Warrington forward Jason Clark has praised the influence that Greg Inglis is having on the team ahead of this weekend’s Challenge Cup quarter-final against Catalans.
It was Clark who put the idea of playing in Super League to his old South Sydney Rabbitohs team-mate Inglis, who made his Warrington debut last Saturday and will get his first taste of the Cup on Friday when the Wolves take on the Dragons.
Clark said: “When Greg Inglis walks in a room everyone stops and looks and you still see it to this day.
“I have a chuckle to myself the fact that Greg is wearing Wire colours and it’s not just a cameo it’s for the season. It’s something that is very exciting.”
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Clark is hoping to savour another Cup final appearance in what could be his final season with the club.
The 31-year-old back-rower, who is out of contact this year, says the concept of knockout football was strange to him but he quickly got his head around it after helping the Wolves to victory at Wembley in his first season in England in 2019.
He said: “It was a bit weird trying to get to grips with it but I’ve grown to enjoy it a lot more now.
“It seems players’ mentality changes from playing Super League to Challenge Cup. You see the boys putting in everything each week but in knockout footie it seems to come to light a lot more.
“It’s so enjoyable, being a kid from Sydney, going down to Wembley and winning and walking up the stadium getting the medal.
“We were also waiting in the tunnel quite a while and I ended up next to Prince Harry. I didn’t know whether to shake his hand or what to do. It’s an unbelievable experience that some players don’t get to have.”