Former rugby union World Cup winner Will Greenwood has admitted he was “blown away” by the work that Wigan Warriors do to prepare for games after his visit to the club this week.
Greenwood gave the Warriors squad some words of advice ahead of their Challenge Cup tie with Castleford on Saturday, before even taking to the field and going through a session on the pitch with the first-team squad.
And the 44-year-old told Wigan’s official website that he was amazed by what he saw.
“I knew that it would be a very professional environment at Wigan but I was still blown away by the intensity of the training and the attention to detail,” he said.
“Every player knows their role within the team and has their place and it was very impressive.
“Mark Bitcon and the fitness team obviously do a lot of good work with the team to get them ready to play and then Shaun Wane leads the team out on the field where they put in a lot of practice.”
Greenwood admits he’s always been a Rugby League fan and said he’s honoured to be given the experience to train with the Warriors.
“The skill level from the team was just unbelievable and the communication and organisation in defence was brilliant too,” he said.
“I’ve always admired Rugby League from afar so to get the chance to come and watch Wigan up close and to train alongside the players is something I’m very grateful for. I can’t thank Shaun Wane, the coaching staff and the players enough for their time.”