Sammut wary of Broncos
Jarrod Sammut returns to his old club
The Warriors have won their last 10 meetings with the Londoners and have been victorious on seven of their last eight trips to the capital.
But Sammut, who spent the two previous seasons with the Broncos and was a member of their Million Pound Game winning team, thinks they will be no pushovers at the Ealing Trailfinders Sports Ground on Sunday.
“Obviously I’ve seen the great work they do off the field, the foundations they have made in the last couple of years to get the club in a position to compete,” said Sammut, who made his Wigan debut in the defeat by Hull FC last Sunday.
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“I think a lot of teams are going to take London for granted and think they can roll them. I think London will surprise a lot more teams.”
Sammut’s sentiments are echoed by team-mate Tony Clubb, who made his Super League debut for the Broncos in 2006 and captained them in 2013 before moving north.
“It’s been a long time since I was there and I’m looking forward to it,” said Clubb, who made more than 150 appearances for the capital club.
“I still know a few people at the club. I know the owners and it’s always nice to catch up with them.
“I’ve been saying for the last few years that it would be nice to see London back in Super League and now they are and are doing well.
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“I get on with their head coach Danny Ward really well and I’m pleased to see him succeeding down there.
“His team use the pitch to their advantage and throw the ball about a lot.
“I’m excited to see a few familiar faces and I’ve had some messages from fans over the last few days. It will be nice to see them all, but hopefully after we win.”
Hull’s win over the Warriors left Huddersfield Giants as the only team without a victory so far this year.
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The Giants look to get off the mark at the fourth attempt on Sunday when they host Hull, for whom Joe Westerman will make the 300th appearance of his career.
“It feels like a really great achievement to get to 300 games but it would be an even better achievement if we can get the win,” said Westerman, who was a tryscorer in his side’s historic golden-point win over Wigan.
“I won’t let it distract me going into the game but it would be really nice to get the win and hopefully we can kick on from there.
“We’ve got a monkey off our backs now and it felt a lot easier coming into training on Monday morning because everyone walked through the door with a smile on their faces.”