Hill never doubted Wolves would return to form

Hill never doubted Wolves would return to form

Hill never doubted Wolves would return to form

First published in Sport Warrington Guardian: by , Sports Editor

WOLVES head back to Bradford this weekend believing they have well and truly turned a corner in their season.

And prop Chris Hill says they never doubted themselves, despite some woeful form that hit the bottom of the trough in last month's loss against the Odsal strugglers.

Four successive Super League wins since were capped by a defeat of table-toppers Leeds Rhinos on Friday, but also included a stunning victory over arch-rivals St Helens at the Magic Weekend a fortnight ago.

Hill has played a part in them all, being the only ever-present in Wolves' line-up this year.

"We'd been building up to a performance like that and there's nothing better than taking out the league leaders," said the 26-year-old.

"A fortnight earlier we beat St Helens and I think we're getting a bit of momentum.

"I know that the halfway point of the season is late but we're getting it together now. We're getting our plays right and our timing.

"The start of the season was hit and miss but I knew it would turn round because of the quality of players in varied positions.

"We've been working hard to do that."

And Hill agreed that to send Leeds packing in the manner they did, despite depletion in the forwards through injuries, will be a further confidence boost to a side now finding its groove of past seasons.

"Itメs massive for us," said the England prop.

"We're all buying into what we believe in and when we get injured players back it will be a boost again.

"Everyone knows they need to play well because when people start coming back their positions will be lost if they're not performing.

"I think that's what's been keeping us going over the past four to five games."

So Wolves go full circle when they revisit the Provident Stadium (Odsal) on Sunday and Hill's sights are only on a different outcome this time.

"They did a job on us up there not so many weeks ago and we want to turn that over,ヤ he said.

モIt makes it even better that it's in the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup because we want to be in the hat for the next round and one step closer to Wembley.

"We know we need to turn up and deliver a performance like on Friday against Leeds."

Wolves' squad changes this season mean there are almost as many in the group yet to have experienced a Challenge Cup Final as there are who featured in the successes of 2009, 2010 and 2011.

"You dream of playing at Wembley in the Challenge Cup and winning it," said Hill.

"I did it in my first year with the club and it's something really special. But we'll take it one game at a time."

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