French: An honour

  • Bevan French described the feeling of captaining Wigan Warriors to victory against Warrington Wolves.
  • French: “It was an honour to captain a squad like Wigan who have such a rich-history and great captains before.”
  • Watch full post-match reaction with Matt Peet and Bevan French on Wigan TV HERE.

Bevan French described captaining the club as an ‘honour’ as wigan warriors overcame warrington wolves at the halliwell jones stadium.

French was named as captain in the absence of Liam Farrell who Matt Peet rested ahead of next Saturday’s Betfred Challenge Cup Final against Warrington at Wembley Stadium.

On leading the side to a 19-18 Betfred Super League victory over Warrington, French said: “It was an honour to captain a squad like Wigan who have such a rich-history and great captains before.”

French added: “We had a team meeting at the start of the week in which the squad was put out and I was told then. It came as a shock but it’s a privilege now to say I’ve captained such a great Club.”

Providing an honest reflection on the performance, French said: “We’ve obviously very happy to get the two points but we’re quite disappointed with our performance. Even though we weren’t at our best we kept turning up for each other for the full 80 which is something to be happy about.”

On Warrington Wolves, French said: “They’ve been on a roll and they were back in front of their home support. Even though they played six or seven debutants, those players will have been dreaming of that moment their whole lives so we expected nothing less than a fast start. Even when we went down to 12 we stuck in there together which is something we can be happy about.”

Jacob Douglas made his Warriors debut in the win, and on the teenage winger, French said: “It’s always special occasion when someone makes their debut. I’m glad he got his opportunity as he’s an individual who’s always looking to improve, he’s eager, and he’s got a big future ahead.”

Looking ahead to the Challenge Cup Final, French said: “It will be a different game next week against a different squad in a different atmosphere. Wembley is such a famous stadium so it will be a special occasion playing in front of the Wigan fans there – I’m looking forward to it.”

Don’t miss out on tickets for the Betfred Challenge Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Limited tickets remain on sale from The Brick Community Stadium Ticket Office and online HERE.

Bevan French is sponsored by Di Taylor & Alex Crompton

Sunday 02 June 2024