Bevan French says he was nowhere near his fittest in 2022 as he aims to improve further

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Bevan French says he was nowhere near his fittest in 2022 as he aims to improve further

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Bevan French states he wasn’t at his fittest for Wigan Warriors last season and believes he can offer a lot more.

The 27-year-old enjoyed an impressive 2022 campaign, scoring 31 tries in Super League, with his performances seeing him named in the Dream Team.

After agreeing a new two-year deal with Wigan at the end of last year, French is looking forward to improving his game further.

He said: “It’ll be good to focus on footy and not have any off-field distractions.

Hopefully I will get to improve on last year’s performances, I’m really looking forward to getting out there and playing.

“It’s exciting just to be part of a good squad that helped me to shine throughout the season last year.

It’s good to have this period now before the season starts.

“I want to put in as much hard work as I can and stay disciplined throughout the year, so I can improve on what I did last season.

Everyone has pretty much the same goals, they all want to improve. We all hold each other accountable.

“I feel like I wasn’t fully fit last year due to missing that chunk of pre-season so hopefully I’m a lot fitter this year and have a lot more involvement.

“I aim high for myself.

“I know I was nowhere near my fittest, I was just lucky to be part of a good team. We all help each other shine.

I was just lucky to be on the end of a good attacking edge, and I got to score a lot of tries because of their hard work.

“I’ve not really thought too much about my position.

“Jai (Field) has cemented that spot at fullback and I really enjoyed my time on the wing, but it’s a very long year so I’ll be prepared for both places.”

French says Wigan are determined to enjoy more success after experiencing the joy of winning the Challenge Cup and the disappointment of losing in the Super League play-offs.

“It’s important to cover both emotions,” he added.

“Everyone comes here because they want to win silverware, so it’s at the front of our goals.

“It’s an infectious feeling.

“You want to keep making those

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Yeah I’d say he wasn’t fully firing until about June.

He’ll have been in Wigan training for 7 weeks by the time the season starts.

Expecting the best of him early on.
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I think he’s referring to his lack of pace last season….. he was definitely a tad slower over distance…… if he has realised he wasnt fully fit then watch out super league
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there were a few occasions he wouldve in the past pinned his ears back and gone and he passed to field or took a tackle

I think we will see a monster Bevan in 2023 probably ending in an NRL return but i think he will smash it this season
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Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:41 am there were a few occasions he wouldve in the past pinned his ears back and gone and he passed to field or took a tackle

I think we will see a monster Bevan in 2023 probably ending in an NRL return but i think he will smash it this season
I think he will re-sign with us, there's been no interest from the NRL so far, he didn't do too well in his first stint, I think he's maybe been written off as new talent keeps coming through the ranks, hopefully
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medlocke wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:13 pm
Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:41 am there were a few occasions he wouldve in the past pinned his ears back and gone and he passed to field or took a tackle

I think we will see a monster Bevan in 2023 probably ending in an NRL return but i think he will smash it this season
I think he will re-sign with us, there's been no interest from the NRL so far, he didn't do too well in his first stint, I think he's maybe been written off as new talent keeps coming through the ranks, hopefully
I said exactly the same the other week to John Winder! You must have been reading my mind 😉
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Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:41 am there were a few occasions he wouldve in the past pinned his ears back and gone and he passed to field or took a tackle

I think we will see a monster Bevan in 2023 probably ending in an NRL return but i think he will smash it this season
Imo. he will finish his career at Wigan.
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keptinthedarkfans wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:53 pm
Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:41 am there were a few occasions he wouldve in the past pinned his ears back and gone and he passed to field or took a tackle

I think we will see a monster Bevan in 2023 probably ending in an NRL return but i think he will smash it this season
Imo. he will finish his career at Wigan.
I would think he will with how well the club have treated him in the past.
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josie andrews wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:36 pm
medlocke wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 12:13 pm
Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:41 am there were a few occasions he wouldve in the past pinned his ears back and gone and he passed to field or took a tackle

I think we will see a monster Bevan in 2023 probably ending in an NRL return but i think he will smash it this season
I think he will re-sign with us, there's been no interest from the NRL so far, he didn't do too well in his first stint, I think he's maybe been written off as new talent keeps coming through the ranks, hopefully
I said exactly the same the other week to John Winder! You must have been reading my mind 😉
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josie andrews wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:49 pm
keptinthedarkfans wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 2:53 pm
Wigan_forever1985 wrote: Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:41 am there were a few occasions he wouldve in the past pinned his ears back and gone and he passed to field or took a tackle

I think we will see a monster Bevan in 2023 probably ending in an NRL return but i think he will smash it this season
Imo. he will finish his career at Wigan.
I would think he will with how well the club have treated him in the past.
Over here he is a Superstar, in the NRL he is just a good player thanks to their rich pool of talent, you could say the same for Jai Field as well, long may they stay in cherry n white
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