Wigan Warriors stand-off George Williams says now is his time to shine for the Cherry and Whites when they take on Hull FC in the Challenge Cup final on Saturday.
Williams didn’t play in the Warriors’ triumph over Hull back in 2013 but did go down for the experience as he was part of the first team setup.
Now the England international is primed to lead his side to glory at the national stadium.
“This is my chance now,” Williams told rugby-league.com.
“I’ve fallen short a couple of times in quarter-finals and semi-finals but now I get the chance to play at the best stadium in England and I just can’t wait.”
Despite being one of the standout players in the Wigan side and the Super League competition as a whole, Williams is still looking to improve on his game.
“I want to improve my organising. It’s sometimes tough when you’re a quiet lad but I think I’ve got a lot better,” he added.
“When I first came into this team, I was a mute but now I’m a bit more confident and I feel as though I’m gaining the respect of the changing room.
“As a half-back, you’ve got to be vocal. I was in the Under-19s but, when you step up to the first team and you’re playing alongside Sean O’Loughlin, you go into your shell a little bit.
“I watched Sean O’Loughlin when I was growing up and at 18 I was playing next to him. It’s a bit crazy. I embrace it now, I’m enjoying my job.”