Jake Mamo’s brutally honest response to squad number demotion

When Jake Mamo arrived in Super League in 2017, it was clear he was a special player for the Huddersfield Giants which is why Warrington Wolves made a move for the then fullback.

He went on to develop into more of a centre and in 2021 he was exceptional in the role and unfortunately for the Wolves they lost him to Castleford Tigers with the lively and quick centre taking on the number four shirt at the Tigers.

However, after an up and down first season in 2022 he lost the four shirt and has been moved to the number 21 jersey for 2023.

Speaking about this to BBC West Yorkshire sport, Mamo was brutally honest about where he sees himself in the squad.

“I think I’m back up, I’m pretty certain of that, pretty much everywhere. We had a lot of injuries last year and I had to do a lot of filling in so maybe I will have to do that again this year who knows.”

When asked if he solely seems himself as a backup, he said:

“Not solely, but maybe I do. You have to be realistic about the people we have in the backline and what their good at and what I’m good at and what’s best for the team at that stage.

“I know for sure that I’m not the best fullback at this club so I won’t play there and I wouldn’t want to, it’s too stressful.

“I look at the other position I could be playing and I am probably on a par on some aspects and some aspects they’re probably better than me and in others I am probably better than them.”

Ultimately, he wants to play well for the Tigers in 2023:

“Honestly, I don’t know. Just turn up on the day and play well.”

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