Grand Final triumph 'better than marriage and kids'


George Williams' desire to put behind him the agony of consecutive Grand Final defeats has been heightened by boss Shaun Wane's boasts about how good victory at Old Trafford actually is.

The stand-off was part of the Wigan Warriors sides beaten in the 2014 and 2015 showpiece matches, with Wane having led them to glory three years ago.

Williams still nurses the pain of those back-to-back losses and wants to experience the joy that winning a Grand Final brings, particularly after Wane's description of that feeling.

"I have tasted defeat twice at Old Trafford and it's not a nice feeling," he told Rugby AM ahead of Saturday's match against Warrington Wolves, who Wigan beat in the 2013 final.

"It's 12 months' work and it's all gone. Some of the senior boys talk about that feeling when you win, the togetherness of it all and that there is no better feeling.

"Shaun Wane jokes that's it's better than getting married and having kids, but I would love to experience winning with these boys and I'm very hungry to achieve it."

Warrington beat Wigan twice in April, before the latter gained a measure of revenge with last month's 35-28 victory.