'Easter mentality' key for Wigan Warriors' success, says Tony Clubb

Tony Clubb believes taking an ‘Easter mentality’ into the restarted season may be crucial to their chances of success.
Tony Clubb in action against TorontoTony Clubb in action against Toronto
Tony Clubb in action against Toronto

While many other sports are pencilling in return dates, there is still no indication when rugby league will resume.

But officials are still hoping of playing all the remaining matches in a truncated campaign – which will mean a number of midweek matches.

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Prop Clubb (below) knows a congested schedule will be demanding for players.

But he points to Wigan’s success in recent years during the bumper Easter weekends as a good reason why they should tackle the quick turnarounds with a positive attitude.

He said: “Everyone will say three games a week is hard, and it is, but that’s the reality.

“I’ve already spoken to a few of the older lads about this – it’s what we’ll have to deal with and we’ve just got to get on with it.

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“At the end of the day we, as players, won’t have a big say on what goes on when we return.

“We’ll be told, ‘This is the schedule, you’ve got to play these games’, and it’s like Easter – it’s hard work but you can whinge about not being fully fit and having a quick turnaround, or you can get on with it, tough it out and do your best.”

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