Williams says Wigan have thrived off the back of criticism

Wigan Warriors half-back George Williams says that the club have thrived off the back of the criticism Shaun Wane’s side have received on occasions this year.

Written off by a number of critics in 2016 – particularly for the way they attack – the Warriors have fought their way to a fourth consecutive Grand Final this weekend, when they take on Warrington.

But Williams says that the Warriors have continued to believe behind closed doors – and says that they have been motivated by the way they have been written off.

“We’ve been written off quite a bit by everyone and at the back end of the year that’s made us thrive a little bit,” said Williams.

“It’s all about us. No matter what people say, the belief in the group was shown when we went to Hull and Warrington and came back to win, that showed the hunger and desire.

“We struggled all year for consistency. It doesn’t help when you’ve eight or nine of your major players out but the youngsters have done well. We’ve played well when it matters and now we’re in the Grand Final and in with a chance to win it.”