Special moment for Shorrocks

Special moment for Shorrocks

  • Jake Shorrocks on making his first Wigan appearance in two years.

  • Half-back came off the bench in the Warriors’ defeat to Warrington on Friday.

  • Shorrocks: “It was great to get a run out and hopefully I’ve shown the coaching staff that I can add something a little bit different from the bench.”

Wigan Warriors half-back Jake Shorrocks was ‘proud’ to put on the Cherry and White jersey after two years since his last game for the club.

Shorrocks came off the bench in the second half in the 25-12 defeat to Warrington Wolves on Friday night.

Despite the loss at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, the 23-year-old was delighted to make his first Wigan appearance since 2017, following injury setbacks and a loan move to Salford last year.

Shorrocks said: “It was good to get out there. I’m really pleased to put on a Wigan jersey again. It’s something I’m proud to do.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t get the result we wanted but there were some elements where we had a real dig.

“We showed a lot of passion. We went set for set with them for a lot of the game, but it was penalties that ultimately cost us field position.”

Shorrocks spreads a pass to his right against Warrington.

The scrum-half set up Wigan’s first try as he placed a neat grubber kick to the right corner for Tom Davies to touch down.

Shorrocks spoke about his desire to keep his spot in the First Team, but acknowledged the strength in depth in the Warriors’ half-back positions.

On the assist, he said: “I saw Zak (Hardaker) on the other side of the field. George (Williams) called the play and I knew that someone needed to be at the back of Jarrod (Sammut) and I pushed up and supported him.

“It was off the cuff and I played what I saw, and luckily it came off as Tom got on the end of it.

“I want to play as much as I can. Ultimately, I train for Wigan to play for Wigan. It was great to get a run out and hopefully I’ve shown the coaching staff that I can add something a little bit different from the bench.

“Competition for places is good. We’re all pushing each other in training, but we have to do it on the field too.”

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