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We caught up with captain Ben Westwood this week as the team prepare to face Hull FC on Sunday afternoon.
Ben was pleased with the team’s notable improvement last week against the Rhinos.
“I think last week’s performance was a bit of motivation for us. We were way off against St Helens - we knew that - and we improved massively against Leeds. We are a team that wants to improve every week and if we carry on with what we are doing and improve on last week we won’t be far off. We need to learn how to play this weather rugby - this start-of-the-season rugby - once we do that, working hard for each other, which I believe we did against Leeds, then we will be going in the right direction.”
Last week saw Super League debuts for Gene Ormsby and Anthony England, and Ben was impressed by their contributions.
“Gene played his first game at Leeds and he was impressive. What I like about Gene is his confidence. He wasn’t scared about it being his debut at Headingley. I know what it is like playing on the wing, you can hear everyone in the crowd calling you - when you are in the middle you don’t tend to hear any of that - so for him to put that to the back of his mind and get stuck in was a really confident and impressive debut. It was the same for Anthony. For his first Super League game, running in hard and strong, I thought he was impressive. I am looking forward to seeing him have more game time and getting some experience behind him and being a real force in the team.”
Round three will see the Wolves host Hull FC on Sunday afternoon, kick-off 3pm, and the team is expecting some tough opposition.
“Over the last few days we’ve had a couple of really good sessions. We are looking forward to a big game. Hull are a big side and we are looking forward to the challenge. If we improve on last week’s performance we will be a difficult team to beat.
“I watched Hull’s game against Catalan. It was a high scoring game for both sides but it shows they (Hull) have got some skill out wide and can score tries from anywhere. We’ve got to be good in defence and we will be; we’ve worked hard this week on the aspects we needed to fix up and hopefully we have and can put it right this weekend.”
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On match day WolfWare will open from 12pm until kick-off and for up to an hour after the game.
Ticket office windows for purchasing and collection will open from 12pm with turnstiles open from 1.30pm. Cash turnstiles on West and South West.
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