Lancashire's Rob Jones gives his verdict on Warrington Wolves and shares his memories of playing rugby league
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Daryl Powell’s side welcome Wigan Warriors to the Halliwell Jones Stadium this Friday (K.O. 8pm).
Jones believes Wire need to find a bit of rhythm to help propel them up the Super League table.
He said: “I’m not sure we’ve had the best start to the season. My sister’s fiance hasn’t been very happy at times because he’s a season ticket holder at the Halliwell Jones. There’s a bit of work to do on the training ground to get back where they need to be.
“It might be a case of confidence in the team. I think if people are playing well, then that feeds into other people. It could be a bit of team cohesion, or it could just be a rough patch.
“I’ve followed them quite closely over the years, and they’ve had some great players. Hopefully they can compete going forward and get on a roll. It’s all about a bit of rhythm.
“It’s nice whenever I get to go down, because I’m a Warrington lad and you feel like it’s something quite close to home. It’s a community when you go there.
“I’ve been fortunate to play a bit of rugby league at the Halliwell Jones, which was a great experience.
“I also played union for Warrington RUFC, and got to play at Twickenham as a young lad. I loved it all at school, it was nice to get stuck in and be competitive, I have some great memories.
“I wish I could still play now, but when my cricket career finishes I might start again.
“Playing at Old Trafford is slightly different from playing at your local rugby club, this is very special and I’ve been fortunate to play here. I was always a better cricketer than rugby player so that’s why I chose it.”
Jones came through a number of cricket clubs in Warrington and the surrounding area, including Oakmere where he enjoyed a special moment.
“I opened the batting with my dad and scored my first ever hundred with him,” he added.
“It was a really special moment, and one I will cherish forever.