My Set of Six: with Warrington forward Joe Philbin featuring Great Britain debut & Ben Westwood

Drew Darbyshire

Great Britain and Warrington forward Joe Philbin is our latest guest on My Set of Six.

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.

Favourite away ground?

The DW Stadium, Wigan. I love playing against Wigan at Wigan with a big crowd on. They are my favourite games.

Favourite player?

I used to love watching big Iafeta Paleaaesina steamrolling people but Bennie Westwood is my favourite ever player, he was an absolute warrior.

Favourite memory?

Making my Great Britain debut against New Zealand. We didn’t get the win but representing your family makes you prouder than anything. Also having the haka done in front of you gets you right up for the game.

Worst memory?

Losing the 2018 Grand Final to Wigan and the Challenge Cup final to Catalans in the same year. Losing in a final is devastating and you are down for days afterwards but it gives you that hunger not to go through it again.

Best match I’ve seen?

Great Britain against Australia when Jamie Peacock and Willie Mason had a scrap. I think that was the game that made me fall in love with rugby league. I think that was rugby in its prime!

Your wish for the future of rugby league?

Don’t go too mad with rule changes and not lose the physicality of the game which is its main selling point.

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