Wildbore enjoying Scorpions challenge

South Wales half-back Loz Wildbore is enjoying his new challenge with the Welsh club after a difficult 2009 season.

Wildbore started last year at Widnes, but was sent off on his debut for the Vikings, and was moved on first to Dewsbury before finishing the season in Championship 1 with York.

However, he has been a key component of the Scorpions side that has won two of its first three matches, with their only defeat coming at the hands of York, by just one point, on Sunday.

Formerly of Wakefield, Doncaster and Featherstone, it was at Hull KR that he met the now Scorpions coach Anthony Seibold. Wildbore says that the Australian made such an impression on him that he requested to sign for the Scorpions when he heard that Seibold was involved.

“When I heard that Anthony was to take over at the Scorpions, I dropped him a short message and said that I’d like to give it a go,” said Wildbore. “He was really keen on getting me down and I was keen to work with him again.

“When we were both at Hull KR, I was just starting my trade and he was helping me a lot, as well as the likes of Frank Watene and Mike Smith, two more experienced players. I was grateful to him then and I’m glad to re-pay him by coming down here. He’s a great bloke on and off the field.”

Wildbore is the only player in the Scorpions squad who is unable to play for Wales. A former England and Great Britain Academy international, he says that he’s not fussed being the lone non-Dragon.

“I don’t really notice,” he said. “I don’t pay much attention to it as all the lads are great down there. Everyone gets on well and that’s something unique in a club. I’ve been to a lot of clubs in the past where there’s been bickering and that just spoils it. With the Scorpions it’s all a bit different as we all get on.”

After taking on two of his old clubs in his first three games, Wildbore is now concentrating on taking on London Skolars at The Gnoll this Sunday in front of Welsh legend Max Boyce, who is a guest at the game. However this is a long distance travelling arrangement.

“I’ve still got my business in Hull, Precision Plastering Services, and I travel down to Wales for training on Friday night,” Wildbore admits. “It’s worked out really well for me as I try to get most of my jobs done from Monday to Thursday and I also train at a local gym in the week. If I do have work on a Friday, I can always get cover for a day or two.

“As we’ve got a new business, coming down to Wales is like a break for my partner and I, that is, it’s a change of scenery, it’s not like a holiday on the field or in training though as I know I’m coming down here to do a job. We’ve had a good start so far, we’ve had two good wins and we were very close to a third in York last week. London are still looking for their first win so they’ll throw a big challenge to us, it’ll be a good game to watch I’m sure.”

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