Morley: An amazing experience
Captain Adrian Morley speaks ahead of this evening's showpiece at Old Trafford.
Last Thursday night marked Adrian's final home game at The Halliwell Jones Stadium and the Wolves' captain is keen to end his primrose and blue career on a high.
"I tried not to think about leaving but in the week leading up to the game it was spoken about. The club and the fans were great. My kids were mascots which made it extra special. It was my last home game but I didn't want it to be my last Warrington game and thankfully it wasn't; I get a chance to have one more - a big game - and I am delighted that we've made the Grand Final again."
He couldn't have wished for a better match to finish his Wolves career; a Warrington Wigan derby at Old Trafford.
"Every time we play Wigan, there's nothing given, it's always a full-blooded contest so this should be no different.
"It's incredible regardless of the result; to make Old Trafford again is a great achievement. For my last game I couldn't have imagined any better way to finish. Each and every year players leave so some will be delighted and some devastated that's just the nature of our game. It's been an absolute pleasure playing and I know I speak on behalf of the boys leaving let's hope we can finish with the icing on the cake.
"Wigan have been making these major finals and so have we but we've not actually met in a big final and I think a lot of the neutrals have been wanting this. There's a big rivalry between the two glamour clubs; two teams who like to play attractive Rugby League so hopefully it'll be a terrific Grand Final."
The team are looking to build on last year's experience in defeat and better it this time out.
"That experience last year will be invaluable. We do know what to expect and I think the players will be a bit more relaxed. Hopefully the experience of last year will be the final piece of the jigsaw in Warrington's victory."
To lift that Super League silverware with Warrington come tonight would be the perfect ending but there's still 80 minutes of Rugby League to come.
"It's hard to compare as Wembley is special in its own way, but for me personally, I'd rather win the Grand Final as there's more prestige to it; you are regarded as the Champions of Super League.
"I played in the first Grand Final and I think there were only about 40,000 people there and every year its grown and grown. It's an absolutely tremendous occasion now for what's at stake. The atmosphere of a night game is different and I'm delighted to be playing in another one. Just going out there with the fireworks, the noise it's an amazing experience.
"We don't want to be just Grand Finalists this year we want to be Grand Final Winners."
05, Oct, 2013