Forshaw ReturnsMike Forshaw, 33 returns to the Warrington fold to join the Coaching Team in defence. Mike retired from professional rugby league at the end of last season to work for the RFL after spending a year with the Wolves having signed from Bradford Bulls in the off season of TetleyĂs Super League IX. MikeĂs former Clubs include Wigan, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats and Saracens RU. Here we catch up with Mike and find out his views on returning to the active side of rugby league:PLEASED TO BE BACK ON THE TRAINING FIELD?I am very excited about being back in the game full time and I am looking forward to the rest of the season and being actively involved with the players and coaches.WHERE WILL YOUR ROLE FIT INTO THE WARRINGTON WOLVES COACHING STRUCTURE?Well, I join in June full time so it will be a matter of feeling my way back into the system slowly and getting a feel for the field again, with one eye on the preparation for 2006.IS COACHING THE NEXT BEST THING TO PLAYING?Well itĂs the nearest place to the pitch, seriously being involved with professional sport is very flattering and I feel privileged to be joining an organisation like the Warrington Wolves the fans are up there with the best. But also as a Coach you have to care about the players and strive to give them the best preparation.DO YOU HAVE AMBITIONS TO BE A HEAD COACH?At this time not at all, I just want to contribute to the Club.HEY DO YOU THINK THE WOLVES WILL FARE AGAINST YOUR OLD TEAM BRADFORD ON SUNDAY?Going to the Bulls is a huge challenge, so we need to turn up focussed, prepared and confident of playing well, which is very important, and a belief in winning the game.LAST SEASON YOU TIPPED BEN WESTWOOD TO HAVE A BIG FUTURE IN THE GAME, ARE YOU PLEASED TO SEE HIM TAKE OVER YOUR LOOSE FORWARD ROLE WITH SUCH APLOMB?BenĂs success is a credit to himself, heĂs a player that has worked very hard over the last 12months, whatĂs important to remember is that Ben is maturing in his outlook hence heĂs getting his just rewards but he knows that he has to work even harder if he want to get in the elite. Which for him is something I believe his is capable of doing.FINALLY, IS THEIR ANY CHANCE YOU WILL EVER DUST OFF THE OLD RUGBY BOOTS AND PLAY AGAIN?No, IĂve had my time.
20, May, 2005