Captain Happy With Pre-Season

The new engage Super League season kicks off officially this weekend with Leeds taking on Hull KR on Saturday. The rest of the sides including Wigan have to wait a further week and the opener at Harlequins on 9th February.

The official launch for the campaign was held in Manchester on Tuesday with the Warriors represented by Brian Noble, Sean O'Loughlin, Trent Barrett and Richard Mathers. Speaking at Old Trafford, Skipper Sean O'Loughlin told us,

"We are pleased with how the pre-season games have gone, we have made good progress. The first two games weren't played in the best conditions but at Widnes in the dry, it was a good hit out."

The game at Widnes saw the debut of full back Richard Mathers, a player Sean thinks will be a great asset in 2008,

"It was good to see Richard Mathers make an appearance and a few of our young lads had a hit out, so things going well at this stage.

"I was a big fan of Richard at Leeds, he is not just a great player and we know what he will bring to the team there, he is also a great talker, a good bloke and he will be a great attribute to use.

"The more players we have in the squad who lead from the front the better, it becomes infectious and everyone starts to do that."

Asked whether Wigan would be looking to build on their performances at the end of last season, Lockers added,

"Last season is behind us, it's important we make a good start, we will take it game by game and hopefully that will put us in a great position."

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