Warrington prop Roy Asotasi believes that the World Club Series is a great concept, and he is expecting a stormy clash against the St George-Illawarra Dragons.
The Wolves open the three-game series next Friday against the Australian side, and Asotasi is keen to make sure that his team brings some pride to Super League by winning.
“We are focusing on notching up a couple of wins before we play St. George-Illawarra,” said Asotasi.
“If we do that then it will definitely be a fiery clash, though I’d expect it to be like that anyway given how competitive both competitions are.
“It’s going to be a great spectacle and I’m sure everyone in Super League will be counting down for that weekend and will get all dressed up and ready to support the competition – and we’ll do our best to make sure we come away with a win.
Asotasi also feels that home advantage, and the wintry northern English weather, could be key for the Super League sides.
“If you look at the three teams – Wigan, Warrington and St. Helens – they have all got their fair share of former NRL players and they’ll all give a ‘heads up’ on the different styles of playing,” he added.
“But one thing that goes against them playing over here is that it is on our home turf.
“They’re coming here used to their hot summer weather – it won’t be warm here, it’s going to be cold.
“It has snowed a couple of time this winter which, unlike some people, I don’t mind, just as long as it doesn’t snow on the weekend we play St. George-Illawarra!”