My Set of Six: with Wigan forward Morgan Smithies featuring Sean O’Loughlin & 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.

Wigan forward Morgan Smithies is our latest guest on My Set of Six…

Favourite away ground?

Headingley. I grew up supporting Leeds and every time I’ve been there it has been bouncing.

Favourite player?

Growing up my favourite player was Jamie Peacock but since being at Wigan, I’d have to say Lockers (Sean O’Loughlin). He is a great leader and an even better player.

Favourite memory?

My first-team debut for Wigan against Catalans was pretty special last year – and it came very unexpectedly. It was a great day for me and my family.

Worst memory?

It would have to be when Salford beat us in the Super League semi-finals last year. That was a tough pill to swallow. We’d got in some good form at the right time and to fall at the final hurdle was a tough one to take.

Best match you’ve seen?

The NRL Grand Final between the Rabbitohs and Bulldogs in 2014. For Sam Burgess to play 79 minutes with a broken cheekbone and then get man of the match just shows how tough he is.

Your wish for the future of rugby league?

For the game to expand and grow – but for now to just get back playing.

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