posted on 18 February 2013

Wildcats youngster Chris Annakin has told Wildcats TV how proud he was to make his first team debut in wake of the 28-0 victory over London.

Chris Annakin impressed on his Wildcats debut.

The forward replaced Justin Poore midway through the second-half with the score at 14-0 to put in a solid display at the Twickenham Stoop. The 22-year-old has been a consistent member of the Wakefield academy sides and spent some time on-loan at Workington in the previous campaign.

Richard Agar saw enough of the muscular forward to give him his chance and he was rewarded as Annakin helped his side to a comfortable victory. Trinity scored five tries in the capital including a brace for winger Ben Cockayne.

Speaking to Wildcats TV in an interview you can see in full HERE, the number 27 explains his feelings after making his Super League bow.

“I’m really proud, this time last year it didn’t seem like I was getting anywhere but this year I seem to have come forward and Agar is impressed and I’m glad to have got my debut,” said Annakin.

The former Shaw Cross Sharks player has clearly impressed Agar as he told the forward he would be given his chance days before the team was announced.

“Midweek he let me know and it really boosted me then for the rest of the week and I got chance to prepare myself properly for the weekend.

“I just tried doing my own job, didn’t try do anything special and I just ran hard and tackled hard and stuck to the system.

“It’s really hard to start off the bench anyway because you’ve done the warm up with the boys then you drop back down and it’s hard to pick yourself back up. As soon as you get out there and have that first tackle or first run you get straight into it.

Annakin was a member of the Wildcats under 18s cup winners and is currently in his third season in full-time rugby league. He explains why this year he has knuckled down to make an impact at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium.

“Number one I’d say my attitude and listening, taking on board what Agar is saying because he’s a very smart coach and he obviously has brought me on to where I am now.

“It’s my last year of my contract and I really wanted to impress, show Agar what I can do.

“I’m really happy but obviously there are things where I feel I could improve but I didn’t make any mistakes.”

Make sure you watch the full interview with Annakin HERE where he further gives his assessment on the performance against the Broncos.

The Wildcats look to continue their momentum against Huddersfield on Sunday at the Rapid Solicitors Stadium, kick-off 3pm. Make sure you pre-purchase your ticket and save money on matchday admission. Ground standing tickets are £20 adults and £12 concessions & juniors while under 5s are free.

You can purchase yours today online HERE or by visiting any of our retail outlets at the Ridings Centre, Trinity Walk or Stadium Box Office. Alternatively, you can buy yours over the phone by calling 01924 211611 / 201548.

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