Flying Worrincy plays down ‘matchwinner’ tag

Rob Worrincy
Rob Worrincy

Halifax winger Rob Worrincy has played down his role in his side’s 34-24 Co-operative Championship win at Dewsbury - despite boss Karl Harrison singling him out as the gamebreaker.

The Londoner’s stunning long-range pursuit of opposite number Austin Buchanan in the second half prevented the Rams going two scores clear and paved the way for a late salvo of points as the visitors teed up a top-two battle with Featherstone Rovers at the Shay on Thursday night (7.30).

“I don’t know whether Karl’s exaggerating a bit,” laughed Worrincy.

“It was just a big effort from the boys and I was happy to be able to play a part in that.

“Karl asked us at half time to start knocking some sets out and just make a big effort to get the win.

“The boys in the middle are putting their bodies on the line and while I can’t do that, I can do my best to tidy up any scraps and take whatever chances I get to influence the game.

“I just pinned my ears back and chased and tried to keep the pressure on him; it’s not easy when you’ve got someone chasing you and you know they’re getting closer.

“Luckily, I had a bit more gas in the tank than he did and just managed to get before he got there.

“It was nice to help us get the win and we’ve got a big game against Featherstone to look forward to now.”