Wigan forward Nick Gregson has revealed his dad missed an Adele concert on Friday night so he could watch him make his rugby league debut for his hometown club.
And Warriors coach Shaun Wane says he invited Nick Gregson senior into the changing room after the match to join in the celebrations following Wigan’s 28-6 victory over champions Leeds in the Grand Final re-match at the DW Stadium.
Gregson, 20, an England academy international, became the 1065th player to pull on the famous Cherry and White jersey after stand-off George Williams pulled out of the game with a hamstring injury.
“I knew that I might have been playing on Thursday as George had a knock so I had it my in head that I was playing,” he said.
“My family are all buzzing for me. My dad was meant to be going to an Adele concert. It was a Christmas present for my step-mum but he obviously wanted to watch me make my debut so came to the game instead.”
Wane said: “It’s enjoyable when we get a young Wigan kid making his debut off the bench and it makes it even more special for him having his dad in the changing room with us singing our song.”
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