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Trent Waterhouse: Warrington Wolves fans yet to see the best of me
Trent Waterhouse about to touchdown against Leeds in the Challenge Cup Final at Wembley during his debut year with Wolves
WOLVES fans have yet to see the best of Trent Waterhouse.
Now entering the second Super League campaign of a three-year contract, the 32-year-old has settled into his role in Wolves’ squad and now that he knows what is expected of him by boss Tony Smith as well as his teammates, is ready to blow last year’s impressive form out of the water.
Recent snowy scenes on the training pitch must still take some getting used to, with the former Penrith Panther having spent the winter months in the blazing heat of his native Australia. But unlike during the first months of his debut season in 2012, Waterhouse and his family – wife Sasha, daughter Isla and son Flynn – are now comfortable in their new surroundings and he believes that will help him beat the high standards he set for himself last year.
“It was hard at first, coming over to the other side of the world and it was a culture shock, but after the first month I was loving it,” he said.
“My family are all enjoying it here, which has helped me settle in. If you are happy at home it helps you play better footy.”
Considering the second row’s impact last year, a content Trent should strike fear into the hearts of those set to go up against him during 2013. One of Wolves’ most consistent performers in 2012, Waterhouse was one of only six players to break the 30 barrier for appearances, comfortably leading the team’s tackle count throughout the year and finishing second only to Ryan Atkins in the offloads category.
‘The House’ also had a knack for scoring momentous tries in important games, typified by those in the Challenge Cup Final win against Leeds, in the play-offs against Hull, and a game-changing brace at St Helens that were key to Wolves reaching their first ever Grand Final.
The former Kangaroo and State of Origin forward said: “I was pretty happy with how my season went, but I always want to improve and I think I can.
“Consistency is a quality that I really want to bring to the table for this club, playing my best footy week in, week out.
“That is something I want to do again this year, play some dependably good footy for the Wolves.”