Craig Mullen on NSW tour experience
Youngster selected in 27-man squad and part of team to take on South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium
- Utility back says Wigan can build on Souths game and targets full debut soon
Craig Mullen says he can’t believe that he was able to take part in the Club’s tour of New South Wales.
The young utility back recently made the step up from Academy to First Team and was one of a few select youngsters who made the 27-man squad for the tour.
Mullen is yet to make his official debut but featured for Wigan against South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
“If you’d have told me a month ago that I was coming to Australia, never mind playing a game at ANZ I’d have thought you were mad.” He laughed.
“I might wake up in a minute, it’s all been a bit of a dream!
“I came over a couple of days earlier than the rest of the lads with the marketing guys and it was interesting to see all of the hard work that was going on behind the scenes.
“For the lads to then go and get the two points against Hull and us younger players to put in a performance against the Rabbitohs is great and hopefully there’s more tours like this for us to look forward to.”
On facing the Bunnies at ANZ, Mullen said the momentum of Saturday’s game just didn’t go in Wigan’s favour.
“It was an exciting occasion. I enjoyed the minutes I got. Unfortunately we came out on the wrong side of the result but I think we can build on this.
“I think we grew into the game, particularly in the second half conceding just the one try. It was more the momentum of the game and building pressure, Souths put us under the pump and we didn’t deal with it. That made it tough for us to get back into the game and the late try they scored left us with just too much to do.”
Mullen admitted that there was only one personal aim for him going forwards.
“My Super League debut is the next thing,” he said.
“I’ve put my hand up against Souths and I feel like I’ve put some good minutes together and hopefully I’ve put myself forward for the Warrington game.”