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Warrington Wolves hooker Micky Higham celebrated his 100th career try against Hull
MICKY Higham is currently benefiting from tactical changes Wolves are employing in matches.
The former international hooker has figured off the bench at loose forward this season, allowing him and number nine Michael Monaghan to double up the team’s efforts in dismantling the opposition around the ruck.
That happened at Hull FC on Saturday, when Higham’s nous and speed was a different direction to Mike Cooper’s utilisation by Tony Smith as a third prop at the back of the scrum.
And the ex-Leigh and St Helens man was rewarded with the 100th try of his career.
“I’ve not run that fast for a while – I nearly got cramp,” he joked about the 30-metre gallop to the try line.
“When Michael Monaghan made a break, old man Hodgo (Brett Hodgson) couldn’t get there and so old man Micky managed to sneak between the posts.
“It maybe just took the game away from Hull and I’d sooner get the two points than a four pointer.
“Tony has said that when I come on it might be at hooker or loose forward, but using me down the middle.
“He looks for enthusiasm, line speed and to get in at dummy half, mixing it up with Monas (Monaghan).
“It’s pretty hard for defences to handle when Mike’s running and then I go off the back of him, or vice versa.
“There’s nothing worse for tiring big men than having speed around the ruck.
“Tony said he thought I gave the team a lift when I got on so that’s pleasing.”