Goulding Proud of Defence

Goulding Proud of Defence

  • Wigan Warriors Under-19s Head Coach, Darrell Goulding, on Wigan’s 62-0 win against Newcastle Thunder at Kingston Park

  • Goulding picks out Oscar Hansen for praise

  • ”The nil scoreline is the big thing for this club” Darrell Goulding

Warriors Under-19s Head Coach Darrell Goulding said he was proud of his side’s defensive performance in their 62-0 win at Newcastle Thunder.

The Cherry and Whites ran in 11 tries with Joe Brown completing a hat-trick and Olly Russell scoring 26 points from two tries and nine goals. It was the defence that really pleased the Under-19s Head Coach though.

“It was a really pleasing performance,” Goulding said. “The nil scoreline is the big thing for this club.

“Defence is something that we pride ourselves on and I spoke to them at half-time and full-time about that and it was a great result with no points conceded.

“We knew that if we played like we can do then we should do well so we stuck to the toughness side of that and the lads played great.

“There were a lot of younger lads making their debuts for the Under-19s which was good for them and there is not much that we can take away from that game in a negative aspect but there are a few little things that we need to work on.”

Former Leigh East junior Oscar Hansen was one of those debutants and Goulding was full of praise for the son of former Wigan and Tonga star Lee and brother of North Wales Crusaders half-back Jack.

“There was a couple of stand-outs though like Oscar Hansen,” he added.

“I thought he was remarkable on his debut, he really stood up to the test and kicked on from where he has been in training so I was really happy with him but overall, I think everyone played well.

“We know what he can be like as an athlete and we saw a glimpse of that in the game but overall I think one to 17 were good and did well.”

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