Captain’s Column: Harlem Shake was a one-off but it’ll be nice to celebrate victory against the club that gave me my Super League chance

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It’s always nice to play against your former club and I’ll be doing that on Sunday when we host Huddersfield.

Things didn’t work out for me there but they’re the team that gave me a Super League opportunity so I’ll always hold them in high regard for giving me that.

They’ve started well, they’re a big, powerful pack and they work well off the back of that with Broughy and Luke Robinson who are guiding them around the field.

They’ve played a couple of really good teams in Saints and Wigan and put a comfortable score on London so it’s going to be a big challenge for us but it’s one that we’re really looking forward to and we’re in good form ourselves. We have two wins in a row and confidence is pretty high so it’s going to be a good spectacle.

Last year when we played them it was a good, entertaining game and I think it’s going to be a good one again this time.

Looking back to the weekend win and London is always a tricky place to go. It’s a real change in how you prepare in the week. We’d trained well all week and then we put it all into play at the weekend.

After we celebrated with the ‘Harlem Shake’ dance - you might have seen it on YouTube!

It’s going around on the internet a bit and Vince Mellars is kind of our internet guy, he’s always on YouTube, and things like that.

Myself, Paul Aiton and Vince did a couple of dry runs and when we got the win, we thought it was pretty topical to do that at the weekend.

I think it’s a one-off. Obviously we had a couple of masked men in there who would like to remain anonymous. I think that was a one-night only performance.

It shows how much of a good vibe there is in our squad and how much we enjoy each other’s company. I suppose it’s nice for people outside looking in who don’t normally get to see that camaraderie that we do have together.

It is a serious environment as well but when we do something good we’re allowed to have a little bit of fun as well and it was a great atmosphere in the changing room after a good performance so it was nice to let a bit of steam off.

The news came out this week that our head coach will be coaching France and I think it’s great for him.

Rich spoke to a couple of us from the leadership group last week about it, and asked us our feelings on it and we were all just really happy for him. It’s a great opportunity to be involved in a World Cup, he’s going to be working with some really good players and it’ll probably add a little bit to him as well.

Rich is one of the best coaches I’ve worked with and all the guys hold him in a really high regard and we’re just all really happy for him as a squad that he’s got this opportunity.

He has given us his word that he’s 100 per cent with Wakefield and we all completely trust him in that, we wouldn’t think anything other than that. He wouldn’t have taken the job if it was going to impede him in any way.

- Danny.