Charnley’s sights on crowning a fine week

Josh Charnley
Josh Charnley

TRY-scoring machine Josh Charnley is desperate to add a Grand Final ring to his growing medal haul.

The winger has this week collected an award for finishing top tryscorer and been named in the England squad for the World Cup.

And the two-time Challenge Cup winner – who has bagged 42 touchdowns this season – is hoping to crown the week in perfect style.

He said: “This is a new experience for me, I missed out in 2010 – I’d been at Hull KR on loan and then I came back. It was good to watch and celebrate with the lads, but it’ll mean more to get out there and win it.”

Wigan haven’t won a league and Cup double in 18 years but can achieve that feat if they overcome Warrington on Saturday.

“We want as much silverware as possible,” said 22-year-old Charnley.

“We set our targets at the start and we’ve got one of those and we’ve got another on the horizon. We dealt with Leeds (in the semi-final) and now it’s about doing our job, because we realise Warrington are a tough team to play. It’s about who performs on the day.

“Everyone wrote us off at the start of the seasons and we’ve proved people wrong – and now 80 minutes away from lifting a trophy.”

Meanwhile, Wigan fans were reminded they have until 5pm today to buy their tickets from the club. By last night only 500 remained, priced £20. Remaining tickets will be sold by the RFL from Friday.