IT was a great feeling to secure such an emphatic victory at home to Harlequins last Sunday.
But even though it was such a good result, we know we’re still not exactly setting the house on fire.
I thought a couple of things went our way and that gave us the momentum to go on and win the game by a very healthy 40-point margin.
And, yet again, I think it’s only right to praise the forwards for another top effort.
I’ve already said a number of times before how much the likes of Kevin Brown, Luke Robinson and myself depend on the pack for us to be able to make a positive impression. Without them our task would be almost impossible.
So, hopefully, the big fellas will carry on the excellent work tonight and we can celebrate yet another top away win.
And, I have to admit, I can’t wait for this one.
Wigan are still one of the biggest names in world rugby and I’ve heard great things about the JJB Stadium and the atmosphere that can be generated inside it.
To be honest, had things worked out a bit differently, I could, in fact, be a Wigan player now.
A couple of years ago Wigan put an offer in for me when I was at Wests Tigers.
However, it proved to be something of a non-starter, because I still had a season left on my contract at the Tigers and they didn’t want to release me.
I was more than comfortable about that, and, with the way things have worked out, I’m over the moon I’ve ended up here instead.
And I know I’ll be even happier if we can come back home with another win!
I CAN’T wait to meet my great mate Pat Richards at Wigan tonight, both on the field and off it.
Patty and me go back a long way together, having been teammates at both Parramatta and Wests Tigers, and I took advice from him before I decided to move to England.
As a result, we still keep in contact with each other on the phone on a regular basis, and during that time we have had the odd wager, including which one of us will score the most points and kick the most goals this season.
We’ve also had a bit of a side bet on tonight’s game, but I’m sure that whatever the outcome we’ll still remain on very friendly terms – until we face each other again at the Galpharm later in the season that is!