Bevan French and Jai Field explain their partnership to Martin Offiah in fantastic Channel 4 feature

Channel 4 are doing an exceptional job of promoting our game and have done so again with a great feature ahead of Wigan v Salford today.

The Warriors are looking to move level on points with Champions St Helens at the top of the league with a win today whilst the Red Devils will be striving to turn their recent poor form around.

Wigan have been led by the illusive Jai Field and Bevan French recently. Both have pace to burn and are clearly a danger to any Super League defence. Field leads the Man of Steel leader board at present whilst Bevan French will soon start scoring tries for fun after returning from injury just before Easter.

Perhaps the most exciting duo in the league at present, Channel 4 have produced a fantastic feature of the two meeting a very similar player in the shape of speedster Martin Offiah.

A Wigan legend who once scored 10 tries in one game, he’s forever remembered for the try he scored in the 1994 cup final against Leeds which Jai Field described as an “inspiration” during the meeting between icons from past and present.

So, Field and French certainly see Offiah as an inspiration, but the former Wigan wing lorded them as the reason fans are tuning into games: “When I turn on the TV to watch now, not only do I want Wigan to win but I want to see what Bevan and Jai have got for me. That’s what you want and what get’s bums in seats.

Offiah then asked the duo how their new partnership is evolving and French said: “I think it’s working well. Linking up in the backfield is quite important for us. The more we link up the more dangerous we’ll be. I think I’ll be happy playing alongside if he sets me up for a couple of tries.”

Meanwhile, Field stated that French was something of an inspiration as he’s developed his own game: “He’s a year older so I’ve always tried to emulate the things that he’s done so I credit a lot of my game to the way he’s played through the grades.”

What makes their form so impressive this season is the fact they’ve both come back from long term injuries and French explained the difficult journey they’ve both endured: “It’s a long process. During a long rehab, you feel isolated from the rest of the playing squad. You lose a bit of confidence and things like that. Especially with the injuries we both had, we both had hamstring injuries, you question whether you’ll get back to that full pace. To be back and start scoring some tries gives you that confidence.”

The two are expected to shine today as the Warriors look for an important win and to get yourselves ready for the clash, you can watch the whole feature here:

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