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Paul Rowley says too much was made of Warrington’s start to the season

Paul Rowley

Warrington Wolves started the season with eight wins in a row but back to back defeats against St Helens and Wigan Warriors was a bit of a reality check.

They scrapped to victory against bottom club Wakefield Trinity last week to go back top of the league but they are still an enigma.

Now Salford Red Devils boss has had his say on the Wolves saying too much was made of their wins.

“I think we’re maybe reading too much into those first eight wins. To think anyone can go through a season and be perfect every week would be very unrealistic,” he said on BBC Five Live.

“Clearly it’s a new Warrington team, they’ve got so much finance there that they’ve got themselves an almighty good team in strength and depth.

“They have to be in and around everything really otherwise it would be a failure on their part.”

This week they take on in form Hull KR who are missing some key players. However, Rowley believes they can still do very well:

“It’s two big clubs going at it there and I think it’s quite hard to call a winner. You’d highlight KR missing Abdull and ask where the points will come from but then they went and did what they did to Huddersfield without him.

“They’re more than just reliant on scoring from kicks, I think they’re a really good side and they’ve got such a well-balanced squad.

“They seem to have a mixture between a star-studded line-up and an underdog mentality where they’ve got a team that will work hard, a good balance of experience with grafters and enough soldiers in there to go about business in a workman like approach.

“Then you’ve got the sprinkling of class with Lewis, Abdull and then Coote out of the back. They’re a good team.

“They are a big club. Everyone always mentions Hull FC but Hull KR are a big club, fantastic support base and they’re doing a lot of things right there. I think Willie Peters has made a fantastic impact there and I’m very impressed with him and the club.”

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