Wigan stand-off looks ahead to Friday’s final Super 8s fixture vs Hull FC
Warriors looking to become first side to win all seven Super 8s games
- Williams says Wigan have picked up good momentum in recent weeks
Wigan stand-off George Williams says the side will aim to become the first team to win all seven Super 8s games on Friday against Hull FC.
Wigan head into Friday’s final Super 8s fixture with six wins from six, the most recent a 6-13 victory away at Huddersfield. Hull on the other hand, will arrive to the DW having lost all six.
Williams explained how this game is important in continuing Wigan’s good form into the next stage. He said, “Yeah we are, we’ve got a good bit of momentum, a scruffy win on the weekend [against Huddersfield], but in the last few years we might have lost that game”
“No one has ever one every Super 8s game so that’s hopefully our first tick in the box, and then obviously on to the semi.”
The win last week against Hudderfield Giants sealed Wigan’s home semi-final against Castleford, which will take place on 5th October. [Buy tickets here].
After losing out to Leeds in last year’s Grand Final, Castleford will certainly feel like they have unfinished business in the final stages of this competition. Having lost his first two Grand Finals, George said he knew how the Yorkshire side would be feeling.
He said, “I know all about it. I lost two Grand Finals and that made that win a little bit sweeter. It makes you hungrier and once you win you still want more.”
“You’re still as nervous and anxious. Maybe you even put a bit more pressure on yourself as well. First time around you don’t really know what you’re going into.”
Depending on the outcome of the semi-final, the game could be the last for Head Coach Shaun Wane as he departs at the end of the season. When asked whether this would provide extra motivations, the Wigan stand-off was clear. He said, “Yes of course it will, there’s not only Waney leaving there’s Sam [Tomkins], Sutton and John Bateman. We are just all enjoying each other’s company at the minute and we know we’ve not got long left as a group so every day is a pleasure really and we are just enjoying it.”
There has been plenty of recent speculation around Wigan’s trip to Catalans next season potentially being played at Barcelona’s Camp Nou. When asked what he thought about the idea, Williams responded, “Yeah it’s, massive, it’s one of the most elite stadiums in the world, close to 100,000 people. It would be a massive opportunity for me and for Wigan as a club to go over there and play.”
“I’ve been before, I went on a tour of the stadium when I was young, so it would be good to relive that again. If we do get the chance, it would be unbelievable.”
On comparing it to the biggest stadiums he has played at in his Wigan career, George said, “It would be surreal, I think it would be close to playing at Old Trafford or Wembley, it has that kind of feel about it.
“It would be massive to promote our game and hopefully there might be a Spanish team soon, who knows.”
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