Wigan Warriors scrum-half previews trip to face Salford Red Devils on Sunday
Highlights Hastings and Liu as Salford’s main threats
- Discusses his Wigan return in last week’s defeat to Warrington
Wigan’s Jake Shorrocks believes that the Warriors will have to be at their very best to overcome in-form Salford on Sunday at the AJ Bell Stadium (K.O. 3pm.
The 23-year-old spent time at Salford on loan in 2018, making 11 appearances for the Red Devils. On facing his former side Shorrocks said, “They are playing some really good rugby at the minute Salford.
“Their confidence is high, Jackson Hastings and Rob Lui are playing really well and pulling the strings for them and I know Ian Watson will get their troops up for this game because we are still champions at the end of the day and everyone wants to beat us. It’s a really tough challenge and one that we’ve got to meet.”
Shorrocks made his first appearance of the season for Wigan in last Friday’s defeat to Warrington at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Despite the result, the scrum-half was happy to get back in a Wigan jersey in the Betfred Super League.
“It was a really good game to come back into. Not a good game considering the result but it doesn’t really get much bigger than Warrington away and I’m really thankful for getting the opportunity to play for Wigan again.”
“I think if a few things in the game had gone differently then we could have sneaked a result there. We are still not playing anywhere near our best.”
The scrum-half was used at hooker by Adrian Lam last week off the bench. The 24-year old explained how he is happy to play in a variety of roles.
“It was a different role but I have played hooker before. In the 2016 run to the Grand Final I played a lot there.
“It is different to half but I was comfortable in training and the coaches were comfortable that they could trust me to play that role. I was more than happy to play that role and try and give a creative spark to the team.”
Shorrocks made an almost instant impact against Warrington, picking out Tom Davies with a skilful grubber kick to assist Wigan’s first try which you can see below.
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