We showed fight – Hardaker

We showed fight – Hardaker

  • Zak Hardaker on Wigan’s defeat at Warrington Wolves on Friday night.

  • Full-back proud of his side’s efforts, despite 25-12 loss.

  • Hardaker: “The hunger, the fight and the togetherness we showed is really positive.”

Wigan Warriors full-back Zak Hardaker says his side put a ‘step in the right direction’, despite losing to Warrington Wolves on Friday night.

Adrian Lam’s side went down to a 25-12 loss at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, but there were plenty of positives for Hardaker to take from the game.

He said: “I know we won convincingly against Leeds, but that was probably our best performance of the season.

“It felt like a step in the right direction.

Hardaker puts up a high kick against the Warrington defence.

“The hunger, the fight and the togetherness we showed is really positive. We can take a lot from that.

“We’re disappointed with the defeat but there’s a lot of things we did right, something we haven’t been doing in the past few weeks.”

Hardaker praised the travelling Cherry and White fans who contributed to a thrilling atmosphere at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The 27-year-old also mentioned Wigan’s grit and endeavour to score two second half tries, which gave themselves a chance of getting something from the game.

Hardaker celebrates Willie Isa’s try.

“The fans helped us massively. They stuck with us and they were really loud all game. As soon as we got the first try, they lifted us and we lifted them, and it could have been something different towards the end.

“The fans were brilliant and the urgency we showed is a big positive.

“A win would have obviously taken us a lot further, but the spirit was there, and everyone is happy with the things we did and I’m looking forward to next Sunday’s game against Salford already!”

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