Ellis: Two points crucial

  • Kaide Ellis looks ahead to Wigan Warriors’ Super League clash against Hull KR on Friday night.
  • Ellis: “We knocked Leigh off last weekend with an impressive win, and two more points on Friday could be crucial.”
  • Matt Peet also previewed Friday night’s fixture with Hull KR which can be read HERE.

Wigan Warriors prop forward Kaide Ellis looks ahead to Friday night’s Super League clash against Hull KR.

Looking ahead to the fixture at the DW Stadium, Ellis said: “We are expecting a tough game as the three previous times we have played Hull KR they’ve proven to be very physical and challenging. It won’t be about who Hull KR name or don’t name, it will just be about us.”

Reflecting on last weekend’s 44-18 victory over Leigh Leopards, Ellis added: “We were happy but we weren’t fully satisfied. We played well but I thought in the back end of the game we gave away two easy tries which made it a little disappointing.”

Ellis continued: “This is an important period for us going into the break as a week off can be quite a long turnaround. We knocked Leigh off last weekend with an impressive win, and two more points on Friday could be crucial.”

Speaking on the motivation within the squad, Ellis said: “We had conversations after being knocked out the Challenge Cup. We were unlucky not to get the trip down to Wembley, but if we channel our disappointments in the right way, and use it in the right areas to get better, then it makes you hungry.”

On personal improvement, Ellis added: “The more I play, the better I’ll get. The coaching staff here are terrific and Matty himself is getting the best out of me. He’s always having conversations with me, he knows what I need to do, and he’s always pushing and challenging me which is what I need.”

Ellis, along with the rest of the Warriors First Team, took part in the one club training session on Monday night. More than 200 players from many of the club’s teams trained together at different stations, which included touch, wheelchair rugby, gym and yoga.

Commenting on the one club training session, Ellis said: “It was a great turnout and it’s great mixing with other players who you don’t already know and seeing what they can do. It was surprising seeing how many teams the club has and how many players play for Wigan, but it speaks volumes on how big the club is.

“I have a lot of admiration for the Wheelchair Team. I had a go playing and found it tough so I take my hat off to them for being able to play it so well. Overall it was just good for the club culture in making all the teams feel a part of Wigan Warriors.”

Match tickets for Friday’s clash remain on sale at the DW Stadium Ticket Office (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or online HERE. More ticketing information can be found HERE.

Wednesday 02 August 2023