My Set of Six: with Great Britain star Zak Hardaker featuring Kris Radlinski & Headingley

Drew Darbyshire

In our new feature, we’re asking you, the fans, plus players, coaches and other rugby league personalities to give us their answers to our set of six questions.

Great Britain and Wigan star Zak Hardaker is our latest guest on My Set of Six…

Favourite away ground?

When I played against Wigan it was the DW Stadium – but now my favourite away ground would have to be Headingley, Leeds!

Favourite player?

I will always get stick at Wigan for this but it was Kris Radlinski – and I was lucky enough to play alongside Jamie Peacock.

Favourite memory?

Scoring the last try in the 2011 Grand Final for Leeds. I scored just as the final hooter sounded in front of all the fans and its a moment that I will never forget.

Worst memory?

People can probably guess this one but not finishing the season with Castleford in 2017, missing the Grand Final and letting all my team-mates and the club down. What’s done is done and I’m happy now but that’s a really bad memory for myself.

Best match you’ve seen?

I’ve seen some fantastic games over the years but I was lucky enough to watch a State of Origin game in 2016 in person with my stepdad. The atmosphere and the game in general was something I was excited to watch from start to finish.

Your wish for the future of rugby league?

I want to see the game grow. Hopefully there will be more money in the game – not just for the players but from grassroots right up to Super League and for everyone in-between.

I would like to really see our youth get paid more and see them develop more at a younger age. I want England to be the dominant force in rugby league and take on the Aussies – and I believe that comes from helping out our grassroots into our scholarships and then hopefully into first-teams at clubs.

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