Wilkinson previews WCC

Wilkinson previews WCC

Warriors Women’s Head Coach previews Sunday’s Women’s Challenge Cup fixture vs Army RL Women

Fixture sees the Warriors enter at the second round

Wilkinson: “Main focus is to go out and have a good performance”

Wigan Women’s Head Coach, Amanda Wilkinson, is hoping for a good performance as her team play their first Challenge Cup tie of 2019 (K.O 5pm).

The Warriors Women travel to the home of the Coventry Bears as they enter the Coral Women’s Challenge Cup at the second round, to face The Army who beat Huddersfield Giants in the opening round of the competition.

“On a game such as this against The Army, you don’t know what to expect. Really it probably suits us as a team because we usually do try and stick to what we’re good at, rather than look at the opposition. At the moment we are struggling to get other the try line, which isn’t always down to errors and rather that we aren’t looking up and spotting the opportunities.”

“We’ll look to go into it a bit like we did against York and look for a really good performance, that’s what we need – against Leeds at times we just fell short of scoring tries and that’s something we need to improve on.”

The Warriors find themselves with a selection headache, with some injuries meaning consistent team choices has been hard to come by so far. Wilkinson insists they are taking the positives from the situation though: “We have, we’ve got a lot of injuries again this season, this game as well – a couple of England girls picking up injuries so we’re going to have to be swapping and changing yet again, so we haven’t put out the same team yet this season. It has allowed for me to assess people in alternative roles though, and we’ve handed out a couple of debuts, for me we just need to put that together and hopefully we’ll come good, we just have to keep working at in training.”

“We’ve not had the best of starts, but in one sense we have. The results haven’t been in our favour but we’ve had some good performances and to be playing like we are at the moment and not getting over the try line and not completing, but to still only get beat by small margins, we’re doing okay.”

She added: “Main focus is to go out and have a good performance, and we’ll let the score look after itself.”

The Warriors then return home following the Challenge Cup to the Robin Park Arena to face Featherstone Rovers on Sunday 2nd June.

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