King George with hat-trick haul

Warrington forward George King says he isn’t looking for a move into the backline after claiming a hat-trick in the Wire’s big Challenge Cup win over Oldham.

King bagged three tries in just a six minute spell in the second half as Warrington romped to a 70-10 victory against the Roughyeds.

The 21-year rarely finds his way over the try-line since making his first-team debut in 2014.

He had only previously scored one try in Super League in 32 games for the Wolves, and had never crossed for three in one game before in all of his junior days.

King said he has no desire to take the finishing duties from the likes of Kevin Penny and Tom Lineham after notching his maiden hat-trick at Bower Fold.

“I wish, no I leave them to do the scoring and me to do all the hard work,” the back-rower joked to Love Rugby League.

“This season has been so far so good but I still I know I can work on my game in a few areas to improve.

“It’s still early days for me and the team this season, there’s still plenty of hard work needed.

“Oldham were really competitive, you could tell especially in the first half they’re a strong cCampionship side that weren’t going to be taken lightly.

“One think about the Cup is that games will get a lot harder and tougher because teams want to win silverware which gives the Challenge Cup a meaning.”

With injuries to other forwards King has taken his chance at Warrington in 2016, making 13 appearances and cementing his place on the bench for Tony Smith’s side.

The Wolves face Widnes at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in the Cup quarter-finals.

King said reaching Wembley is a huge goal for his club.

“Warrington have had a rich history in the past few years of winning this cup and I’d like and I know the team would like to win it again but hard work is needed,” he said.


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