Wakefield Wildcats’ new boy Sean Morris says he is looking forward to the Wetherby Whaler Festive Challenge against Leeds Rhinos.
The Wildcats travel to Headingley on Boxing Day for the annual preseason trial game, and the former Oxford and London Broncos back is hoping to impress head coach Brian Smith.
“Brian said that he’s going to give everyone a run so it’s something to look forward too,” the 26 year-old Yorkshire TV via the Wildcats’ website.
“It’s nice to have that aim after the slog of 10 hard weeks but then there’s something there at the end of it.”
Morris began his rugby league career with Oxford RL, having previously played union for Oxford University. Speaking of the switch between codes, Morris said: “It’s been a big, big learning curve, there’s so many nuances in league that you don’t see from the outside until you try and then it all hits you and you realise how much you’ve got to learn.”
In total he scored 27 tries in 37 games for the Championship One side before making the step up to the Broncos in late 2014.
Morris impressed in the capital and earned himself a 12-month contract with the Wildcats for the coming season.
“There’s definitely a step up in intensity,” Morris said of training at Super League level. “The days are longer, harder and Brian’s got us working pretty hard so I can definitely feel the difference.”
And Morris said he is pleased with his new surroundings having made the move up north: “I’d previously been based in Oxford for six or seven years so it’s a big move up… but it’s going well so far, I’m enjoying it.”