Brave win: Partington

Brave win: Partington

  • Oliver Partington reflects on Wigan Warriors’ Friday night 23-14 victory at Leeds Rhinos.

  • 20-year-old Wiganer grabbed his first try for the Club to help see out two points at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

  • Partington: “It was great to go over in front of our fans; they were class all night and backed us all the way.”

Oliver Partington has marked Tony Clubb’s 80th-minute 30 metre try as a ‘special moment’ for Wigan Warriors, as they defeated Leeds Rhinos on Friday night.

Not only being ecstatic about scoring his first senior try for the Club, the 20-year-old forward was thrilled to be a part of the full-time celebrations, calling it a ‘brave’ 23-14 victory at Emerald Headingley Stadium.

Wigan-born and Academy graduate, Partington, said: “Everyone was buzzing in the changing room after it. It was a brave win.

“I was really happy to get over the line for my first try, even though Faz (Liam Farrell) gifted me it on a plate. It was great to go over in front of our fans too; they were class all night and backed us all the way.

“I don’t know where Clubby (Clubb) pulled that pace from; he must have got it from his days when he was playing centre! It was a brilliant moment for the team and to see the win out like that was special.

“The fans were loving it and so were the players, as we were all singing along together.”

The win at Leeds now sees the Warriors move up to seventh in the Betfred Super League table, and two points off fifth place Castleford Tigers.

“We’re trying to push on for that top five and we’ve definitely done that in the last week.

“We’re building nicely and ticking off the wins, which is all that matters. The two points were the most important thing, no matter how we got them.”

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