Wood Looks at WakefieldUtility player Nat Wood, and former Wakefield Trinity Wildcats player, has been a first team regular since his arrival in June 2002. After a tough encounter with the Bulls he looks forward to meeting his old club this Friday.YOU HAVE BEEN AT WARRINGTON NEARLY A YEAR NOW AND HAVE EXPERIENCED MANY CHANGES OVER THE YEAR. HOW ARE YOU FINDING IT?I think that it is better now that the players have grown in confidence, which has come through the professional outfit that Paul Cullen and the current coaching staff have installed at the club. I have been enjoying it a lot more this season as I'm starting from the beginning of the season rather than coming in halfway like last year. The guys are used to my style of play now and I'm used to their individual styles.YOU HAD SEVERAL OPERATIONS IN THE PRE-SEASON AND A WEDDING. HOW ARE YOU RECOVERING? WHAT PREPARATION DID YOU DO DURING YOUR BREAK BACK HOME IN AUSTRALIA?I had a cyst out of my knee and a scrape on my ankle, which stopped me running for six weeks. So my preparation for the season was limited. I only had a week's running prior to my first game back.FACING YOUR FORMER SIDE THIS WEEK, WHO STANDS OUT FOR YOU IN THE WAKEFIELD LINE UP?Their two front rowers Korkidas and Hood are two players who go forward well and offload, if we don't shut them down then the Wakefield side will grow in confidence. If we bash them then we will diminish their confidence. Wakefield has many backs that can finish a try and they are really well coached.WHAT ARE YOUR EXPECTATIONS FOR THIS SEASON: FOR THE TEAM AND YOURSELF?To have a genuine chance at a semi-final spot this season. Just to become a lot closer as a team, which comes with winning and we aim to make winning a habit. For myself to help all the young blokes and other players who need advice on their game or aspects of their game, hopefully my years of experience can come into play. Also to be one of the best players on the field or one of the best performers week in week out with a view to getting another contract to stay with the Wolves for a further couple of seasons.
16, Apr, 2003