JAKE Mamo feels he has “something to prove” to Super League as a whole – and he aims to do just that with Warrington Wolves.

The utility back signed a one-year deal with The Wire last week and joined up with his new teammates for pre-season training on Monday.

Former Newcastle Knights man Mamo has spent the past two seasons with Huddersfield Giants, with whom he burst onto the scene having scored 12 tries in his first nine games in England.

On the whole, however, his spell in West Yorkshire was plagued by injuries, with Mamo also feeling as though he “let himself down” with his form when he did play.

Now, though, he aims to put all that behind him with the help of a full pre-season under Steve Price.

“I’ve got something to prove to the rest of Super League, for sure,” he said.

“I feel like I let myself down at times this year. It wasn’t through lack of trying, maybe it was fitness or confidence.

“If anything, I’ve got a lot to prove to myself as well.

“That starts with me getting fit and strong and if there’s an opportunity to play in the first team, I’ll grab it.

“Getting a full pre-season in is crucial for me.

“I read a study that said players were 30 per cent more likely to get injured if they don’t do a pre-season, and I’ve missed the last two.

“I’ve got the chance to do a full one now, so I know I need to take this chance to get fitter and stronger and see where we go from there.

“Missing the last two pre-seasons and coming in underdone was something I’ve really struggled with since coming here.

“I’m ready to put all of that behind me now.”

Mamo, right, scored five tries in five games against Warrington for Huddersfield. Picture by Mike Boden

Mamo’s ability to cover any position across the back line was precisely what Price was looking for in the recruitment market, especially given the departure of Mitch Brown.

Despite having spent most of his time with the Giants either at full-back or on the wing, the 24-year-old feels centre is his most prominent position but acknowledges getting into the side ahead of any of The Wire’s established back five will be a tough ask.

However, he says he will take the opportunity to learn from the experienced players in his position.

“It’s quite a strong back five that we already have here, so cracking it will be tough,” he said.

“I’d love a good run at centre because I feel that position suits where my game is at the moment.

“I haven’t had any indication as yet from Steve as to where he wants me to play, but it’s a bit early for that yet.

“I think what you can learn from coming to a club like this is underestimated.

“There’s players here that have been at the top of the game for so long.

“I can learn a lot from them and I’m excited to be around all of those guys.

“Steve did very well with the team this year and he feels he can help me go to another level.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to join a club like Warrington.

“They have been a top club for a while now and everyone speaks highly of the people here.

“Everyone I spoke to about the club only had good things to say.”