TOP TACKLER WASHBROOK PLEASED WITH FORM

posted on 7 July 2012

Wildcats loose-forward Danny Washbrook says he is playing some of his best rugby in years since making the switch from Hull FC.

Danny Washbrook has made more tackles than any other player in Super League.

Washbrook has been a consistently strong performer throughout 2012, featuring in every game of the campaign so far and tops the Super League tackles chart, one ahead of teammate Paul Aiton.

He says that the extended run of games has helped him find some top form.

“I have had a lot more first team action which is obviously what everybody wants, I’ve really enjoyed it and it’s been a good move for me,” said Washbrook

“We do get stats sheet after each game because everybody wants to look to see if you’ve missed any tackles or there are certain things that we pride ourselves on like our kick chase and kick pressure. James Webster does that for us so we do know what is going on and how many tackles and other elements we do.

“I have played a lot better this year than I have for a number of years and that’s probably due to the fact I have had a long extended run in the team.

“I have always been pretty happy with my defence but in my attack I have managed to get more involved due to more game time so I’ve been happy with that.”

Washbrook and the rest of the Wildcats team will need to be on top form to compete with table topping Wigan Warriors at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium on Sunday afternoon (kick-off: 3.30pm).

Wakefield were comfortably beaten on Easter Monday at the DW Stadium and now welcome the cherry and whites for what will be a first game on home soil since the memorable comeback win against Hull FC

Washbrook is eager for a return to playing in front of the home fans.

“They (Wigan) are the team that are top of the table and they know how to score some points so it will be up to us to stop them and keep them in their half of the field for as long as we can.

“We have said if we cut out the errors we are making when we come out of our own half and finish our sets down their end a bit more often then we will be in games, we need to pick that up.

“It’s been a few weeks since we have been at home so it will be good to get back.

“The games towards the end of the season do pick up intensity, they can go both ways really.  The teams that are pushing towards the play-offs and the teams that know they are in there raise their game and maybe some teams think they can’t get there so they drop off a bit.

“We are just trying to push on and make every game a contest and make sure we are in every game to win it and we are not giving anybody an easy two points.”

You can see the full interview with Washbrook on Wildcats TV by clicking HERE.

Tickets for Sunday’s game – the first in a month at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium – are on sale now with a big away following set to cheer on the cherry and whites, with Wildcats fans being challenged to back the team in their numbers and ensure another great atmosphere.

Tickets can be purchased at the Ridings Centre Store, Rapid Solicitors Stadium Box Office, by calling 01924 201548 or buy online by clicking HERE.

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