Wigan Warriors half-back George Williams happy to return
England international makes his first appearance in two months after returning from injury
- Warriors go down to defeat at Warrington
Wigan Warriors half-back George Williams said he was ‘pleased to be back’ after returning from injury in Wigan’s 40-10 loss at Warrington Wolves.
The Cherry and Whites opened the scoring through Josh Charnley early on but Warrington got a roll on and scored seven tries to record a 40-10 victory, John Bateman grabbing a late second try for Wigan.
“I’m pleased to be back, it has been quite frustrating for me out on the sidelines because of the injury.
“Up to now in my career, I have been pretty lucky with injuries and they haven’t been season threatening or anything like that so touch wood I won’t have any more this season.” he added.
The 21-year-old enjoyed getting back into the swing of things despite the result. “Even though it was not the result we wanted, I was made up to get back out onto the field and play Rugby League again.
“Waney (Shaun Wane) drip fed me in that game. I was only meant to play 20 minutes before the game started but I ended up playing more and my body felt pretty comfortable.
“I was in the middle against Warrington and it is tough in there so my lungs certainly felt it but it is part and parcel of the job.
The England international was disappointed with the final outcome of the game, he said: “I think it was anyone’s game for the taking in the first 25 minutes or so and in the first-half we were soft with them really. We let them score three tries and they ended up running away with the game.
“Injuries do take their toll. We believe that we had a good enough side to go Warrington and win and I think most Wigan fans will believe that as well.
“The fans were good again. They were still signing and were loud at the end even when the game had gone so we’re thankful for that.”
As for the rest of the season, Williams added: “I need to get some game time under my belt now and build up my partnership with Matty Smith in the halves so we can get back to where we need to be.”