Jack Wells on Wigan Under-19s’ 37-12 Grand Final win against Castleford
Warriors dominate game scoring seven tries in convincing win
- Wells scores twice just two days after playing in First Team Derby against St Helens
Wigan second-rower Jack Wells said it was a great way to end his Under-19s career after Wigan’s 37-12 Grand Final victory over Castleford.
Wells bowed out a champion after playing in his final Under-19s game ahead of his full-time promotion to the First Team squad in 2018.
The Warriors led 20-6 at the break after four tries including two from Wells. A further three tries in the second period saw Wigan record an eighth success at this level in ten years.
Speaking after the game, he said: “It’s a great feeling!
“I love playing with these lads, even though I’ve not played a lot of games for the 19s this year. A lot of these players, especially the third years are my best mates and I’ll cherish these moments.
“I’ve had some good memories in the 19s and I just need to crack on now, onwards and upwards with the First Team.”
Wells played for Wigan in the Super League win over St Helens but having only played seven minutes he revealed that he was the first to put his hand up and play in the Final.
“I only played for ten minutes or so on Friday so I wasn’t sore after it,” he said.
“I texted Matty Peet (Warriors Head of Youth) straight after the game saying I wanted to play. I really wanted to get this trophy with these lads so I’m just so happy that I got to do it.”
Wigan scored two tries in the opening five minutes, Wells getting the second, and never really looked back. On Wigan’s blistering start, he said: “That was the game plan, to get some quick tries. We talked all week about building pressure and dominating their backfield and that’s exactly what we did.
“It was obviously good to score two tries, I don’t really think about things like that afterwards because we’re just happy to get the win.”