Sib on a half centuryIan Sibbit, who is looking to notch up his 50th game with the Wolves this weekend, returned to Wilderspool this season after spending a year in the NRL with Melbourne Storm.HOW DID YOUR MOVE BACK TO WARRINGTON WOLVES COME ABOUT?I was all set for a long stay at Melbourne, and had spoken to chief executive, Chris Johns about actually extending my contract, which had a year to run. Then they parted company with coach Mark Murray, Craig Bellamy came from Brisbane and wanted to bring a lot of his own youngsters, which meant the end for me.Then I got a call from Paul Cullen, who I knew from the A team when he had coached me in my first spell, and had no hesitation about signing. In fact he was probably the main reason why I returned to Wilderspool.THERE SEEMS A FAR BETTER SPIRIT IN THE CLUB AND THE TEAM NOW THAN DURING YOUR FIRST SPELL TWO YEARS AGO.Definitely. There is an added intensity and we are developing more of a winning mentality. We proved that in the game against Leeds - we lost, with 12 men, but were disappointed not to have come away with the points even taking our man disadvantage into account. Paul has brought a fantastic attitude to the club.THERE WAS A LOT OF SHOCKS AT THE WEEKEND. HAS THE COMPETITION CHANGED IN YOUR ABSENCE?I think it has improved a heck of a lot, which is something you may not notice when you are involved in it every week. Huddersfield, Wakefield and London all pulled off shock wins at the weekend, which maybe wouldn't have been the case in the past, but that can only be good for the game.WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR FROM YOUR OWN GAME AND FROM THE TEAM AS A WHOLE THIS SEASON?I am still only 22, so I know there is plenty of room for improvement. I think playing in Australia really saw my attitude improve, both in how I performed on the pitch and looked after myself off it. As for the team, we want to keep taking steps in the right direction. We haven't started too badly, and there are a lot of positives, but we need to be more consistent.
04, Apr, 2003