Sky Sports pundits Jamie Jones-Buchanan and Phil Clarke give damning opinions on Warrington Wolves

Warrington Wolves are in a bit of a pickle in 2022.

After being appointed as head coach ahead of this season, the future was said to be rosy for Daryl Powell at the Cheshire club.

However, it’s been anything but rosy with Warrington sitting just four points above bottom placed Toulouse Olympique who went down to Hull KR last night live on Sky Sports.

And, for the two pundits in the Sky Sports studio, Leeds Rhinos assistant Jamie Jones-Buchanan and former Wigan Warriors man Phil Clarke, believe that Powell’s men are in a relegation battle.

“I think so,” Jones-Buchanan said when asked if Warrington were embroiled in a relegation scrap with Wakefield Trinity and Toulouse. “They’re nearer the bottom than they are the top six.

“For me, Toulouse haven’t had a win away from home yet apart from Magic Weekend so this has to be the first one.

“But if they can’t beat an injury-strewn Hull KR and then there’s the excitement of playing Warrington in a massive four-pointer, nothing will do.

“I think the next seven days will be really exciting,” Jones-Buchanan concluded

Clarke echoed those sentiments with an interesting view on St Helens, stating: “It’s a three way battle, fear and worry can undermine talented players.

“They might be worrying that much about going down that they are not playing like a top four side.

“When they return to France, they’ve got four return trips to England in 24 days.

“That travel is a big test. St Helens – the last game of the season – they might have tied up the League Leaders’ Shield so they might field a weakened side.”

“I do believe Toulouse can go to Warrington and win, they are in all sorts of trouble.”

Warrington go up against Wigan tonight in what can only be described as a must win game at the DW Stadium before the Wolves have yet another groundhog day against Toulouse next week.

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