Sims relishing forward battle against Hull FC

Ashton Sims has said he is relishing the chance to go up against the forward pack of Hull FC when Warrington take on the league leaders on Friday.

Sims missed Warrington’s game against St Helens last weekend through suspension and admitted he was frustrated to miss the local derby win.

“All week everyone was saying it’s a good time to refresh up, but I don’t really like that, I’d rather just keep playing,” Sims said. 

“I was really disappointed to miss last week but I’ve learnt my lesson and watching the boys I couldn’t be any prouder. I thought it was the best win we’ve had all year by far, going up to St Helens which is a tough place to play and get the result is exactly what the doctor ordered.”

A lot was made of St Helens‘ performance in that game with Warrington, and Sims believe the showing by his teammates on the night mostly went unnoticed.

“A lot of people don’t realise that Saints had about 30 tackles on our line at the start of the game,” he said.

“The resilience we shown was then the catalyst of what was one of our best victories of the year. We were pretty busted, I know other teams have injuries and I’m not going to cry poor, but I’ve got even more respect for those who went out and played busted and played really well.”

Following that win, the Wolves come up against the high-flying Hull FC in a top-of-the-table clash at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, with the Wolves placed as the bookies favourite for the game, see here for the top online betting offers.

This game against Lee Radford’s side is a game that the 31-year old is very much looking forward to. 

“This is the type of game you really want to test yourselves in, it’s 1st v 2nd on our home pitch,” he said.

“They’re probably the form team in the competition in the last month or so, they’ll be geared up and we will be for a big match. Hopefully we will get a packed crowd and they’ll see one of the best games of the year. 

Sims is also spoken of his eagerness at coming up against the likes of Frank Pritchard and Scott Taylor in the Black and White’s pack, and says it is part of the reason he plays the sport.

“That’s what you play for, you want to test yourself against the best,” he said.

“They’ve proven themselves to be one of the best teams in the compeition, and it’ll be a good physical battle on Friday night and one both teams will be looking forward to. 

“We’ve got two big games against sides who will finish in the top four, we’ve got to dig our spurs in the next fortnight and make sure we’re hitting the ground running for what is two of the bigger games of the year.”

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