Steve Price hails “best player in Super League” as Warrington romp home

Warrington have lost just two games all season and outlined their title-hunting credentials with a crushing 62-18 victory over Salford.

And, Warrington boss Steve Price could not have been happier with his side’s performance – particularly in the second-half.

“I thought the start and the intent was really solid, we were really clinical,” Price said.

“We just lost our way with back-to-back errors and a seven tackle set with a penalty, but then I thought the boys were really good in that second-half.”

Price had special words for two of his chargers in particular.

“I thought Gaz Widdop was outstanding again tonight; he’s the best player in Super League at the moment and he must be knocking on the door for the World Cup at the end of the year.

“I thought Dany Walker conducted the spine really well with some great fluency and rhythm, whilst Stefan (Ratchford) at the back was impressive. Jake Mamo is looking really strong with the ball too.

“All 16 boys, with Daz Clark missing out, all contributed to a solid performance. Walks (Danny Walker) has been playing some really good footy, he’s one of the most well liked players in our team.

“He got the chance to stat tonight and I thought he was really solid – his effort off the ball was really class too.

“The game was in the bag so I thought let’s freshen Daz (Clark) up and get him right for next week.”

There was an injury concern for Price though.

“Coops (Mike Cooper) is fine, he will be ready to go next week as will Joe Philbin.

“Jason Clark has a bit of a lower leg injury and we’ll know more next week.”

The Warrington head coach also touched on the extension of Toby King, who has penned a new four-year deal at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.

“I’m very pleased with Toby King signing as it’s great news for the club; he’s one of our own and came through our system.

“He’s getting better every year; he came up with some brain farts before half-time, but he showed his maturity on his performance in the second-half.

“As a club and playing group we’re really pleased he’s extended his stay.”

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