Jack has lowdown on Rams

Wigan's Jack Hughes

Wigan's Jack Hughes

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JACK Hughes has been able to provide the inside track on Challenge Cup opponents Dewsbury.

He was one of five Warriors who faced the Rams last Sunday while on dual-registration for Workington.

Shaun Wane has spoken to them to help prepare his side for Friday’s fourth-round Cup tie.

And Hughes says the quality of the Dewsbury squad – and their sparse, compact stadium – will ensure there is no risk of Wigan under-estimating the Championship outfit.

“They were a good team,” said Hughes, who played centre for Workington in a 38-16 loss.

“They’ve got a few ex-Super League players, and the halfback Anthony Thackeray pushes them around well. The pitch is similar to Castleford, very compact and the crowd’s on top of you.

“It’s a small pitch which they obviously know better, and that’ll suit their game.”

While few expect them to lose on Friday, Wane is taking no chances by naming a strong squad.

Props Gil Dudson and Jordan James have played for Workington for the past two weeks.

“If you’re not playing for Wigan, it’s better to have a game than to do fitness work all weekend,” added Hughes.