Steve Price proud of his side’s effort and addresses Blake Austin omission

Warrington Head Coach Steve Price talked about how proud he was of his time after they claimed a gutsy win in France over Catalans.

The Dragons were unbeaten going into today’s game and it took a stern defensive showing from the Wolves to claim the 2 competition points.

And it was Warrington’s defence that earned their coach’s praise: ” I’m super proud of all the boys, all 17. It was a good old tough game of footy and the effort areas have certainly improved.

“There were some big game changing moments. Over on that left side Toby King and Gaz [Widdop] had to come up with some big plays.

“I think it was four tries to one. Just really proud of all 17 players.”

He however made a point of focusing on his side rather than sending out messages to the rest of the league. The Wolves have had a mixed start to this season with one win, one loss and one draw going into today’s game. However they seemed to be back on track today: “It’s not about sending out a statement. We know what sort of team we have. It’s about small improvements for us as a team.

“There’s been parts of our game that have been really good. I thought defensively today we were really solid against a great attacking team. We’ll build off that and get a lot of confidence and belief.”

Price made a big call before the game leaving out talisman Blake Austin and selecting Stefan Racthford at stand-off with young Matty Ashton at fullback. It seemed to work as Gareth Widdop controlled the game for the Wire. However, Price addressed the decision to leave Austin out: “He’s an important part of our team but at the end of the day it’s all about performance I felt the best way was Stef [Ratchford] over on that right edge this week.

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18 days ago

it has taken long enough he is a shadow of the player we had in his first 20 games