Wigan Warriors coach Adrian Lam looks to defence

Adrian Lam
Adrian Lam

Wigan Warriors coach Adrian Lam thinks his side’s defence will hold the key to lifting them to the top of Super League on Sunday.

Wigan face Huddersfield at the John Smith’s Stadium looking for a fourth win of the season, while the Giants are aiming to hold on to top spot. 

The Warriors won 38-22 at Huddersfield last July, and Lam wants to see improvement from his squad on their opening month of the season for a repeat result.

He said: “They’ve got a good pack who work hard for each other and have had three good wins. It’s always a tough game when we go away there.

“They will be hard to beat there but if we keep improving on the things we’ve been trying to achieve and make sure we back our defence and keep them quiet then hopefully we can come away with the win.”

Lam also revealed forwards George Burgess and Ben Flower have a chance of returning to the squad from injuries. 

On Saturday, St Helens travel to Warrington’s HJ Stadium to face Canadian side Toronto Wolfpack, who are playing their home games in the UK until April.

Saints winger Regan Grace has been recalled to the side after missing last weekend’s World Club Challenge defeat to Sydney Roosters with a head injury picked-up in this month’s win over Hull FC. 

St Helens are aiming to keep pace near the top of table, while Toronto are still looking for the first win of their maiden Super League campaign.

Toronto have included Jack Wells and Ben Killner, both loaned from Wigan this week, in their squad.

Wigan  executive director Kris Radlinski said:  “This opportunity has presented itself for them both to experience Super League rugby and get some much needed game-time, which we believe will beneficial for all parties concerned.”

Elsewhere, Leeds Rhinos host Warrington Wolves tonight at Emerald Headlingley Stadium.

Joe Greenwood, who joined on loan from Wigan on Tuesday, could make his Leeds debut.

Also on Sunday, Salford Red Devils host Wakefield Trinity.