Marshall: Great Feeling
- Liam Marshall described the ‘great feeling’ of scoring the winning try as Wigan Warriors were crowned Super League champions.
- Marshall: “It was all about doing what we’ve been doing over the last six to eight weeks in the build up to this, and it’s a great feeling we’ve got the recognition in winning the Grand Final.”
- Watch full match reaction with Liam Marshall and Matt Peet on Wigan TV HERE.
Liam Marshall described the ‘great feeling’ of scoring the winning try as Wigan Warriors beat Catalans Dragons 10-2 to be crowned Super League champions.
Marshall scored the winning – and only try – of the Grand Final in the 51st minute to put the Warriors back in front at Old Trafford, before Matt Peet’s side stood firm in defence to see out the victory.
Reflecting on the game, Marshall said: “It was a very tough, set for set, game between two teams who were hungry to win. Both sides had a lot of factors for bringing that trophy home and luckily it was us.”
The teams went into the break level before the Warriors scored eight unanswered points in the second half, and on the half time team talk, Marshall said: “It was never going to be a blow away lead in a Grand Final so we knew we just needed to stick to the same processes. It was all about doing what we’ve been doing over the last six to eight weeks in the build up to this and it’s a great feeling that we’ve got the recognition in winning the Grand Final.”
Marshall added: “The way we managed the game was pretty good and once we got the try we knew all we had to do was defend which is something we’ve been good at all season. We stuck to the game plan pretty well before we got on top at the end – it’s a great feeling.”
On scoring the winning try, Marshall said: “I’m a Manchester United fan so scoring at the Stretford End is an amazing feeling but one that hasn’t sunk in yet. All I’m bothered about is the fact that we have won and I can happily go and celebrate with all my mates and family.”
Speaking on departing Chairman Ian Lenagan, Marshall said: “Ian’s been incredible in his 16-years at the Club and this is a very fitting way to see him out. He’s been a great leader, he’s steered us in the right direction, and he’s had a lot of success, so to send him out this way is incredible – I wish him all the best.”
Looking ahead to 2024, Marshall said: “There’s a lot of exciting things to come. On the field we will be looking to replicate what we’ve done this season, but first it’s time to enjoy a few weeks off before the hard work all starts again.”
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