Farrell: It will be special
- Wigan Warriors captain Liam Farrell looks ahead to Saturday’s ‘special’ Super League Grand Final against Catalans Dragons at Old Trafford.
- Farrell: “All of our players deserve to be here after working incredibly hard throughout the year, and hopefully we can get the job done on Saturday.”
- Watch the full interview with Liam Farrell on Wigan TV HERE.
Wigan Warriors captain Liam Farrell looks ahead to a ‘special’ Super League Grand Final against Catalans Dragons at Old Trafford.
Reflecting on the Warriors’ Play-Off Semi-Final victory over Hull KR, Farrell said: “We turned up and prepared to face the very best of Hull KR and that showed in the way we performed. We were too physical and too fast for them in the first 20 minutes, and from there we were able to get ourselves in a very good position to make the game dead and buried.”
Looking ahead to the Super League Grand Final, Farrell said: “The build up to the game has started and the nerves are starting to settle in, but I cannot wait to walk out at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.”
On leading the Warriors out as captain, Farrell said: “It will be special and I’m proud to lead 16 other players out behind me. All of our players deserve to be here after working incredibly hard throughout the year, and hopefully we can get the job done on Saturday.”
Speaking on Catalans’ Play-Off Semi-Final victory over St Helens, Farrell said: “It was a typical Catalans performance where they were physical, they showed how they can dominate, and their experienced spine put them in that position. We know what we are getting from Catalans and we will give them the respect they deserve, but we will make sure that our game is switched on as well.”
Former Warrior, and three-time Grand Final winner, Sam Tomkins will play his final Super League game at Old Trafford, and speaking on his former teammate, Farrell said: “Sam’s shown for a very long time across his career what an unbelievable player he is and he deserves to end on a Grand Final. We will show him ultimate respect by giving him the best of us.”
Reflecting on the season, Farrell added: “We have showed a lot of consistency throughout the year, and even though there has been a few ups and downs along the way, overall it’s been a very good season. We are proud to have won the League Leaders’ Shield and now we have to win the ultimate prize.”
The Grand Final will be Ian Lenagan’s final match as owner of Wigan Warriors, and on his 16-year time at the Club, Farrell said: “For any club to be successful you have to be led very well from the top – Ian’s done that. He’s a winner, he’s been a great owner of this Club and it’s our job to send him out on a high.”
Watch the full match preview with Liam Farrell, Jai Field and Matt Peet on Wigan TV HERE.