Matt Peet’s warning to Super League rivals

Matt Peet, despite being in his first season as a Head Coach, delivered huge success in 2022 as the Wigan Warriors lifted the Challenge Cup trophy.

However, after missing out on the Grand Final, Peet is adamant that his side can do better in 2023.

He said to Sky Sports: “There’s a lot, there’s some personal things I’ve learnt about managing the job and getting my time balance right. I think as a group we can focus on big games through the year and not get caught up in the week to week, but know those things that at the business end of the season will get the job done.

“Last year we didn’t get to the Grand Final so obviously to go one further and try and get there and obviously you want to win. We’re very aware that concentrating too much on the back of the year can burn you, so it’s a clich√© but it starts this week at Hull KR.”

This came as he warned that his two star players Bevan French and Jai Field can also improve in 2023:

“It can certainly improve, I think where it can improve is as they get to know each other better off the field and get to know the way they both play. I think there’s some unpredictability where they can turn up in different areas of the field, and also the combination with their teammates as well. I’ve mentioned the two new centres but also Liam Marshall, our two half-backs as well but they’re working hard and looking eager to impress.”

Meanwhile, the future looks bright for the Warriors as he picked out some young players who have impressed him:

“There’s a few of our younger players there, Junior (Nsemba) has been fantastic, Harvie Hill and then out of the senior lads I think the two new centres have impressed. It’s always interesting to see how new players fit in and they’re looking good physically and they’ve gelled with the group which is important.

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