Stefan Ratchford explains what went wrong for Warrington Wolves in 2022

2022 wasn’t the year Warrington Wolves wanted as they finished 11th and struggles in Daryl Powell’s first year as coach.

As they strive to remedy the wrongs of last year in 2023 the Wolves have made plenty of new signings especially down the middle.

Their new skipper Stefan Ratchford has been impressed by their new recruits.

“They’ve all come and settled really well, we’ve had a big turnover in players and it can be difficult at times but they’ve all come in and settled well. Fair play to the Aussie lads that have come over, they were over nice and early from pretty much day one. They’re all settled in and looking forward to challenging themselves in Super League,” Ratchford said of the new recruits to Betfred

He also opened up on what went wrong for the Wolves in 2022.

The Wolves averaged 21 points a game, enough to win a lot of fixtures, thus he wants to see the defence improve.

Ratfchford said: “We’ve looked back and reviewed that, scoring nearly 21 points a game is more than enough to win  a game but we’ve let ourselves down defensively. We’ve still got the same mindset of wanting to score points and seeing if we can score 21 points but obviously sort our defence out then it should put us in good stead for next year.

“Hopefully we’ll have the same discipline but the problem last year was that we were putting ourselves under way too much pressure with the amount of defence we had to do, and in the end it caught up with us in games. We put ourselves in good positions but having to make so many tackles hopefully this year we’ll cut down and have more possession.”

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