Sandow’s unfinished Super League business

Warrington halfback Chris Sandow says he has a point to prove this season and is ready to show Super League his best.

Sandow joined the Wire half-way through last season from Parramatta but struggled to impose himself at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

The Aboriginal playmaker said it was tough coming in mid-season as a high-profile capture.

“There was a lot of pressure and expectation, and I was thinking about that too much myself, Sandow admitted to Love Rugby League.

“But now it’s a different ball game. I’m more settled and more comfortable now.

“I’ve got a pre-season under my belt and I’m really looking forward for the season to start.

“I’m moving a lot better than I was last year. Hopefully score some tries, I haven’t scored since back at Parramatta.”

Sandow was a constant target of the fans’ of opposition clubs when he landed in Super League. But the 27-year old said the songs and banter don’t worry him.

“Nah it was good. It doesn’t worry me one bit,” he said.

“But it was hard coming over during the season, I didn’t know the boys personally off the field and on the field.

“It was a bit tough, especially being a halfback and it frustrated me a bit. Now I’m a bit more comfortable and I’m myself now, I’m joking around with the boys, taking the piss out of them.

“I know the calls now and can tell the boys what to do. It’s good and I’m really enjoying it now.”

Sandow admitted he was unsure how he would find living and playing in the UK, after spending his whole career in the NRL.

But the former Rabbitohs and Eels scrum-half wants to prove people wrong and have no regrets about his time with the Wire.

“I didn’t expect myself to be really comfortable over here, I thought I would get homesick,” he said.

“There’s times I think of home and want to go home, but then I always think of I’m here for a reason. I’m the type of person that when I’m old I want to tell stories, especially having youg kids [myself].

“Especially as I’m from an Aboriginal community, people don’t get out to see the world, they’re always at home. I’m one of the lucky ones to experience it.

“I don’t want to be like people back home, always stuck there, saying ‘I could have done this, or I could have done that’… I’ve got really strong willpower and I like to prove people wrong. That’s how I’ve always been growing up.”

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