Table not a worry: Williams

Table not a worry: Williams

  • George Williams looks back on Wigan Warriors’ victory over Hull KR on Friday night.

  • Half-back scored a try and provided an assist in the win at the DW Stadium.

  • “We have to keep knocking off those wins and that’ll speak for itself at the end of the season.”

George Williams says Wigan Warriors are only concentrating on results rather than the Betfred Super League table.

The stand-off, who scored a try and provided an assist in Friday’s 36-18 victory over Hull KR, states his team are not ‘getting carried away’, despite winning eight of their last nine games.

Adrian Lam’s side moved up to third on Friday night, but after Hull FC’s win at Wakefield Trinity on Sunday, the Warriors dropped down to fourth - two points behind Hull and second placed Warrington Wolves.

“We can’t keep worrying about the table too much,” he said. “We have to keep knocking off those wins and that’ll speak for itself at the end of the season.

“We’re not getting too carried away though. The vibe is good in camp and we’ll go again on Monday in training with Warrington next up.

“It’s a massive game next week. I’m not sure what they’ll do squad wise with a Challenge Cup Final the week after but we’ve got to prepare for the best of Warrington. I’m sure they’ll want to build some momentum going into that.”

Williams scored one of Wigan’s first half tries that saw the Warriors level at 12-12 against Rovers at the break.

Although he got on the scoresheet, the England international says his team were disappointed with their performance in the first 40.

“It’s always nice to get over. I thought I was going to get caught but I was pleased with that one. More importantly though we got the two points and we’re building more momentum.

“We were scrappy in the first half. We got a bit of roasting for it off Lammy (Adrian Lam). It was about our standards and attitude going into the game. Fair play to Hull KR though - they were desperate as they’re near the bottom of the league. We’ll review our own performance though, as I thought our first 40 was pretty disappointing.

“It was a reality check at half-time. It gave us that lift to go out and get the result. We were too strong for them in the end and we were pleased with how we finished.”

The 24-year-old believes the mix of young players and the return of a couple of seniors helped Wigan to beat Hull KR for the third time in 2019.

“We weren’t where we have been in the last few weeks. I think our young kids have played exceptionally well. They’re doing it tough and it’s not hard to do! I’ve played hooker before so I know what it’s like in the middle!

“It’s good to have Benny (Flower) and Joe (Greenwood) back too. They’re both senior players for us and hopefully we’ll get a few more back soon.”

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