Warrington Wolves have been the bridesmaids of Super League.
They have often been close to the greatest glory but have come up short.
It is remarkable that they didn’t win a Grand Final from 2011-13 whilst they came up short at Old Trafford in 2016 and 2018.
Now expectations are high at the Halliwell Jones again in 2023 and former player Kevin Brown believes this time things are different.
He said on The Last Tackle:
“I actually think in a weird way that last year was a good thing. I think if you really want change, you have to change a lot and because they were so poor last year they’re stripped everything back.
“They went even harder in the recruitment and they were changing everything. I think even the coach has changed his style and they just look happy.
“I think the biggest change is that’s as close as I’ve seen Warrington as a group for a long long time.
“They way they’re playing now, they’ve got the pack that can go through the middle but then George Williams is in career best form. I think he’s got some able lads around him now with Matt Dufty and the pace of Matty Ashton on the wing.
“It just looks like a very balanced well-oiled machine at the minute.”