27 Feb 2020
The Sezer Column: The test we need
Aidan Sezer talks Hull KR and Wigan Warriors, and the progression of the squad in is weekly column
Hello, it's finally time for us to return home to the John Smith's Stadium and it's time for my first Super League appearance in front of the Huddersfield faithful at the John Smith's Stadium for the visit of the five-time Super League champions, Wigan Warriors. Having seen the travelling contingent in our opening three away fixtures, I'm really excited about getting in front of the Cowbell Army on home soil.
Last week, we took the two points from the East Coast in windy conditions that made the game a unique challenge for us. It made the basics; passing, kicking and strategically managing the game, difficult and had a huge impact on the tie. What was impressive to me was our focus to do our job right defensive and to come back from the hostile crowd in East Hull with just one score against us what particularly pleasing for me.
Our forwards worked incredibly hard, with the pack's efforts in driving us up the field, and getting points on the board, a pivotal factor alongside our defensive commitment in breaking the game open and turning it in our favour. We had to work for the victory; work against the elements and against a Hull KR side full of intensity across the 80 minutes. That's exactly what we needed, a test to see our resolve in the face of adversity and see how far we've come.
Now, we face up in what is arguably our toughest test of the season, against a Wigan Warriors side on a hot-streak after some great performances in their opening fixtures. Although they failed to take the points home from their visit to the Jungle, they've showed that they have an ability to be solid in defence and keep the ball alive in attack. They have the current Man of Steel Jackson Hastings. They have commitment in attack through hard runners like Tony Clubb and Liam Farrell. They're a test that we need to face to see our progression.
Training has been good, however, and we're confident of securing another victory in this Super League season. The mood in the camp is good. We're looking to keep going and keep our momentum up in the face of yet another bruising and battling Super League game. I hope to see you there, and I look forward to playing for the first time in the Super League in front of you.