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- Matt Peet previews Thursday’s Round 13 game against Hull KR at the Sewell Group Craven Park.
- Peet: “I was proud of the way we dealt with adversity and how the players looked after each other.”
- Hull KR v Wigan Warriors, Thursday 25 May, Sewell Group Craven Park, 8pm K.O.
Matt Peet spoke to the press ahead of Thursday night’s clash with Hull KR at the Sewell Group Craven Park.
The Warriors return to Betfred Super League action with a tough fixture against the Robins, off the back of an impressive comeback at Leeds Rhinos to reach the quarter final of the Challenge Cup.
Speaking on the character shown by his side at Headingley Stadium, Peet said: “It was outstanding, but that is the character that we expect here and it’s what the players expect off each other. We kept our composure and our commitment remained constant no matter what the score was. I was proud of the way we dealt with adversity and how the players looked after each other.”
Bevan French scored a try in either half to get Wigan back into the tie, and with The Warriors leading 18-14 with minutes remaining, the full back produced a try-saving tackle to deny Harry Newman.
Speaking on French’s impact on the team, Peet said: “Bevan’s a fantastic talent and he can produce moments of brilliance you want to watch again and again. On top of that, the main reason we love him here is the way he leads our commitment and character.
“His leadership at the club has gone to another level. It’s not just on a gameday, if you watch him on a day-to-day basis he sets the tone, speaks well in meetings and is a popular character. It’s natural his leadership rubs off on others.”
Looking ahead to Thursday night’s fixture at Hull KR, Peet said: “The opening round result was a whack on the nose, but looking back now it showed what a good team Hull are. They have been consistent, are well organised and the league table shows that.
“They’re an honest team and I have a lot of respect for the way Willie [Peters] has got the side playing. It will be a game where effort areas and energy will be tested throughout, but we are looking forward to it.”
The Warriors will be without a number of senior players for the trip to Hull due to injuries, however, Peet believes this creates an ideal opportunity for other players within the squad.
He said: “You expect the challenges of injuries to come at some point in the season, but it’s good as it keeps everyone that has been ready for an opportunity primed. You look at our senior players like Liam Farrell, Sam Powell and even Harry Smith, they all got their opportunity from something like this – it can be a new era for individuals.”
Watch the full interview with Matt Peet on Wigan TV HERE.