Jack Hughes: Warrington determined to make history at Old Trafford

Jack Hughes insists Warrington are hungry to etch their name into the history books by winning their first ever Super League.

The Wolves face Wigan Warriors in the 2018 Super League Grand Final at Old Trafford on Saturday – and they have a chance to lift their first ever Super League trophy.

Warrington have been in three Grand Finals since the inception of Super League back in 1996 but have lost every time – but Hughes believes the club are about to create history.

He told loverugbyleague.com: “Pricey (Steve Price) has come in this year and took us back to where we should be competing as a club and that is on the big stage.

“We feel that we belong to compete in the big gamesand we have got a chance now to write some history, to go down in the history books as the first team to do it for Warrington would be pretty special and it is something we really want to achieve.

“Old Trafford is a stage everyone wants to be on. When you set your goals at the start of the year, Old Trafford is where every player wants to be at this time of the year and we feel we are back where we belong. Hopefully we will get the first Grand Final win for the club and write some history this week.

“We’ve got our own emotional tie to it and Wigan have got theirs, it’s as simple as that. We really want to write our names in the history books as the first squad to win it for Warrington and further down the line, it would be something nice to look back on.”

Steve Price took over the coaching reins at Warrington from Tony Smith at the start of the year and Hughes was full of praise for Price, who has guided the club to a Challenge Cup final and Grand Final in his first season in charge.

Hughes added: “Pricey has been a breath of fresh air for this group.

“Last year was not good enough, we know that as players and we couldn’t wait to get back into pre-season and just buy into what Steve was going to bring.

“We knew it was going to work and we knew he was going to take us back to where we should be. For me, the main thing was confidence last year and towards the back end of the year, we slowly ran out of confidence and we lost our togetherness as a group.

“Pricey brought the togetherness and confidence back to the group and they are two massive things what you need as a team to get you through them tough times and we’ve got that back now and that will put us in good stead for a tough game this weekend.”

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