A good challenge: Navarrete

A good challenge: Navarrete

  • Wigan Warriors prop Romain Navarrete previews Sunday’s Betfred Super League clash with Catalans Dragons

  • “Catalans will be a good challenge and it’ll be great t play them in front of our fans.” – Navarrete

  • Emphasises need to build winning run after victory over Salford last week.

Wigan prop forward Romain Navarrete is looking forward to facing his old side when the Catalans Dragons arrive on Sunday (K.O. 3pm).

Wigan’s win against Salford Red Devils last weekend provided a much-needed two points to Wigan’s table total. However, Navarrete explained that the Warriors need to keep the wins coming.

“It’s good yeah. It’s good to get the winning feeling back but we need to keep going and keep winning. We need to get our heads down and work hard.”

This weekend the Frenchman will come up against his former side in the Dragons, who Navarrete believes will prove to be a tough opponent at the DW.

“Catalans will be a good challenge and it will be great to play them in front of our fans. Hopefully we can get a win over them here again.

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“It’s always good to play against them, against the French. Every game I play I want to show my best, but it’s great to do it against my former team.”

Although it has only been a few years since Navarrete played for the French side, he also believes things have changed considerably for them.

“They’ve changed a lot since I was there, different players, different coach, game plan, everything. They play some nice stuff going forward now.”

Navarrete will also come up against former Wigan teammate Sam Tomkins on Sunday, who joined Catalans at the end of 2018. On facing the full-back he said, “I think he will get a good reception here. The fans here like him and he’s a good bloke. It’ll be good to play against him.

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