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Chris Hill would swap all the personal accolades for a shot at the Grand Final
It has been a superb debut season for Chris Hill, but he would trade it all in for Wolves to reach Old Trafford
IT has been a dream debut season for Warrington Wolves’ 24-year-old prop Chris Hill, but he would swap all the awards, personal accolades and praise for one shot at Old Trafford on October 6.
Hill’s debut in the Super League Dream Team on Monday marked the latest success in what has been a remarkable first season in primrose and blue, with the former Leigh Centurions forward sweeping the board at the club’s annual end of season awards ceremony in the same week as his first international selection for the England Knights.
He was even rewarded with an improved contract from the club after only six month of playing at the top level, but all of his achievements pale into insignificance next to the squad’s ambitions to reach their first Grand Final.
“I would swap all the personal awards for the team to get back here for the Grand Final, without a doubt,” said Hill.
“This is the main one, the thing we want more than anything, and I would give anything to be on that pitch on October 6.”
Wolves will first have to negotiate a tough play-off opener with St Helens on Saturday, against the only team to have beaten Wolves on home soil this year.
Wolves’ record speaks for itself, having won just two play-off games in the Super League era, but Hill is confident that his side are ready to take the knockout success seen in their three Challenge Cup victories into the final stages of the Super League this time around.
“We are definitely ready,” he said.
“We are peaking at the right time, we have looked at it and this is the level we need to be.
“The last few years they have won the Challenge Cup but then petered out but I can’t see that happening this year.
“The hunger is there and there is a real buzz around the camp.
“It is going to be like three Challenge Cup final weeks now leading up to this Grand Final, and we intend to be there at the end.”