Getting better: Clubb

Getting better: Clubb

  • Tony Clubb reflects on Wigan Warriors’ 28-12 win against Salford Red Devils at the DW Stadium.

  • The 32-year-old describes his joy of being back on the pitch at the DW Stadium.

  • Clubb: “We pride ourselves on not losing at home; it’s a great stadium to play at and I think a lot of teams should fear coming here, so it’s nice to be back.”

Tony Clubb states he is ‘extremely happy’ with how Wigan Warriors are improving week-on-week after they beat Salford Red Devils on Friday night.

The Cherry and Whites returned to the DW Stadium in eight weeks and made it four consecutive victories in the Betfred Super League, as Adrian Lam’s side move into the top five of the table.

Clubb said: “It’s been tough being away from home so it’s nice to come back and beat a good Salford team. It feels like we’ve been away for a lot longer than six weeks.

“There were a few errors that we need to work on, but we are improving and we are getting better.

“It got a bit scrappy from both teams, as we knocked on and then they knocked on, but from where we where a few weeks ago we are extremely happy.”

The prop emphasised the importance of being back at the DW Stadium, as he hopes the Warriors can take full advantage of having six out of nine remaining games at home.

“We pride ourselves on not losing at home; it’s a great stadium to play at and I think a lot of teams should fear coming here, so it’s nice to be back.”

Clubb in action against Salford.

He also expressed how pleased he was with how Wigan performed in the first half of Friday night’s game.

“We were pretty good; we wanted to complete moves and do well with the ball. We did that as at half-time we had a completion rate of 90%.”

Going forward with a young crop of players becoming familiar with first team action, the 32-year-old believes it’s exciting times for the Club.

He said: “The young lads, Morgan Smithies and Oliver Partington, are doing a good job for us. We are full of confidence at the minute and that goes a long way, so roll on next week.”

Up next for Wigan is Hull KR back at the DW Stadium on Friday 5th July.

The Warriors started their current run of form at Rovers three weeks ago and Clubb says his team must keep knocking off the wins against teams around them to move higher up the table.

“We know if we beat teams around us then we will put ourselves in a good position come the end of the year.

“The next few weeks will be a good test for us.

“I watched them (Hull KR) on Thursday (against Hull FC) and they played well; it was a good game and they came out on top, so it is going to be another tough test for us but one we are looking forward to.”

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