Field previews Tigers

  • Jai Field looks ahead to Friday night’s Festival of Inclusivity Super League clash against Castleford Tigers at the DW Stadium.
  • Field: “I cannot wait for Friday night as we love playing at the DW as there’s always a good buzz around the place.”
  • Watch full match previews with Jai Field and Matt Peet on Wigan TV HERE.

Jai Field says he ‘cannot wait’ to be back at the DW Stadium for Friday night’s Festival of Inclusivity fixture against Castleford Tigers.

On Matt Peet signing a new four-year deal, Field said: “We’re all very pleased. The belief and trust Matty puts into the team and myself gets the best out of us as players, and I couldn’t ask for more from him as a coach. I really enjoy playing under him and I’m very happy that he’ll be staying for another four-years.”

Reflecting on the Warriors’ victory over Leeds Rhinos last time out, Field said: “It was a really clinical performance in which we had to work really hard for the win. I don’t think the score line reflected the game as Leeds turned up, had a go, and it was a really physical battle – the 50 points came off the back of our hard work which was pleasing.”

Looking ahead to the clash against Castleford, Field said: “Their league position probably doesn’t show for the team that they are. They have some good players in their team, they throw the ball around well, so we’ll need to be up for it as it’ll be a tricky game.”

Speaking on Friday night’s Festival of Inclusivity, Field said: “It’s awesome. We’ve had the training days here where we’ve been able to see the buzz, but to have it on game day is going to be extra special.”

On the Fan Village walk through, Field said: “It will be special as not a lot of clubs walk through the fans before the game which makes it a different experience. I cannot wait for Friday night as we love playing at the DW as there’s always a good buzz around the place.”

When asked about winning the League Leaders Shield, Field said: “We’d definitely enjoy the moment if we won it, but we aren’t looking too far ahead at the minute as we still have two tough games to go. We’re just looking to perform each week and then getting back on the training pitch to gel anything out.”

On finding consistency in the spine, Field said: “It took a while to get a bit of continuity as the spine changed around a few times through injuries, but we’ve had an extended period of time playing together which has settled us – I think that’s showed in recent performances. Bev and Harry have found their form and we just need to keep it going.”

Tickets for Friday’s game at the DW Stadium will be on sale up until kick-off and can be purchased online HERE or at the DW Stadium Ticket Office (9am-5pm Mon-Fri and until K.O. on Friday 15 September).

Thursday 14 September 2023