My Set of Six: with Wigan fan Darren Harrison featuring that historic win over Manly

Wigan fan Darren Harrison 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?

My favourite away ground is Headingley, Leeds. The atmosphere there is amazing and there have been some top quality games at Headingley over the years.

But I love going to the DW Stadium and Totally Wicked Stadium as well. The company who I work for, K3 Business Technology Group, are official sponsors Wigan and St Helens so I’m often at those grounds.

Favourite player?

Brett Kenny. He totally inspired me to play rugby league when I was young.

Favourite memory?

Henderson Gill’s try for Wigan against Hull in the Challenge Cup final at Wembley in 1985. His smile after scoring the try was priceless.

Worst memory?

Wigan’s defeat to Sheffield in the 1998 Challenge Cup final at Wembley. Not only did Wigan lose, it was the last final that I attended with my father before he passed away, so it is a sad memory for me.

Best match you’ve seen?

The World Club Challenge between Wigan and Manly at Central Park in 1987. It was an unbelievable experience to watch as a 13-year-old kid. The Wigan team was full of talent, very tough and the team’s togetherness was amazing.

Your wish for the future of rugby league?

The game needs more investment in both grassroots rugby and at the top level to allow the game to expand. More and more clubs seem to be under extreme financial pressure, attendances seem to be dropping and more British players are opting to play in the NRL – none of these are good for the British game.

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