Dewsbury Rams on loan fullback Luke Hooley insists he is enjoying his time back at the club, and says that he is looking forward to making many more appearances for Dewsbury over the course of the season.
Hooley on loan from Betfred Super League side Wakefield Trinity scored a try on Sunday when the Rams were defeated by Bradford at Odsal.
On being back at the Rams Hooley said: “I am really enjoying my time here just playing regular rugby in a tough division and learning new things off of different coaches like Lee and Gaz.
“The main thing that has changed is the mentality of the club, the past few seasons Dewsbury has just been a club that has been in the championship and was just happy to stay there.
“Since Lee has come he’s pushing it to be a top 5 club, and we have competed in every game except the Halifax one, but we have just come up short at the last minute in games.
“I think this club has a lot to offer! It has the potential to be a top five team but we just need to fix up the little things first.”
Since his last stint at the club, Hooley believes he has improved as a player and says he is ready to make that next step going forward.
He commented: “I think I have improved massively as a player I have leaned a lot off of the players in my position at Wakefield. I feel like I understand the game a lot more in my position and hopefully I will just keep on learning.”
Finally Hooley grabbed a try in the 20-12 defeat to Bradford on Sunday, and says whilst it’s always good to get on the score sheet he admits that the team can be their own worst enemy at times.
He said of his try and and the result: “I thought it was a tough game, we were our own worst enemy, not completing sets and not being patient when we needed to be. We just need to put in an 80 minute performance, we keep doing 40 minutes then having 20 minutes off and that is killing us in games.
“It’s always nice to get on the score sheet but it was the 2 points what we needed but unfortunately we didn’t get them.”