Davies: Plenty to improve on

  • Anna Mary Davies reflects on Wigan Women’s victory over Bradford on Sunday afternoon.
  • Winger scored her first two tries for the Club.
  • FT | Wigan Warriors Women 38-0 Bradford Bulls Women.

Wigan Warriors Women winger Anna Mary Davies says there are plenty of things to improve on in her own and her teams’ performances going forward, despite beating Bradford Bulls Women 38-0 on Sunday afternoon to make it two wins from two in the Betfred Women’s Super League.

Speaking to wiganwarriors.com, Davies said: “I think as a team we’re a bit disappointed with our performance. Personally, I thought I made some mistakes but there were some things that I was really happy with. I was really glad to be out there playing again and I think physically it was definitely a tougher game than the first game and I’m definitely feeling the impact of that.”

Davies running in for one of her two tries on Sunday.

The winger recently switched codes to Rugby League having previously played for Bath Rugby Union. Sunday’s game saw her make her first starting appearance as well as crossing for her first two tries in a Cherry and White jersey.

She said: “I was really happy to get over the line, but I absolutely have to thank Ness (Temple) who did a beautiful offload for the first one and for the second one just chasing that kick through. I’m very thankful to her but it was really good to get over and score.

“There are things that I need to improve on, so it was a mixed bag of feelings on the performance. I always try and have something that I focus and work on each game, so with the first game against Warrington it was my scoots, this week it was improving on my tackles. I think both of those things I managed to improve on.

“Going forward a big focus is my awareness of where I am on the pitch. I tried to keep a couple of balls in play when they were going in touch and I just need to tidy up some of my ball carrying; but overall, I’m happy with the way things are going and it’s just building in little steps.”

Anna Mary Davies.

She added: “As a team we will find out this week what our key areas of improvement are, but I think our execution, structure and spatial awareness will be up there, sometimes we didn’t make the best decisions but we will definitely work on that this week.”

Despite their disappointment in the performance, the Warriors did cross for eight unanswered tries, scored by seven different players. On the attacking threat that the team have, Davies said: “I think it is really exciting the attacking threat that we do have, and it’s a massive privilege for myself to play in that back line with three internationals so I’m constantly being pushed and challenged. 

“Today as a team, we aren’t quite content with our performance. The potential is there but the execution wasn’t our best this week. We know it’s there and it will come, it’s just a case of sharpening up but It’s great that the scores are coming both from the middle and at the edges, that is a fantastic asset that we carry.”

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