Willie on Wakefield

Willie on Wakefield

  • Willie Isa says Wigan will need to work hard to get past Trinity this week

  • Wigan looking to maintain good start to 2018 having won three of opening four games

  • Wigan face Wakefield at the DW Stadium on Sunday

Willie Isa says the Wigan team are not focused on revenge this week but more on continuing their good start to the season.

The Warriors take on Wakefield for the first time since the Yorkshire outfit ran out 32-0 winners in the final game of the 2017 season.

With Wigan just four games into the new season Isa says the team still remember how they finished their last campaign.

“The last game of last season is still fresh in our minds,” he said.

“We’re not all about revenge and that sort of stuff but we know that we didn’t finish last season well and Wakefield beat us in that last game.

“We’re looking forward to the game. We’ve started ok but we’ll need to work really hard because Wakefield have improved a lot this last few years, they’re well coached and we’re ready for that challenge.”

Trinity head to the DW Stadium having won their first four games of the season. Wigan have won three of their opening four games, the last one against Isa’s former team, Widnes.

“I don’t really think of things like that to be honest,” he said on playing his former club.

“I’m just so focused on us as a team and on my individual performance. That’s enough for me to worry about. My mind-set is that I need to do a job for my teammates and for this club and I was just glad to get the two points.”

Wigan ran in six unanswered tries to beat Widnes last week.

Wigan were 16-0 down early on with Isa left watching on frustrated on the sidelines.

“I was thinking ‘gees, what’s going on?!’ It’s not the best place to be (on the interchange bench) when the team is losing as you’re just hoping that the boys can turn it around.

“We had a good chat at half time and changed a few things tactically in the second half and managed to come away with the win. I don’t think we helped ourselves in the first half, we made silly mistakes and gave away too many penalties and didn’t handle them well as a team but in the second half we came strong.

“We put some points on them at the end and the boys are happy but we still need to work on some stuff both individually and as a team.”

Wigan host Wakefield Trinity at the DW Stadium on Sunday, 3pm kick-off. Tickets are available starting from £22 for adults, £16 for concessions with juniors from £10. Members are entitled to £2 off adult tickets and £1 off concession and junior tickets.

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