Grix: The family connection

Grix: The family connection


Simon Grix is sponsored by CSTS

Utility player Simon Grix has had a disrupted start to his 2014 campaign but is now looking to cement his place in the side and gather some momentum.

The team is aiming to bounce back from last week's defeat to Wigan when they travel to Huddersfield on Sunday afternoon.

On last Thursday's performance Simon says: "We defended pretty well overall but we've got a lot to work on. Our attack wasn't good enough; full stop. We didn't stick to our plan and if you don't do that you don't give yourself much of a chance. There's a lot to improve on.

"We've been back in for a few days now and a lot of the work has been done verbally. The plays we are doing in attack are the ones we've had for a few years so we know what we doing but we are just not putting ourselves in a good position and the execution's not quite there. There's been a lot of talk on leadership and direction and what we all need to bring this week."

From a personal point of view he is keen to retain a regular spot in the seventeen.

"I got back against Leeds and got through that fine but then twisted my ankle in training. It was one of those things. It's been stop start so I'd like to get a few games together now and get some form going."

Sunday's fixture always has a Grix family feel as Simon and his brother Scott line up on opposite ends of the field.

"We speak to each other most days but probably won't talk about rugby. It's one of those; we've done it that many times it's not a big one anymore. It's good for family as they can watch us both at the same venue for a change (especially on Mother's Day)."

The challenge ahead is no easy one as both teams look to right their wrongs from last weekend.

"In some regard they've been a bit like us. The expectation of both teams is quite high now because of the success we've had recently. They are coming in off the back of a loss and one they won't be happy with. They will be looking to put that performance right and we'll be looking to put some decent game management together and put in a decent performance.

"Huddersfield have had mixed performances. They've had some (player) continuity which is nice as the combinations aren't changing much; there's not much they needed to change as they did well last year. Danny Brough's going to be one to watch. He's probably the best kicker in Super League at the moment; given time he can put the ball where he wants it from anywhere. They've got good players across the field; in the back line and they've got a big set of forwards as well. It's going to be a tough one."

And reflecting on the season as a whole.

"I think the level of competition has gone up. We've seen some results which you probably wouldn't have picked but it's early in the season and there's a long way to go. Results matter but it's about putting the performance together each week that's key."

Match tickets for Sunday, 30 March 3pm, are on sale in WolfWare, at WolfWare Online and on 08448 11 11 76 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm). Tickets are priced at £21 adult, £15 concession and £5 junior. Coach travel is also available at £13.50 adult and £11.50 junior available in store and online.

(photo courtesy of swpix)

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