Sonny Bill Williams says “the magic will come” after making his return to rugby league on Sunday.
Toronto’s marquee man played his first game of rugby league in five years on Sunday as the Wolfpack went down to a 28-10 defeat against Castleford.
Williams was introduced from the bench in the first half and played the remaining 54 minutes.
He said: “It didn’t go to plan but at the end of the day, that’s the game of footy, you win some and you lose some.
“From a team point of view I am very disappointed but individually I’m just glad I got back out there and got a taste of it and started to get my rhythm. I’ve got something to work on, a good base.
“I am feeling really good. They were looking to play me for 20 or 30 minutes but I was feeling really good out there and it was an awesome atmosphere.
“For me I just prided myself on trying to do the little things well. Obviously it wasn’t magical but the foundations have been laid and I’ve just got to keep working on that.
“It’s a long season. The magic will come if I’m doing the little things well, the little one percenters.”