Josh Charnley: I want to prove people wrong

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Warrington star Josh Charnley said he wants to continue to prove doubters wrong following his return to rugby league.

The 26-year-old winger switched codes from rugby union back to rugby league in March. He joined the Wolves from Sale Sharks.

Charnley has been in fine form since his return, scoring 16 tries in 13 games for Steve Price’s side.

And he just wants to continue his impressive form.

The England international said: “It is a really good club and they have made me feel really welcome.

“The fans, the staff and the players have made me feel really welcome so it’s good to be here and I can’t thank them all enough.

“Steve is a very good coach, he puts a lot of trust and belief into the lads.

“I wanted to prove people wrong because a lot of people said that I would go away (from the game), come back and never be the same player, so I just want to prove people wrong that I can come back bigger and better.”

Charnley admitted that he found the transition into rugby union really difficult but said that it was no problem slotting back into the 13-aside code.

He added: “It (the transition) was really hard.

“I’ve played league since I was six, but I only played union for 18 months, so I’ve come back and I know what to do on the field and the lads who I am playing with is making it a little bit easier for myself.”

Charnley will be looking to extend his try scoring record when the Wolves take on Salford Red Devils at the Halliwell Jones Stadium next Friday, 7:45pm kick-off.

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