Going from Warrington Wolves to the Wigan Warriors is a move few people make, let alone those that have been at the former for over 20 years.
But, that’s exactly what Warrington hero Lee Briers did at the end of the 2021 Super League season after it was made clear that he wouldn’t be kept on in any capacity under new head coach Daryl Powell.
For Briers, however, he has no sour grapes about the move and is loving every minute at the DW Stadium with his new team.
“Going to a club like Wigan you feel that pressure straightaway that you you must try and get into these big finals,” Briers told the Eddie and Stevo podcast.
“To get into one straightaway it’s a dream come true but the boys were great in the semi-final and deserve their place in the final.
“Warrington had their reasons with a new coach and whatnot but I had nothing to prove but myself that I am a decent coach.
“I’m lucky that I’m working with a great team at Wigan.”
Briers and the new coaching staff at Wigan have had an instant impact, helping the Warriors to the Challenge Cup Final on Saturday where they will come up against Huddersfield Giants who themselves have been rejuvenated under Ian Watson.