Bevan French reflects on Wigan Warriors’ 20-6 victory over Warrington Wolves at the DW Stadium.
The 23-year-old scored his first try for the Club on his first start.
- French: “It’s something we’ve really strived to come away with.”
Bevan French believes the 20-6 win over Warrington Wolves will give Wigan Warriors ‘momentum’ heading into the back end of the season.
The versatile back opened his tally for the Club, 16 minutes into his first start, before George Williams and Zak Hardaker scored too to help Adrian Lam’s side on their way to their ninth win from ten league games.
And with Wigan now joint second in the Betfred Super League table, French hopes the Friday night victory will act as a ‘confidence booster’ heading into the final part of the season.
“I’m quite happy, it’s the first time we’ve beat Warrington this year and it’s something we’ve really strived to come away with. It’s a good confidence booster and will give us momentum.”
He continued: “It is important, but it’s also pleasing because we do still have things to work on.”
French scored his first try in Cherry and White colours in the 16th-minute, as full-back Hardaker found the winger on the right edge, which allowed him to dive over in the corner.
The 23-year-old admitted his team had been working on the move that led to his try in training.
“It made it even better that we had practiced the set during the week. Zak just put the ball where it needed to be.”
3️⃣ weeks in the life of Bevan French:— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) August 16, 2019
✍️ 27th July - Signs for @WiganWarriorsRL with immediate effect
🙌 9th August - Comes off the bench and makes his debut for the Club
👏 16th August - Starts his first game for the Club and scores his first trypic.twitter.com/qm9BzWAvnA
The Australian is enjoying his time in England, following his immediate move from NRL side Parramatta Eels three weeks ago, as he praised the Wigan fans for their support.
He said: “Life in general is good. The people here are really nice and welcoming, not just in the Club but in the town as well. Playing at the stadium is crazy, it feels like there’s 40,000 in there because of the atmosphere.”
🤳 After scoring his first try for the Club, Bevan French has something to say...— Wigan Warriors 🍒⚪️ (@WiganWarriorsRL) August 16, 2019
The Warriors now have two weeks to prepare before their next Betfred Super League fixture against Wakefield Trinity, and French feels the extra week off will be important as they gear up for a ‘strong’ finish.
“We’ve got a few days off but we will come back in and work hard. It will be good to refresh and come back to finish the year strong.”
He added: “Out of the three games left, two are at home, so we can continue to build and it will be good times ahead.”