Another loss at Wigan would be “gut-wrenching”, says Ferres

Huddersfield and England forward Brett Ferres admits he’s desperate to avoid another loss at Wigan this weekend – fearing a repeat of the Giants’ disappointing play-off exit at the hands of Wigan Warriors earlier this year.

Ferres and England head to the DW Stadium looking to clinch the series against New Zealand with a win on Saturday, and Ferres admits England are in a familiar situation to the one he encountered with the Giants in Super League this year.

And he is keen to ensure England do not fail and lose the series from what was a commanding position after the first Test victory two weeks ago.

“It was disappointing with Huddersfield and we’re in a similar sort of spot now,” he told the Yorkshire Post.

“We’ve put ourselves in a great position but obviously fell at the final hurdle there (last time).

“I certainly don’t want to replicate that; I want to finish the season on a high, enjoy my time off and then look back and think it’s been a successful year for myself and England as well.

“It would be a bad one (to lose). It would be gut-wrenching. But we’re not thinking about that.

“We got in a brilliant position that first week and didn’t back it up last Saturday. This is the best opportunity to put that right.”