Molyneux: Added passion

  • Wigan Warriors Women’s Vicky Molyneux speaks ahead of BWSL Play-Offs.
  • Molynuex: “It doesn’t get any more intense than the next few matches will be.”
  • Wigan Warriors Women v Castleford Tigers Women. Sunday 29th August, Robin Park Arena, 3pm K.O.

Warriors Women’s vice-captain Vicky Molyneux says being back at home for the first time since 2019 will give Wigan an ‘added boost’ ahead of the Play-Offs.

This Sunday 29th August sees the Warriors Women return to the Robin Park Arena for the first time since 2019 as they kick-off their Play-Off campaign for a place in the 2021 Betfred Women’s Super League Grand Final in October. 

On the home advantage, Molyneux said: “We have missed playing at home at Robin Park Arena this season. It feels good knowing we will be back playing on home turf.

“We had some fantastic performances and results at Robin Park Arena in the 2019 season which will give us an extra boost going into home games. Playing at home also adds more passion into your performances when you have the home spectators there cheering you on.”

Robin Park Arena
The Warriors Women return to Robin Park Arena on Sunday.

With spectators now allowed back at Women’s fixtures, the loose forward is looking forward to welcoming the Wigan fans back to the games, starting this weekend: “It would be great to see some fans there to support us. It’s Play-Offs now so it doesn’t get any more intense than the next few matches will be. 

“Knowing we have fans there cheering us on would mean a lot to us. The Women’s game is progressing and it’s a great opportunity for us to showcase that.” 

Molyneux runs through to score a try against Warrington in Round 1 earlier this year.

Having come off the back of a long period without games following the mid-season break, Molyneux explains that it hasn’t been a period of rest for the Warriors.

“Preparations for the Play-Offs have been solid. We have taken the break in games as an opportunity to develop, to learn and build on earlier performances to make sure we are in a position to contend for a Grand Final spot. 

“We have almost treated the break as another ‘pre-season’. We have been working hard in the gym with our strength and conditioning coach and working on aspects of our performances where we needed to improve. 

Molyneux in action against York.

“We know how good we can be and the time to start to peak is now. The fight is now on and we are ready.”

Wigan’s opposition this weekend are Castleford Tigers, who the Warriors beat for the first time ever earlier this season.

Speaking on the Tigers, Molyneux said: “We have played Castleford once this season before the break in games and we know what tough opposition they are. We came away with the win earlier in the season but they have some top quality players, we will need to be at our best to beat them. 

Molyneux playing against Castleford earlier this year.

“The last time we played them we stood up to the challenge, despite having a bigger pack than us we fought and put our bodies on the line, for each other. I’m sure this weekend’s game will not disappoint and will be another physical battle.”

The Warriors Women take on Castleford Tigers in their first game back at Robin Park Arena in nearly two years this Sunday, 3pm K.O. Entry to watch the game costs £5 for Adults and £3 for Concessions. The game will also be broadcast live on Wigan TV. Sign-up today for just £5.99 a month!

Friday 27 August 2021