Building momentum: Farrell

Building momentum: Farrell

  • Liam Farrell reflects on Wigan Warriors’ 46-16 victory over Wakefield Trinity at the DW Stadium.

  • The 29-year-old scored a hat-trick in the victory but is more focused on the team’s performance.

  • Farrell: “The last few months have been really strong but we want to keep rolling forward and build some momentum going into the back end of the season.”

Hat-trick hero Liam Farrell revealed how pleased he was with his Wigan Warriors team following their 46-16 victory over Wakefield Trinity on Thursday night.

With a number of senior players out with injury, the 29-year-old was made captain by Adrian Lam, but despite scoring three tries he is focused on how Wigan performed against a big Trinity outfit.

Other tries from Zak Hardaker, Willie Isa, Jarrod Sammut and Oliver Gildart saw the Cherry and Whites return to winning ways in the Betfred Super League.

Farrell said: “I’m really pleased with how the boys played - we put a good team under a lot of pressure. It’s more about the performance from the boys than me getting a hat-trick.

“Apart from the blip last week (against St Helens) we’ve been performing really well. The last few months have been really strong but we want to keep rolling forward and build some momentum going into the back end of the season.”

The home side got off to an excellent start, scoring three times in the opening 15 minutes.

“We wanted to get off to a really positive start,” Farrell stated. “We’ve put emphasis on how we compete early on and it’s really paying off because we are putting pressure on teams.”

The second row praised the influx of young players who have progressed from the Club’s Academy and played for the first team this season, with Ethan Havard joining that list on Thursday night.

“Ethan did really well as an 18-year-old lad making his debut. To play front row is no easy thing to do but I thought he was really good and performed well under pressure.

“Ollie Partington is another player who has been really impressive for us, and so has Morgan Smithies - both have been consistent. They’ll be really key for us going forward.”

With two weeks until the Warriors are next in Super League action against Hull FC, the squad will spend the weekend resting and recovering.

“We will get back into training and repair a little bit. We will then get stuck into how we are going to play in that game. We’ve put ourselves in a good position but we need to keep building on that.”

Farrell appreciates the importance of Wigan improving each week as they look towards the play-offs.

He said: “It’s the big thing for us now; the team is looking really strong at the moment and we need to make sure we keep that consistency.”

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