Tony Clubb says he’d happily return to Wollongong
Wigan forward loves taking part in first Super League game outside of Europe
- Wigan create history with win at WIN Stadium
Tony Clubb says he would love to return to Wollongong and take part in another tour with Wigan.
The Warriors became the first ever Super League team to take a home game away from familiar surroundings when they hosted Hull FC in the first Super League game outside of Europe at WIN Stadium, Wollongong.
Wigan spent a week in Wollongong and Clubb said: “It’s somewhere I would definitely like to come back to. It’s a very beautiful place and we’ve had a great week here as a team.
“I think I would come back when it’s a bit cooler as I’ve been melting at times!” He laughed.
When asked on whether he would be up for coming back next year to do it again, he said: “Yes definitely! I think people in Australia have now got a taste of what Super League is about.
“Australia and Wollongong have been really good to us as well so I think it’s definitely something we should do again and I wouldn’t mind coming back again next year.”
Speaking about the Hull game, the prop was pleased to get the win and create history with the Warriors: “We came here to get the two points and we did that. The conditions were tough; it’s probably the hottest weather I’ve played in but both teams had to deal with it. Overall, we were happy with the win.”
With the game being the first Super League game outside of Europe Clubb said it felt like a special occasion. “It wasn’t just a normal Super League game as there has been a big build up to it,” he said.
“We’ve been out and about in the town and doing lots of events too; it had a final feel to it!”
Today (Monday) the Warriors travel to Sydney ahead of the International Double Header where Wigan will face South Sydney Rabbitohs after Hull have played St George Illawarra Dragons.
Clubb added: “It will give some of our fringe players game time and the lads that played big minutes in the Hull game will probably get a bit of a rest but nothing else will change.
“It will still be a win at all costs mentality and that’s what we want to do. They’ll put a strong team out as well so it’s going to be a good game and one that I’m looking forward to.”
Wigan face South Sydney Rabbitohs and Hull FC face St George Illawarra Dragons in the International Double Header at ANZ Stadium on Saturday 17 February. Tickets can be purchased online HERE.
The Wigan Warriors and Hull F.C games in Wollongong and Sydney have been secured exclusively by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, in partnership with Destination Wollongong.