Williams hoping he can help Warriors kick on

George Williams has no complaints with the gruelling weekend schedule as he aims to help Wigan get 'back on the horse' with victory today.

Monday, 29th May 2017, 7:00 am
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 9:29 pm
George Williams is happy to take the goal-kicking duties on

The Warriors host Wakefield today, just four days after their bruising 22-19 defeat at St Helens.

Some have suggested it is unfair Saints don’t have to back-up from the derby so quickly - their fixture with Huddersfield has been postponed to a blank weekend for both clubs.

But Williams welcomed the congested fixture list.

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He said: “I’m happy we’ve got this game.

“Wakefield played Friday and so only have two days recovery, we’ve had three, 

“We want to get back on the horse as soon as possible - we’re not used to this losing-drawing malarkey - and hopefully get back to winning ways.”

Williams was nodding to Wigan’s run of four Super League games without victory, which has seen them lose ground on the top-four at the halfway stage of the 30-round campaign.

Saints’ victory, from Mark Percival’s late try, saw them move to within a point in the middle of the ladder.

“It was a proper game, fast, physical, it felt like a semi-final - it was disappointing to lose but they’re the type of games you want to be involved in,” he added.

Wakefield’s 28-26 win over Huddersfield on Friday kept them ahead of sixth-placed Wigan in the ladder, and obviously if the visitors win today they will move four points clear of Shaun Wane’s outfit.

The Warriors beat Trinity 16-10 on Easter Monday but Williams has not been surprised by their bright opening to the season.

“They’re a good team, they throw the ball around well,David Fifita runs hard and they’ve got some good halves,” said the 22-year-old.

Williams kicked three goals from four attempts against St Helens, his first game when he started the role.

“I used to do it as a kid, I’ve been practicing and I’m happy to do it,” he added.