Wigan Warriors' academy player of the year Harvie Hill hopes to pick up more Super League experience throughout the next season

Harvie Hill says his first senior appearance for Wigan Warriors helped him to realise the standard required in Super League.

The 19-year-old, who was the club’s academy player of the year last season, featured in the game away to Hull KR back in August, where seven players were handed their debuts.

Hill states he’s enjoying pre-season so far, as he hopes to feature more for the first team throughout 2023.

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He said: “I’m enjoying being around the lads. Pre-season has really long days but it’s good that everyone is in now.

Harvie Hill

“It’s good that there are a couple of young lads here, so when we all first came up, we didn’t feel out of place.

“All of the older lads have helped us to mix in, it’s been good.

“It’s great to work with the coaches, they look after us well.

“When you look around and see what they’ve all done, you can’t ask for better teachers.

“We are all improving and we will hopefully have a good season.

“Last year was good with the reserves, we went unbeaten and won the Grand Final.

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“It was a tight group, and that was the main success of it. We were all good mates, which helped us get through the tough games.

“It was a great feeling to win the Grand Final at Robin Park with the lads.

“It was nice to have all the family and the fans there, it definitely makes you hungry.

“We struggled in academy a bit, but hopefully when all those lads go up to the reserves we can have another good year.

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“Hopefully I can get to the DW Stadium at some point this year and play a couple of games.

“I want to have more of a taste of Super League and pick up more experience.

“I took loads from my debut, in terms of confidence and things I need to improve on.

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“It just helped the lads realise the standards they need to get to, to play at that level.

“We know what we need to do to compete week in, week out.

“It was a good day for the club, it was a good effort, but a disappointing result.”