Betts previews semi-final

  • Denis Betts previews Sunday’s Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Semi-Final.
  • Betts: “Our challenge is to go after them, be competitive within the game and be fearless in our own approach.”
  • Watch the full interview on Wigan TV HERE.

Denis Betts spoke to Wigan TV ahead of Sunday’s Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup-Semi Final against Leeds Rhinos.

Reflecting on the season so far, which sees Wigan unbeaten in seven games across Betfred Super League and Challenge Cup, the Head Coach said: “I’m pretty happy, we’ve not lost a game. There’s been some ups and downs, the wins are great but the key elements we look at are how competitive we are, do we work hard enough for each other and do we commit.

“We’re going to have some big challenges this year, winning games is just a product of what we do every single week so at the moment I’m really happy. The girls are fantastic – they’re committed, they want to get better, they turn up on time, work hard and I can’t ask for more than that.”

Looking ahead to Sunday’s Semi-final, Betts said: “The physicality, the competitive element of it is going to be through the roof but it’s not a bad place to be.

“I’m expecting a very tough game, I think Leeds are the best team in the competition. They have a great group of girls who work really hard for each other, you can tell they have good cohesion within the group and an understanding of each other.”

He added: “Our challenge is to go after them, be competitive within the game and be fearless in our own approach.”

The Warriors sit 80-minutes away from a spot in the Final at the iconic Wembley Stadium. On the prospect of playing under the arch, he said: “To be able to play in a double-header at Wembley Stadium in a Challenge Cup Final is a masterstroke from the game.

“I’m hopeful that we can get there, I’d like it to be this year and if it’s not then it will be in the future. We’re in a good place at the moment and we’ll attack this game the same as we have every game this year, with a real bit of steel.”

Finally, the Warriors Women’s boss updated on some injuries within the squad: “We’re expecting Eva [Hunter] to be back available in the next few weeks, she’s working really hard. Molly [Jones] is the same, she is about half way through recovery after surgery on her collarbone. They’re both going to be great additions to have back in contention to the team when they’re fit.”

Ticket information for Sunday’s Betfred Women’s Challenge Cup Semi-Final can be found online HERE.

Thursday 16 May 2024