- Wigan Warriors‘ Jai Field looks ahead to Friday night’s derby with St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium.
- Field: “I don’t think any rivalry compares to it even in Australia – it’s massive.”
- Watch the full interview with Jai Field on Wigan TV HERE.
Wigan Warriors’ Jai Field looks ahead to Friday night’s derby with St Helens as he says ‘no rivalry compares’ in rugby league.
Field, who had been sidelined since March with a hamstring injury, played the full 80 minutes on his return to action at Magic Weekend.
Reflecting on his time out injured, Field said: “It was difficult and the first couple of runs when coming back are definitely challenging. However, the performance staff and physios here make your training and rehab as close to game simulating as possible which helps getting your head right. You just have to trust you are doing the right things.”
Speaking on his return to action, Field added: “My body’s feeling good. Sometimes with hamstring injuries you can come back too early and things can then go wrong, but I took all the right precautions so I’d get through the game.
“Catalans played with a lot of energy and defended very well. It wasn’t the ideal game to come back too, but it was just pleasing to get through the 80 minutes.”
Looking ahead to Friday night’s derby against St Helens, Field said: “I didn’t get to play in the Good Friday win which was disappointing, so I’m looking forward to this one. I played in a few of these matches last year and it’s always a big occasion. I don’t think any rivalry compares to it even in Australia – it’s massive.”
Matt Peet also looked ahead to Friday’s clash. Read the full Peet preview HERE.