Hull.