Grix: A consistent spot
Back rower Simon Grix has been ever present for the Wolves so far this season and is enjoying having a regular spot in the side.
"I've been pretty consistent I think. I feel that's due to playing in one spot for a while. I played centre against Leeds which was a one-off as hopefully we'll get the players back who play there regularly. I've played either left or back row pretty much consistently, predominantly left, since the beginning of the year and it's been nice to get a good while in a spot and I think that's contributed to my form."
But Simon was disappointed with the team's form and performance last weekend against the Rhinos.
"We've not got the best of records there (Headingley) but the loss, for me, isn't that important it's more that the performance wasn't good enough. The first half was pretty much one-way traffic. But we've had a good look at ourselves and there's no place like Wakefield to put it right this week."
The side are expecting another tough test come Sunday afternoon at Wakefield with many star men to watch out for.
"They've been much like us in a way. They've had their injuries which has probably hampered them a bit. They are a good team and are better than they have been in the past. They are well coached and seem to have a good team spirit there and they all rip in for each other. We aren't expecting anything else but a tough game. We pipped them here and won a game that I don't think we should have, so we are expecting another tough one.
"Tim Smith is a good player. He pretty much marshals everyone around. And you've got Ben Cockayne too; he's been really solid this year and got himself a call-up to the England squad."
The Cup draw might have been made this week but despite the Wolves looking to defend their trophy Simon, for one, hasn't yet switched his focus away from the league to the Cup as there is the matter of the Wildcats to contend with first.
"We've got the Wakefield game to take care of before we get to the Keighley game but I'm sure come next week, once we've put the Wakefield game to bed and reviewed that one, we'll move onto the Cup game and it (the excitement) will start coming back again."
Match tickets for Wakefield are on sale in WolfWare, at WolfWare Online and on 08448 11 11 76 (Mon- Fri 9am-5pm),
Coach travel is also available from WolfWare priced at £13.50 adult and £11.50 junior. Coaches will leave Dallam Lane at 1pm.
(photo courtesy of swpix.com)
12, Apr, 2013