Warrington’s Ashton Sims keen to make up for near-misses of the past

• Australian prop has been a losing semi-finalist on six occasions
• Warrington face league leaders Hull FC in Super League on Friday

After a career of near-misses and heartaches at almost every turning, Ashton Sims’ greatest opportunity to secure an elusive first trophy seems to rest with Warrington’s class of 2016.

He knows the next few weeks will go a long way towards dictating that. Sims has lost NRL semi-finals with three different teams throughout his career, as well as two defeats in the last four of the World Cup with Fiji, in 2008 and 2013. Add to that a defeat in the semi-finals of last year’s Challenge Cup during his first season at Warrington, and it is easy to make a case for Sims being rugby league’s most unfortunate player.

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