Gareth Widdop had, arguably, one of his greatest performances in a Warrington shirt as Steve Price waxed lyrical about his performance.
“He’s feeling really good about himself, he’s nailed his pre-season; Gaz is going to be a great asset for us this season,” Price stated.
“It’s only round two so we’ve got a lot more to come, but it was a positive display from the boys.
“I know what sort of player Gaz is – he’s a fantastic guy and rugby league player to add to that.
“What happened last year we can’t control that and that’s way behind us; what we can control is the present and Gareth is doing that really well and that’s a credit to how he’s carrying himself at the moment.”
Steve Price was extremely disappointed last week with his side’s efforts, but was, understandably, a lot happier this week.
“This is the standard for us now and it’s small steps going forward; it was a good reaction.
“It was a totally different performance from last week – that was pleasing, credit to the boys. The start was great, defensively we were a lot more solid with our actions as a collective.
“I thought the left side looked really potent and the right edge improved a lot too. Systematically, I thought we were really solid – when you’re completing at 78% you’re always going to put some points on.
Chris Hill went off with a nasty-looking eye injury, but Price was quick to dispel any fears of injury.
“Chris is in good spirits, he carried the ball really strong; it was unfortunate that he got a head knock but he’s good in the changing rooms.”
That elusive first appearance for Greg Inglis isn’t far away though, Price insists.
“He’s getting very close, whether it’s next week or the week after, but he’s itching to get out there.
“It will be the middle of the week when we have a clearer picture of whether Greg will be playing – I can’t give an answer now because we don’t really know.”