Wildcats hooker Andy Ellis is looking forward to pulling on a Wildcats shirt for the first time on Boxing Day in the Heatshot Festive Challenge.
Ellis is one of 16 new signings at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium and is in line to make his first outing for his new club against reigning Champions Leeds Rhinos at Headingley Carnegie.
It would be a first for the former Harlequins RL and Hull KR man, but it’s a new experience that he says will benefit the new-look Wildcats squad.
“It’s a different thing for me because playing on Boxing Day has never been one of the things I’ve done,” admitted the 27-year old.
“It’s exciting because it gets you into the swing of things and gets your match fitness ready with early games.
“You can test out what the team’s going to be like and how we’re going to gel so it’s actually quite a good test.
“Not as much the game and the result but the game and how we perform.
“It’s what we’re here to do. All the training and preparation is for going out on the pitch and that’s what the boys want to do.
“Boxing Day is a nice early start for us so it’ll be good.”
You can watch the full interview with Ellis on Wildcats TV as he discusses pre-season and gives us his thoughts on the opening round fixtures against Widnes Vikings and former employees Hull KR.
Tickets for the Heatshot Festive Challenge are on sale now. Tickets for members of both the Rhinos and the Wildcats are reduced if purchased in advance.
Standing for adults is £15, £10 for concession and £5 for juniors who are 15 and under. Paddock seating is £18 for adults, £13 for concessions and £8 for juniors whilst Main Stand and Carnegie Stand seats are £20 for adults, £15 for concessions and £10 for juniors. For adults and concessions, these prices will go up by £3 on matchday and for non-members throughout the selling period.
Tickets can be purchased from the Wildcats retail outlet in the Ridings Centre or at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.
Alternatively you can call 01924 201548 or buy online at www.therhinos.co.uk/buytickets
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