The desperation in a state of fatigue to avoid Golden Point was all that was on Sam Powell’s mind as the Wigan star won the game for his side late on against Hull KR yesterday.
Powell stepped up to slot an unlikely one pointer from long range with two minutes of regular time remaining to see the Warriors edge the Robins 19-18 and admitted that trying to win the game and avoid extra time was all that was going through his head at the time, after feeling too exhausted to play any longer.
“But my body was knackered, I couldn’t go to extra-time, so I thought I’d have a pop and I’m just glad it went over,” he said.
“I couldn’t go to Golden Point – I needed it over with! We’re happy with the win.”