100 Games for Gells

100 Games for Gells

  • Wigan Warriors centre, Anthony Gelling, on Wigan’s 16-10 win at Wakefield Trinity

  • Cook Islands international makes 100th appearance for Wigan

  • ”It feels good to have played 100 games here!” Anthony Gelling

Anthony Gelling said making his 100th Wigan appearance in their 16-10 win at Wakefield Trinity was special.

The 26-year-old made his debut for the Cherry and Whites against Widnes Vikings in 2012 and became a First Team regular in 2014. He signed a new deal in 2015 after impressing Shaun Wane and represented the Cook Islands in the 2013 World Cup.

Gelling admits he has found a home from home in Wigan.

“It feels good to have played 100 games here!” Gelling told wiganwarriors.com.

“I have only ever played for Wigan. I played my professional debut at the club and I am still here five years later.

“It was pretty special for me because there have been a lot of highs and lows in my career and it was Tommy’s 200th game as well so it was a good day.”

Sean O’Loughlin put Wigan in front before Scott Grix quickly pulled one back for Wakefield. Morgan Escare put Wigan back into the lead but Trinity hit back with a try just before half-time through Ben Jones-Bishop, with Wigan narrowly leading 12-10 at the break.

Liam Marshall scored the only try of the second-half as he sealed the two points for Wigan late on.

Speaking after the game, Gelling said: “Everybody is a bit banged up and sore at the minute.

“Going to Wakey [Wakefield] is hard and it was tough to get the win but we managed to get it in the end.

“Wakefield have always been tough at home and they always give as good as they get. I have watched a couple of their games this year and they beat Salford at home which was a close one.

“Marshy [Liam Marshall] was good again. He took a few carries which he made big yards from and they gave us a chance to get away from our end and near their try-line.”

Gelling returned from a couple of weeks out in Wigan’s Good Friday win over St Helens and revealed he was feeling drained after playing two games in four days.

He said: “I was out for a few weeks but it’s good to be back.

“My body is pretty sore up at the moment but I’ll take a bit of comfort from knowing everyone else is in the same boat.

“It’s a long season. We need to make sure we are alright because a few of the boys are sore at the moment but we need to make sure we are ready for Catalans on Sunday.”

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