Connor Wrench reacts to scoring the match winning try against Leeds Rhinos

Yesterday, it looked like Warrington were heading for a shock defeat to a resurgent Leeds team down to 12 men.

But the Wolves hung in there against a Rhinos side who continually built momentum down the middle. Then, when it mattered, the Wolves came up with the necessary touches of class to win the game.

Key to the triumph and the aforementioned touches of class was young centre Connor Wrench. His flick pass led to Warrington’s first try whilst his own try proved to be the match winner in a 22-20 triumph over the Rhinos.

Speaking on Warrington Wolves’ official Twitter page, Wrench spoke about how much it meant scoring the winning try in front of the away fans: “I can’t stop scoring in front of Warrington fans, but it’s the best place to score. Especially today, the biggest away crowd in 16 years. They were banging in here all day credit to them in the rain.

“It’s looks terrible up there, it’s even worse down here on the pitch so it’s good that we ground it out.”

Wrench was also full of praise for the beaten Rhinos. Leeds went down to 12 men after 16 minutes and spent 10 minutes two men down after former Warrington man Brad Dwyer was sin binned for a late shot.

Despite that, Leeds led for much of the game so Wrench believed they should be given credit for their efforts on an afternoon encouraging for both sides going into the new campaign: “They were a credit to themselves going down to 12 that early and they gave us a game we had to stick it out and we came through in the end.”

Next week Leeds go to Wigan whilst Warrington host Castleford as Daryl Powell takes on his former club.

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