Tom Davies honoured to be involved in Warriors tour of New South Wales
Wigan winger scores two and could have had three against South Sydney Rabbitohs
- Davies says tour will stand players in good stead for 2018
Tom Davies says it has been a great privilege to be involved in the first ever Super League tour with Wigan.
The Wigan winger, handed the number two jersey ahead of the 2018 campaign, played in both the first ever Super League game outside of Europe and Wigan’s tussle with South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
Speaking following the conclusion of Wigan’s New South Wales tour, Davies said: “To even come out here and be a part of a history-making team, to play in the first Super League game outside of Europe has been a massive privilege. All of the lads have loved it.
“It was a bit of a sour note to end on but there’s still lots of positives to take out of it, a lot of young players played against Souths and did well.
“We’ve gained a lot of Rugby experience, training against Cronulla and at Illawarra, it’s been a really good experience for all of us. To get a chance to do this is massive and hopefully we’ll get another chance to do it again some day.”
Davies crossed for two tries on Saturday as Wigan lost out to the Rabbitohs 18-8 but admits he probably should have had a hat-trick.
“I bombed one of my chances,” he said. “I got my arm caught so that’s something for me to work on. I need to do better than that but anytime you get over the try-line is good, particularly when you get chance to do it in Australia.”
Wigan now return to the rigours of the regular season with a Super League game at Warrington on Friday and Davies says the tour will stand them in good stead.
“There’ll be a lot of recovery (this week) and then it’s just about making sure we’re fit and ready and feeling good. Waney’s got really high standards, as do the boys and we know we’ve got to put in a good effort against Warrington and get the win.
“Training in 38 degrees and conditions is only going to make you better. It’s more of a mental side too, if you can do 80 minutes in such hot conditions then we know that we can have that edge on people back home and use that to our advantage hopefully.”