Wigan coach Shaun Wane has praised back-row forward Liam Farrell following his early season performances.
The 22-year-old has stepped upto the mark scoring three tries in his sides first four games following the departure of Gareth Hock to Widnes.
Wane said to Sky Sports: I would rate him really highly and I know so would other Super League players. For me, and I’ve watched every Super League game so far, he’s the best I’ve seen. But I know there’s some great quality with the likes of Ben Westwood and Jon Wilkin.
“I do think, as consistency goes, he’s been consistently the best back-rower in every game I’ve seen. He’s got a real chance of getting into the World Cup squad. I can say this though – hand on heart, he’s nowhere near at his best yet. He’s still learning but it’s different at this level.
“So if he can still improve and he can be as good as he wants to be then it’s an absolute dream to coach. He wants to get better and he has desire and that little bit extra that makes a real top pro different than anyone.”
Wigan travel to take on Castleford this Sunday looking to push on after their 48-18 win over London Broncos.